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Fundamentals of Soil Mechanics for Sedimentary and Residual Soils
by Laurence D. Wesley

Introducing the first integrated coverage of sedimentary and residual soil engineering.

The first resource to provide equal treatment of both residual and sedimentary soils and their unique engineering properties, this skill-building guide offers:

  • A concise introduction to basic soil mechanics, stress-strain behavior, testing, and design
  • In-depth coverage that spans the full scope of soil engineering, from bearing capacity and foundation design to the stability of slopes
  • A focus on concepts and principles rather than methods, helping you avoid idealized versions of soil behavior and maintain a design approach that is consistent with real soils of the natural world
  • An abundance of worked problems throughout, demonstrating in some cases that conventional design techniques applicable to sedimentary soils are not valid for residual soils
  • Numerous end-of-chapter exercises supported by an online solutions manual
  • Full chapter-ending references

Contents

  1. Soil Formation, Composition, and Basic Concepts
  2. Basic Definitions and Phase Relationships
  3. Basic Index Tests, Soil Classification and Description
  4. Stress and Pore Pressure State in the Ground
  5. Stresses in the Ground From Applied Loads
  6. Principle of Effective Stress
  7. Permeability and Seepage
  8. Compressibility, Consolidation and Settlement
  9. Shear Strength of Soils
  10. Site Investigations, Field Testing, and Parameter Correlations
  11. Stability Concepts and Failure Mechanisms
  12. Bearing Capacity and Foundation Design
  13. Earth Pressure and Retaining Walls
  14. Stability of Slopes
  15. Soil Compaction
  16. Special Soil Types

Index

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Fundamentals of Soil Mechanics
for Sedimentary and Residual Soils

by Laurence D. Wesley
2010 (available now) 464 pages $119.95 + shipping
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