1st Edition

Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering

By D.L. Shah, A.V. Shroff Copyright 2003
    547 Pages
    by CRC Press

    Dealing with the fundamentals and general principles of soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering, this text also examines the design methodology of shallow / deep foundations, including machine foundations. In addition to this, the volume explores earthen embankments and retaining structures, including an investigation into ground improvement techniques, such as geotextiles, reinforced earth, and more

    Rock structure and physical properties; soil structure and clay - water system; physical properties of soil; soil classification; capillary and soil suction; compaction; permeability and well hydraulics; seepage, flow and drainage; stresses within a soil mass and effective stress; consolidation; shear strength; stress distribution, bearing capacity and fundamentals of machine foundations; measurement of rock properties under mechanical stresses; soil investigation; earth pressure and stability of slopes; deep foundations; ground improvement techniques.


    D.L. Shah, A.V. Shroff