Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering

Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering 

P Purushothama Raj

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Soil is an unconsolidated material that has resulted from the disintegration of rocks. It includes sediments and deposits beneath rivers and seas and on land along with all organic and inorganic materials overlying the bedrock. It, thus, constitutes the earth’s surface both on land and beneath the water. The type and characteristics of soil depend largely on its origin. Transportation causes the sizes and shapes of the particles to alter and sort into sizes. Cementation due to carbonates, oxides, or organic matter provides additional particle binding. Thus, the engineering properties, viz., permeability, consolidation, and shear strength, of a soil deposit are governed by the mode of formation, stress history, groundwater condition, and Physico-chemical characteristics of the parent material.

Content :
  • 1. Soil Formation and Composition
  • 2. Index Properties of Soils 
  • 3. Identification and Classification of Soils 
  • 4. Compaction of Soils 
  • 5. Permeability and Capillarity 
  • 6. Seepage 
  • 7. Stress and Stress Distribution in Soil 
  • 8. Consolidation and Consolidation Settlement 
  • 9. Shear Strength of Soils 
  • 10. Laboratory Measurement of Soil Properties 
  • 11. Lateral Earth Pressure 
  • 12. Earth-Retaining Structures 
  • 13. Stability of Slopes 
  • 14. Bearing Capacity of Soils 
  • 15. Shallow Foundations 
  • 16. Pile Foundations 
  • 17. Drilled Piers and Caisson Foundations 
  • 18. Ground Investigation 
  • 19. Soil Improvement 
  • 20. Embankment Dams 
  • 21. Dynamic Loading of Soil 
  • 22. Environmental Geotechnology 
  • 23. Introductory Rock Mechanics
  • 24. Pavements

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