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Geotechnical Engineering: Principles and Practices, 2/e

Geotechnical Engineering:  Principles and Practices,  2/e

  • Donald P. Coduto
  • Man-chu Ronald Yeung
  • William A Kitch
  • Author: Donald P. Coduto
    • ISBN:9789332587427
    • 10 Digit ISBN:9332587426
    • Price:Rs. 725.00
    • Pages:808
    • Imprint:Pearson Education
    • Binding:Paperback
    • Status:Available

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    The second edition of Geotechnical Engineering: Principles & Practices explores both the principles of soil mechanics and their applications in engineering.

    This edition includes updated content, many new problems and exercises, as well as reflects the authors' own experiences and feedback from reviewers. It offers a rigorous, yet easy-to-read approach, as well as technical depth and an emphasis on understanding the physical basis for soil behavior.


    Table of Content

    Notation and Units of Measurement
    Chapter 1  Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering
    Chapter 2  Engineering Geology
    Chapter 3  Site Exploration and Characterization
    Chapter 4 Soil Composition
    Chapter 5 Soil Classification
    Chapter 6 Excavation, Grading, and Compacted Fill
    Chapter 7 Groundwater—Fundamentals and One-Dimensional Flow
    Chapter 8 Groundwater—Multidimensional Flow and Applications
    Chapter 9 Stress
    Chapter 10 Compressibility and Settlement
    Chapter 11 Rate of Consolidation
    Chapter 12 Soil Strength
    Chapter 13 Stability of Earth Slopes
    Chapter 14 Foundations
    Chapter 15 Spread Footing Design
    Chapter 16 Earth Retaining Structures
    Chapter 17 Lateral Earth Pressures
    Subject Index

    Salient Features

    • Clear and detailed explanations of soil mechanics principles and its applications to practical geotechnical engineering problems and underlying assumptions
    • Makes frequent references to sources of uncertainties in geotechnical analyses
    • Considers earth slopes, landslides, and related issues
    • Updated and enhanced chapters on soil strength and slope stability
    • Offers a full chapter on engineering geology and expanded coverage of structural foundations
    • The pedagogy features approximately 400 review questions, new and updated practice problems and 90 example problems and makes extensive use of photographs
    • Includes a new appendix on Finite Difference Solutions to Flow Problems