Introductory Geotechnical Engineering

Author: Hsai-Yang Fang
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0203403525
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Integrating and blending traditional theory with particle-energy-field theory, this book provides a framework for the analysis of soil behaviour under varied environmental conditions. This book explains the why and how of geotechnical engineering in an environmental context. Using both SI and Imperial units, the authors cover: rock mechanics soil mechanics and hydrogeology soil properties and classifications and issues relating to contaminated land. Students of civil, geotechnical and environmental engineering and practitioners unfamiliar with the particle-energy-field concept, will find that this book's novel approach helps to clarify the complex theory behind geotechnics.

Introductory Geotechnical Engineering

Author: B. C. Chattopadhyay
Publisher:
ISBN: 9788189766344
Size: 45.54 MB
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Introductory Geotechnical Engineering is a comprehensive book intended to serve as a textbook for third year engineering students in most degree colleges across the country. This would also help students to tackle most questions in competitive examinations with geotechnical engineering as a subject. It would also help students aspiring for diploma level examinations in civil engineering. The book will also be useful to practising engineers as a ready reference on the subject. Attempts have been made to present the topics in simplified manner with large number of solved examples and unsolved problems for exercise. First chapter of the book provides a brief introduction on soil mechanics and need for study of the subject. Next eight chapters deal with the theory of soil mechanics dealing with the diverse soil properties. Chapter 10 discusses various types of foundations, where knowledge of soil mechanics will be applied for design and construction. The last chapter introduces the concept of geotechnical earthquake engineering, which is gaining importance as a part of disaster mitigation engineering, and has been introduced as a compulsory subject in civil engineering in many universities.

Geotechnical Engineering

Author: Jean-Louis Briaud
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470948566
Size: 60.48 MB
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Written by a leader on the subject, Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering is first introductory geotechnical engineering textbook to cover both saturated and unsaturated soil mechanics. Destined to become the next leading text in the field, this book presents a new approach to teaching the subject, based on fundamentals of unsaturated soils, and extending the description of applications of soil mechanics to a wide variety of topics. This groundbreaking work features a number of topics typically left out of undergraduate geotechnical courses.

Geotechnical Engineering

Author: Donald P. Coduto
Publisher: Pearson/Education
ISBN: 9780131354258
Size: 69.25 MB
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Geotechnical Engineering: Principles and Practices, 2/e, is ideal or junior-level soil mechanics or introductory geotechnical engineering courses. This introductory geotechnical engineering textbook explores both the principles of soil mechanics and their application to engineering practice. It offers a rigorous, yet accessible and easy-to-read approach, as well as technical depth and an emphasis on understanding the physical basis for soil behavior. The second edition has been revised to include updated content and many new problems and exercises, as well as to reflect feedback from reviewers and the authors' own experiences.

Modeling And Computing In Geotechnical Engineering

Author: Mohammed Shamin Rahman
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781498771672
Size: 59.17 MB
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Modeling and computing is becoming an essential part of the analysis and design of an engineered system. This is also true "geotechnical systems," such as soil-foundations, earth dams and other soil structure systems. The general goal of 'modeling and computing' is to predict and understand the behaviour of the system subjected to a variety of possible conditions/scenarios (with respect to both external stimuli and system parameters), which provides the basis for a rational design of the system. The essence of this is to predict the response of the system to a set of external forces. The modelling and computing essentially involve the following three phases: (a) Idealization of the actual physical problem, (b) Formulation of a mathematical model represented by a set of equations governing the response of the system, and (c) Solution of the governing equations (often requiring numerical methods) and graphical representation of the numerical results. This book will introduce these phases.

Civil Engineering A Very Short Introduction

Author: David Muir Wood
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191642754
Size: 78.91 MB
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Civil engineering produces the structures of all human settlements worldwide and is a vital discipline for many aspects modern life, underlying housing, transport, and our major areas and buildings related to work, study, and leisure. In this Very Short Introduction, David Muir Wood demonstrates the nature and importance of civil engineering not only in the history of civilization and urbanization, but its range of facets today, and its challenges for the future. Beginning with the challenge of creating a settlement on a deserted island, which sets out the problems that civil engineers need to solve, he looks at the social and environmental considerations as well as the science, technology, and craft of building bridges, tunnels, houses, and areas of recreation. He highlights the lives of some major civil engineers, including Brunel and Bazalgette, considers the challenges of managing water and energy, and looks at our increasing sensitivity to building and the environment. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Principles Of Geotechnical Engineering

Author: Braja M. Das
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305970934
Size: 21.48 MB
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Readers gain a valuable overview of soil properties and mechanics together with coverage of field practices and basic engineering procedures with Das and Sobhan’s PRINCIPLES OF GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING, 9E. This introduction to geotechnical engineering forms an important foundation for future civil engineers. This book provides critical background knowledge readers need to support any advanced study in design as well as to prepare them for professional practice. The authors ensure a practical and application-oriented approach to the subject by incorporating a wealth of comprehensive discussions and detailed explanations. Readers find more figures and worked-out problems than any other book for the course to ensure understanding. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.