This work reviews soil mechanics in the light of critical state soil mechanics. A number of exercises are provided, and a microcomputer program, "Cris", used for simulation of the behaviour of soil samples subjected to triaxial tests through the critical state models, accompanies the text.
Table of Contents
Introduction to soil engineering, Stresses and deformation in soils, Initial stresses in soils, Stresses and elastics loading, Soil hydrualics, Compressibility and settlements, Consolidation, Laboratory test types, Behaviour of Sands, Drained behaviour of clays, The 0 method and UU tetss, Application to geotechnical engineering, Cam-clay.
J. A. R. Ortigao (Author) Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.