Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering, 1/e
Robert D. Holtz, University of Washington
William D. Kovacs, University of Rhode Island
Published February, 1981 by Prentice Hall Engineering/Science/Mathematics
Copyright 1981, 733 pp.
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Soil Mechanics-Civil & Environmental Engineering
A descriptive, elementary introduction to geotechnical engineering with
applications to civil engineering practice.
focuses on the engineering classification, behavior, and
properties of soils necessary for the design and construction of foundations
and earth structures.
introduces vibratory and dynamic compaction, the method
of fragments, the Schmertmann procedure for determining field compressibility,
secondary compression, liquefaction, and an extensive use of the stress
Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering.
Index and Classification Properties of Soils.
1. Soil Classification.
2. Clay Minerals and Soil Structure.
4. Water in Soils I: Capillarity, Shrinkage, Swelling,
and Frost Action.
5. Water in Soils II: Permeability, Seepage, and Effective
6. Consolidation and Consolidation Settlements.
7. Time Rate of Consolidation.
8. Mohr Circle, Failure Theories, and Stress Paths.
9. Shear Strength of Sands and Clays.
Appendix A: Application of the SI System of Units
to Geotechnical Engineering.
Appendix B-1: Derivations of Laplace's Equations.
Appendix B-2: Derivation and Solution of Terzaghi's
One-Dimensional Consolidation Theory.
Appendix B-3: Pore Pressure Parameters.