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Soils and Foundations, 4/e

Cheng Liu, the University of North Carolina, Charlott
Jack B. Evett, the University of North Carolina, Charlott

Published July, 1997 by Prentice Hall Career & Technology

Copyright 1998, 504 pp.
ISBN 0-13-494949-8

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Written in a clear, direct style, this practical text introduces students to the essentials of soil mechanics and foundations. Major emphasis is given to design and practical applications, which are supported by basic theory. The Fourth Edition retains the same straightforward philosophy as its predecessors, but features updated material throughout the text as well as coverage of totally new topics.


Contains an abundance of example problems throughout the narrative and work problems at the end of each chapter.
Supports discussions with a wealth of diagrams, charts, and illustrations that help to explain and extend the subject matter.
Presents coverage in a clear, concise style that makes key concepts easy to access, grasp and retain.
NEW—Reflects the latest developments in geotechnical engineering and foundation design.
NEW—Introduces new material and illustrations, including new examples and end-of-chapter problems to challenge and reinforce readers' understanding of essential concepts.

Table of Contents

    1. Formation of Natural Soil Deposits.
    2. Engineering Properties of Soils.
    3. Soil Exploration.
    4. Soil Compaction.
    5. Water in Soil.
    6. Stress Distribution in Soil.
    7. Consolidation of Soil and Settlement of Structures.
    8. Shear Strength of Soil.
    9. Shallow Foundations.
    10. Pile Foundations.
    11. Drilled Caissons.
    12. Lateral Earth Pressure.
    13. Retaining Structures.
    14. Stability Analysis of Slopes.
    Answers to Selected Problems.
    Appendix: Conversion Factors.


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