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Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering,

Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering,

  • P.Purushothama Raj
  • Author: P.Purushothama Raj
    • ISBN:9788131790816
    • 10 Digit ISBN:8131790819
    • Price:Rs. 875.00
    • Pages:880
    • Imprint:Pearson Education
    • Binding:Paperback
    • Status:Available

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    This book presents the principles of soil mechanics and foundation engineering in a simplified, yet elegant style that assumes no prior knowledge of the subject in the student reader. It lines up all the material required for a firm background in the subject in logical order, reinforcing theoretical aspects with sound practical applications.

    Table of Content

    Chapter 1: Soil Formation and Composition
    Chapter 2: Index Properties of Soils
    Chapter 3: Identification and Classification of Soils
    Chapter 4: Compaction of Soils
    Chapter 5: Permeability and Capillarity
    Chapter 6: Seepage
    Chapter 7: Stress and Stress Distribution in Soil
    Chapter 8: Consolidation and Consolidation Settlement
    Chapter 9: Shear Strength of Soils
    Chapter 10: Laboratory Measurement of Soil Properties
    Chapter 11: Lateral Earth Pressure
    Chapter 12: Earth- Retaining Structures
    Chapter 13: Stability of Slopes
    Chapter 14: Bearing Capacity of Soils
    Chapter 15: Shallow Foundations
    Chapter 16: Pile Foundation
    Chapter 17: Drilled Piers and Caisson Foundations
    Chapter 18: Ground Investigation
    Chapter 19: Soil Improvement
    Chapter 20: Embankment Dams
    Chapter 21: Dynamic Loading of Soil
    Chapter 22: Environmental Geotechnology
    Chapter 23: Introductory Rock Mechanics
    Chapter 24: Pavements

    Salient Features

    o Precise treatment of the factors that influence soil behaviour

    o Conformance of soil property measurements to the conventions of the Bureau of Indian Standards

    o Focus on design of shallow foundations, pile foundations, drilled piers and caissons

    o In-depth coverage of the latest techniques of ground investigation and soil improvement

    o Comprehensive treatment of introductory rock mechanics and advanced topics such as embankment dams, dynamic loading of soils and environmental geotechnology

    o A new chapter on Pavements

    o A rich pedagogy that includes worked examples and exercise problems, both objective and descriptive, for the benefit of GATE, IES and UPSC aspirants.