AN INTRODUCTION TO GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING

This manual presents data on soil behaviour, with emphasis on practical and empirical knowledge, required by geotechnical engineers for the design and construction of foundations and embankments. It deals with: index and classification properties of soils; soil classification; clay minerals and soil structure; compaction; water in soils (capillarity, shrinkage, swelling, frost action, permeability, seepage, effective stress); consolidation and consolidation settlements; time rate of consolidation; the Mohr circle, failure theories, and stress paths; shear strength of sands and clays. Four appendices deal with the following: application of the "SI" system of units to getechnical engineering; derivation of Laplace's equation; derivation and solution of Terzaghi's one-dimensional consolidation theory; pore pressure parameters. (TRRL)

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    Prentice-Hall, Incorporated

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  • Authors:
    • Holtz, R D
    • Kovacs, W D
  • Publication Date: 1981

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  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 747 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00399668
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0-13-484394-0
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 30 1985 12:00AM