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Introductory Geotechnical Engineering: An Environmental Perspective

Introductory Geotechnical Engineering - An Environmental Perspective
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.
Table of Content1. Introduction
2. Nature of Soil and Rock
3. Granular Soil, Cohesive Soil and Clay Minerals
4. Soil-Water Interaction in the Environment
5. Hydraulic Conduction Phenomena
6. Thermal and Electrical Properties of Soils
7. Soil Compaction (Densification)
8. Cracking-Fracture-Tensile Behavior of Soils
9. Consolidation, Stress Distribution and Settlement
10. Stress-Strain-Strength of Soil
11. Dynamic Properties of Soil
12. Bearing Capacity of Shallow Foundation
13. Lateral Earth Pressures
14. Earth Slope Stability and Landslides
15. Fundamentals of Ground Improvement Systems
16. Selected Environmental Geotechnology Problems
Introductory Geotechnical Engineering: An Environmental Perspective


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