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An Introduction to Soil Mechanics

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Pages: 420
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This textbook offers a superb introduction to theoretical and practical soil mechanics. Special attention is given to the risks of failure in civil engineering, and themes covered include stresses in soils, groundwater flow,...

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This textbook offers a superb introduction to theoretical and practical soil mechanics. Special attention is given to the risks of failure in civil engineering, and themes covered include stresses in soils, groundwater flow, consolidation, testing of soils, and stability of slopes.

Readers will learn the major principles and methods of soil mechanics, and the most important methods of determining soil parameters both in the laboratory and in situ. The basic principles of applied mechanics, that are frequently used, are offered in the appendices. The author’s considerable experience of teaching soil mechanics is evident in the many features of the book: it is packed with supportive color illustrations, helpful examples and references. Exercises with answers enable students to self-test their understanding and encourage them to explore further through additional online material. Numerous simple computer programs are provided online as Electronic Supplementary Material. 

As a soil mechanics textbook, this volume is ideally suited to supporting undergraduate civil engineering students.

“I am really delighted that your book is now published. When I “discovered” your course a few years ago, I was elated to have finally found a book that immediately resonated with me.  Your approach to teaching soil mechanics is precise, rigorous, clear, concise, or in other words “crisp." My colleagues who share the teaching of Soil Mechanics 1 and 2 (each course is taught every semester) at the UMN have also adopted your book.”

Emmanuel Detournay

Professor at Dept. of Civil, Environmental, and Geo-Engineering, University of Minnesota, USA

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Presents soil mechanics from an engineering mechanics viewpoint


Provides clear presentations, with worked examples, exercises, illustrations, and computer programs

Includes references to additional material (illustrations, videos) on the internet

1. Introduction
2. Classification
3. Particles, water, air
4. Stresses in soils
5. Stresses in a layer
6. Darcy’s law
7. Permeability
8. Groundwater flow
9. Flotation
10. Flow net
11. Flow towards wells
12. Stress strain relations
13. Tangent modulus
14. One-dimensional compression
15. Consolidation
16. Analytical solution
17. Numerical solution
18. Consolidation coefficient
19. Creep
20. Shear strength
21. Triaxial test
22. Shear test
23. Pore pressures
24. Undrained behaviour of soils
25. Stress paths
26. Elastic stresses and deformations
27. Boussinesq
28. Newmark
29. Flamant
30. Layered soil
31. Lateral stresses
32. Rankine
33. Coulomb
34. Tables for lateral earth pressure
35. Sheet pile walls
36. Blum
37. Sheet pile wall in layered soil
38. Limit analysis
39. Strip footing
40. Prandtl
41. Limit theorems for frictional materials
42. Bearing capacity
43. Vertical slope in cohesive material
44. Stability of infinite slope
45. Slope stability
46. Soil exploration
47. Model tests
48. Pile foundations
Appendix A. Stress analysis
Appendix B. Theory of elasticity
Appendix C. Theory of plasticity
Answers to problems
References
Author Index
Subject Index. 

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Prof. Arnold Verruijt is Emeritus Professor of Soil Mechanics at Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands. He received his MSc and PhD degrees in 1964 and 1969 from this university. He stayed with the university until he retired in 2002, interrupted by Visitor Professorships at Ontario (Canada), Haifa (Israel) and Sydney (Australia). He has published many papers and several books on groundwater flow and soil mechanics, usually with an emphasis on theoretical solutions of engineering problems. His main research interests are the development of analytical and numerical solution methods, such as the complex variable method and the finite element method.

Prof. Verruijt is a member of the Royal Netherlands...

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Prof. Arnold Verruijt is Emeritus Professor of Soil Mechanics at Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands. He received his MSc and PhD degrees in 1964 and 1969 from this university. He stayed with the university until he retired in 2002, interrupted by Visitor Professorships at Ontario (Canada), Haifa (Israel) and Sydney (Australia). He has published many papers and several books on groundwater flow and soil mechanics, usually with an emphasis on theoretical solutions of engineering problems. His main research interests are the development of analytical and numerical solution methods, such as the complex variable method and the finite element method.

Prof. Verruijt is a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Science (KNAW) and an honorable member of the Royal Institute of Engineers (KIVI). In 1997, he was appointed Officer in the Order of Orange-Nassau by Queen Beatrix. At Delft University of Technology he was known as an excellent teacher,
for which he received the (first) Master Prize of the Delft University Foundation. In 2014, he received the Biot medal of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) for his pioneering contributions to the theory of poroelasticity.

He also acted as consultant on engineering projects, such as tunnels, river embankments and storm surge barriers, mainly in the Netherlands but also abroad. 

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