Introductory Geotechnical Engineering: An Environmental Perspective, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Introductory Geotechnical Engineering

An Environmental Perspective, 1st Edition

By Hsai-Yang Fang, John L. Daniels

CRC Press

546 pages

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Integrating and blending traditional theory with particle-energy-field theory, this book provides a framework for the analysis of soil behaviour under varied environmental conditions.

This book explains the why and how of geotechnical engineering in an environmental context. Using both SI and Imperial units, the authors cover:

  • rock mechanics
  • soil mechanics and hydrogeology
  • soil properties and classifications and issues relating to contaminated land.

Students of civil, geotechnical and environmental engineering and practitioners unfamiliar with the particle-energy-field concept, will find that this book's novel approach helps to clarify the complex theory behind geotechnics.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Nature of Soil and Rock 3. Granular Soil, Cohesive Soil and Clay Minerals 4. Soil-Water Interaction in the Environment 5. Hydraulic Conduction Phenomena 6. Thermal and Electrical Properties of Soils 7. Soil Compaction (Densification) 8. Cracking-Fracture-Tensile Behavior of Soils 9. Consolidation, Stress Distribution and Settlement 10. Stress-Strain-Strength of Soil 11. Dynamic Properties of Soil 12. Bearing Capacity of Shallow Foundation 13. Lateral Earth Pressures 14. Earth Slope Stability and Landslides 15. Fundamentals of Ground Improvement Systems 16. Selected Environmental Geotechnology Problems

About the Authors

Hsai-Yang Fang is Professor Emeritus at Lehigh University and a Distinguished Fellow at the Global Institute for Energy and Environmental Systems, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

John L. Daniels is Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering and Fellow at the Global Institute for Energy and Environmental Systems, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geology
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General