Geotechnical Engineering Principles and Practices

Geotechnical Engineering Principles and Practices 

Donald P.Coduto

Preference :

Geotechnical Engineering: Principles and Practices is primarily intended for use as a textbook for undergraduate civil engineering students enrolled in an introductory course. It also serves well as a reference book for students in follow-on courses and for practicing engineers. As the title infers, this book covers both "principles" (the fundamentals of soil mechanics) and "practices" (the application of these principles to practical! engineering problems). This integrated approach gives the reader a broader understanding of geotechnical engineering and provides a foundation for future studies. This book is the product of thirteen years of experience teaching undergraduate geotechnical engineering courses. It is an expanded version, of course, notes I originally developed for my students, and thus reflects teaching methods that have worked well at Cal Poly. In addition, the manuscript for this book was extensively tested in the classroom before going to the press. This classroom testing allowed me to evaluate and refine the text itself, the example problems, the homework problems, and the software.

Content :
  • l. Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering
  • 2. Engineering Geology
  • 3. Site Exploration and Characterization
  • 4. Soil Composition
  • 5. Soil Classification
  • 6. Excavation, Grading, and Compacted Fill
  • 7. Groundwater- Fundamentals
  • 8. Groundwater - Applications
  • 9. Geoenvironmental Engineering
  • 10. Stress
  • 11. Compressibility and Settlement
  • 12. Rate of Consolidation
  • 13. Strength
  • 14. Stability of Earth Slopes
  • 15. Dams and Levees
  • 16. Lateral Earth Pressures and Retaining Walls
  • 17. Structural Foundations
  • 18. Difficult Soils

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