This introductory course on soil mechanics presents the key concepts
of stress, stiffness, seepage, consolidation, and strength within a onedimensional
framework. Consideration of the mechanical behaviour of
soils requires us to consider density alongside stresses, thus permitting
the unification of deformation and strength characteristics. Soils are
described in a way which can be integrated with concurrent teaching
of the properties of other engineering materials.

The book includes a
model of the shearing of soil and some examples of soil-structure interaction
which are capable of theoretical analysis using one-dimensional
governing equations. The text contains many worked examples, and
exercises are given for private study at the end of all chapters. Some
suggestions for laboratory demonstrations that could accompany such
an introductory course are sprinkled through the book.


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