The second edition of the book is designed to provide a concise and logical explanation of the fundamental principles of soil mechanics. It includes the semi-empirical approach to practical problems in soil engineering. A comprehensive range of worked examples is included to illustrate the application of fundamental principles in practical situations. The subject is discussed in the following chapters: (1) basic characteristics of soils, (2) seepage, (3) effective stress, (4) shear strength, (5) lateral earth pressure, (6) stresses and displacements, (7) consolidation theory, (8) bearing capacity, (9) stability of slopes, and, (10) ground investigation. /TRRL/

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Van Nostrand Reinhold

    115 Fifth Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10003
  • Authors:
    • CRAIG, R F
  • Publication Date: 1978

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 318 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00189625
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • ISBN: 0 442 30218 5
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 11 1979 12:00AM