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Table of Content
Overview
Feature
1 - Geotechnical Engineering - A Historical Perspective
1.1 Geotechnical Engineering Prior to the 18th Century
1.2 Preclassical Period of Soil Mechanics (1700-1776)
1.3 Classical Soil Mechanics - Phase I (1776-1856)
1.4 Classical Soil Mechanics - Phase II (1856-1910)
1.5 Modern Soil Mechanics
1.6 Geotechnical Engineering after 1927

2 - Soil Deposits and Grain - Size Analysis
2.1 Natural Soil Deposits - General
2.2 Residual Soil
2.3 Gravity Transported Soil
2.4 Alluvial Deposits
2.5 Lacustrine Deposits
2.6 Glacial Deposits
2.7 Aeolian Soil Deposits
2.8 Organic Soil
2.9 Soil-Particle Size
2.10 Clay Minerals
2.11 Specific Gravity
2.12 Mechanical Analysis of Soil
2.13 Effective Size, Uniformity Coefficient, and Coefficient of Gradation

3 - Weight-Volume Relationships, Plasticity, and Soil Classification
3.1 Weight-Volume Relationships
3.2 Relationships among Unit Weight, Void Ratio, Moisture Content, and Specific Gravity
3.3 Relationships among Unit Weight, Porosity, and Moisture Content
3.4 Relative Density
3.5 Consistency of Soil
3.6 Activity
3.7 Liquidity Index
3.8 Plasticity Chart
3.9 Soil Classification

4 - Soil Compaction
4.1 Compaction - General Principles
4.2 Standard Proctor Test
4.3 Factors Affecting Compaction
4.4 Modified Proctor Test
4.5 Empirical Relationships
4.6 Field Compaction
4.7 Specifications for Field Compaction
4.8 Determination of Field Unit Weight after Compaction
4.9 Special Compaction Techniques
4.10 Effect of Compaction on Cohesive Soil Properties

5 - Hydraulic Conductivity and Seepage
Hydraulic Conductivity
5.1 Bernoulli's Equation
5.2 Darcy's Law
5.3 Hydraulic Conductivity
5.4 Laboratory Determination of Hydraulic Conductivity
5.5 Empirical Relations for Hydraulic Conductivity
5.6 Equivalent Hydraulic Conductivity in Stratified Soil
5.7 Permeability Test in the Field by Pumping from Wells
Seepage
5.8 Laplace's Equation of Continuity
5.9 Flow Nets

6 - Stresses in Soil Mass
Effective Stress Concept
6.1 Stresses in Saturated Soil without Seepage
6.2 Stresses in Saturated Soil with Seepage
6.3 Effective Stress in Partially Saturated Soil
6.4 Seepage Force
6.5 Heaving in Soil Due to Flow around Sheet Piles
Vertical Stress Increase Due to Carious Types of Loading
6.6 Stress Cause by a Point Load
6.7 Westergaard's Solution for Vertical Stress Due to a Point Load
6.8 Vertical Stress Caused by a Line Load
6.9 Vertical Stress Caused by a Line Load of Finite Length
6.10 Vertical Stress Caused by a Strip Load (Finite Width and Infinite Length)
6.11 Vertical Stress below a Uniformly Loaded Circular Area
6.12 Vertical Stress Caused by a Rectangularly Loaded Area
6.13 Solutions for Westergaard Material

7 - Consolidation
7.1 Fundamentals of Consolidation
7.2 One-Dimensional Laboratory Consolidation Test
7.3 Void Ratio-Pressure Plots
7.4 Normally Consolidated and Overconsolidated Clays
7.5 Effect of Disturbance on Void Ratio - Pressure Relationship
7.6 Calculation of Settlement from One-Dimensional Primary Consolidation
7.7 Compression Index and Swell Index
7.8 Settlement from Secondary Consolidation
7.9 Time Rate of Consolidation
7.10 Coefficient of Consolidation
7.11 Calculation of Primary Consolidation Settlement under a Foundation
7.12 Skempton-Bjerrum Modification for Consolidation Settlement
7.13 Precompression - General Considerations
7.14 Sand Drains

8 - Shear Strength of Soil
8.1 Mohr-Coulomb Failure Criteria
8.2 Inclination of the Plane of Failure Caused by Shear
Laboratory Determination of Shear Strength Parameters
8.3 Direct Shear Test
8.4 Triaxial Shear Test
8.5 Consolidated-Drained Test
8.6 Consolidated-Undrained Test
8.7 Unconsolidated-Undrained Test
8.8 Unconfirmed Compression Test of Saturated Clay
8.9 Sensitivity and Thixotropy of Clay
8.10 Anisotropy in Undrained Shear Strength

9 - Slope Stability
9.1 Factor of Safety
9.2 Stability of Infinite Slopes
9.3 Finite Slopes
9.4 Analysis of Finite Slope with Circularly Cylindrical Failure Surface - General
9.5 Mass Procedure of Stability Analysis (Circularly Cylindrical Failure Surface)
9.6 Method of Slices
9.7 Bishop's Simplified Method of Slices
9.8 Analysis of Simple Slopes with Steady-State Seepage
9.9 Mass Procedure for Stability of Clay Slopes with Earthquake Forces

10 - Subsurface Exploration
10.1 Subsurface Exploration Program
10.2 Exploratory Borings in the Field
10.3 Procedures for Sampling Soil
10.4 Observation of Water Levels
10.5 Vane Shear Test
10.6 Cone Penetration Test
10.7 Pressuremeter Test (PMT)
10.8 Dilatometer Test
10.9 Coring of Rocks
10.10 Preparation of Boring Logs
10.11 Soil Exploration Report

11 - Lateral Earth Pressure
11.1 Earth Pressure at Rest
11.2 Rankine's Theory of Active and Passive Earth Pressures
11.3 Diagrams for Lateral Earth Pressure Distribution against Retaining Walls
11.4 Rankine's Active and Passive Pressure with Sloping Backfill
11.5 Retaining Walls with Friction
11.6 Coulomb's Earth Pressure Theory
11.7 Passive Pressure Assuming Curved Failure Surface in Soil

12 - Shallow Foundations - Bearing Capacity and Settlement
Ultimate Bearing Capacity of Shallow Foundations
12.1 General Concepts
12.2 Ultimate Bearing Capacity Theory
12.3 Modification of Bearing Capacity Equations for Water Table
12.4 The Factor of Safety
12.5 Eccentrically Loaded Foundations
Settlement of Shallow Foundations
12.6 Types of Foundations Settlement
12.7 Elastic Settlement
12.8 Range of Material Parameters for Computing Elastic Settlement
12.9 Settlement of Sandy Soil: Use of Strain Influence Factor
12.10 Allowable Bearing Pressure in Sand Based on Settlement Consideration
12.11 Common Types of Mat Foundations
12.12 Bearing Capacity of Mat Foundations
12.13 Compensated Foundations

13 - Retaining Walls and Braced Cuts
Retaining Walls
13.1 Retaining Walls - General
13.2 Proportioning Retaining Walls
13.3 Application of Lateral Earth Pressure Theories to Design
13.4 Check for Overturning
13.5 Check for Sliding along the Base
13.6 Check for Bearing Capacity Failure
Mechanically Stabilized Retaining Wall
13.7 Soil Reinforcement
13.8 Considerations in Soil Reinforcement
13.9 General Design Considerations
13.10 Retaining Walls with Metallic Strip Reinforcement
13.11 Sep-by-Step Design Procedure using Metallic Strip Reinforcement
13.12 Retaining Walls with Geotextile Reinforcement
13.13 Retailing Walls with Geogrid Reinforcement
Braced Cuts
13.14 Braced Cuts - General
13.15 Lateral Earth Pressure in Braced Cuts
13.16 Soil Parameters for Cuts in Layered Soil
13.17 Design of Various Components of a Braced Cut
13.18 Heave of the Bottom of a Cut in Clay
13.19 Lateral Yielding of Sheet Piles and Ground Settlement

14 - Deep Foundations - Piles and Drilled Shafts
Pile Foundations
14.1 Need for Pile Foundations
14.2 Types of Piles and Their Structural Characteristics
14.3 Estimation of Pile Length
14.4 Installation of Piles
14.5 Load Transfer Mechanism
14.6 Equations for Estimation of Pile Capacity
14.7 Calculation of qp - Meyerhof's Method
14.8 Frictional Resistance
14.9 Allowable Pile Capacity
14.10 Load - Carrying Capacity of Pile Point Resting on Rock
14.11 Elastic Settlement of Piles
14.12 Pile-Driving Formulas
14.13 Negative Skin Friction
14.14 Group Piles - Efficiency
14.15 Elastic Settlement of Group Piles
14.16 Consolidation Settlement of Group Piles
Drilled Shafts
14.17 Types of Drilled Shafts
14.18 Construction Procedures
14.19 Estimation of Load-Bearing Capactiy
14.20 Settlement of Drilled Shafts at Working Load
14.21 Load Bearing Capacity Based on Settlement

Product Details 
ISBN-13 : 978-0495295747
ISBN-10 : 0495295728
Publisher : Cengage Learning
Publication Year : 2008
Edition No : 3
Paperback : 640 pages
Shipping Weight : 1.179 Kg
Dimensions: 9.3 x 7.6 x 1.2 inches
Print Origin : United States
Edition Type : Original Student Edition(OSE)
Language : English