Foundations of Geotechnical Engineering combines the essential components of Braja Das' market leading texts, Principles of Geotechnical Engineering and Principles of Foundation Engineering. The text includes the fundamental concepts of soil mechanics as well as foundation engineering without becoming cluttered with excessive details and ...Read MoreFoundations of Geotechnical Engineering combines the essential components of Braja Das' market leading texts, Principles of Geotechnical Engineering and Principles of Foundation Engineering. The text includes the fundamental concepts of soil mechanics as well as foundation engineering without becoming cluttered with excessive details and alternatives. Foundations. features a wealth of worked out examples, as well as figures to help students with theory and problem solving skills. Das maintains the careful balance of current research and practical field applications that has made his books the leaders in the field.Read Less
New. Large number of example problems in all chapters. Provides a comprehensive treatment of soil mechanics and foundation engineering that can be used to teach a combined, one semester course. Covers topics such as bearing capacity and settlement of shallow foundations (spread footings and mats), retaining walls, braced cuts, piles, and drilled shafts, and much more. Abundantly illustrated to help students understand the material. Several examples are included in each chapter as well as numerous problems provided for homework and assignment. A historical perspective (pre-18th century-present) provides detailed background and content development. Contains a list of references for further information and study in each chapter. All units presented in SI. Full Instructor``s Solutions Manual and PowerPoint presentation of all images from the text are available for free Instructor Only Download. Chapters have been reorganized from 14 in total to 19 in order to make content coverage and ion simpler and more efficient for instructors. New content on the process of the formation of various types of rock (i.e., rock cycle). New chapter solely dedicated to Soil Classification. Several recently-developed empirical relationships to estimate maximum dry unit weight and optimum moisture content have been added to the chapter on "Soil Compaction". "Hydraulic Conductivity" and "Seepage" are now presented in two separate chapters (Chapters 6 and 7) with flow net construction in anisotropic soils as a new topic covered under "Seepage". New chapter on "Ground Improvement" briefly treating topics related to chemical and mechanical stabilizations. New section on geophysical exploration has been added to the chapter on Subsurface Exploration. The chapter on shallow foundations presented in Chapter 12 in the previous edition is now treated in two separate chapters"Bearing Capacity" and "Settlement". "Pile Foundations" and "Drilled Shafts" are also now two separate chapters (previously "Deep Foundations-Piles and Drilled Shafts"). A new appendix on "Geosynthetics" has been added, primarily introducing readers to geotextile and geogrid as they relate to the construction of mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) retaining walls. New "Problems for Self Study" available via free student download, equipped with full solutions.1. GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING-FROM THE BEGINNING. Geotechnical Engineering Prior to the 18th Century. Pre-classical Period of Soil Mechanics (1700-1776). Classical Soil Mechanics-Phase I (1776-1856). Classical Soil Mechanics-Phase II (1856-1910). Modern Soil Mechanics (1910-1927). Geotechnical Engineering after 1927. End of an Era. 2. SOIL DEPOSITS-ORIGIN, GRAIN-SIZE, AND SHAPE. Rock Cycle and the Origin of Soil. Soil DepositsGeneral. Residual Soil. Gravity Transported Soil. Alluvial Deposits. Lacustrine Deposits. Glacial Deposits. Aeolian Soil Deposits. Organic Soil. Soil-Particle Size. Clay Minerals. Specific Gravity (Gs). Mechanical Analysis of Soil. Effective Size, Uniformity Coefficient, and Coefficient of Gradation. Particle Shape. 3. WEIGHT-VOLUME RELATIONSHIPS AND PLASTICITY. Weight-Volume Relationships. Relationships among Unit Weight, Void Ratio, Moisture Content, and Specific Gravity. Relationships among Unit Weight, Porosity, and Moisture Content. Relative Density. Consistency of Soil. Activity. Liquidity Index. Plasticity Chart. 4. SOIL CLASSIFICATION. AASHTO Soil Classification System. Unified Classification System. 5. SOIL COMPACTION. Compaction-General Principles. Standard Proctor Test. Factors Affecting Compaction. Modified Proctor Test. Empirical Relationships. Field Compaction. Specifications for Field Compaction. Determination of Field Unit Weight after Compaction. Effect of Compaction on Cohesive Soil Properties. 6. HYDRAULIC CONDUCTIVITY. Bernoulli`s Equation. Darcy`s Law. Printed Pages: 656..
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