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Principles of Geotechnical Engineering with WebAssign, 10E

Author(s): Braja M. Das

ISBN: 9789355738103

Edition: 10th

© Year : 2022


Binding: Paperback

Pages: 756

Trim Size : 279 x 216 mm

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This book provides the important foundation you need for future design-oriented courses as well as professional practice. Updates address seepage, vertical stress in soil mass, lateral earth pressure and earthquake forces, elastic settlement, shear strength of soil, unit weights of soil and plasticity. This practical approach combines comprehensive discussions and detailed explanations with almost 200 new or updated example problems to help ensure your understanding. Expanded and updated end-of-chapter problems provide opportunities to apply your knowledge. This edition also offers more figures and worked-out problems than any other book in the market to further your skills and understanding.

  • THIS EDITION OFFERS MORE FIGURES AND WORKED-OUT PROBLEMS THAN ANY OTHER SIMILAR TEXT. This edition now offers almost 200 example problems to ensure understanding as well as 275 end-of-chapter practice problems that are updated to reflect the latest developments. This market-leading solution is well known for offering more actual examples and practice than any other of its kind to keep an application-oriented focus on the knowledge your students are acquiring.
  • CHAPTER INTRODUCTIONS AND CLEAR SUMMARIES CLARIFY CONCEPTS. These helpful learning features clearly preview and reinforce content to guide students in their study and assist them in retaining key concepts.
  • NEW THEORIES AND CONTENT PROVIDE ADDITIONAL DETAILS ON SOIL BEARING CAPACITY FOR SHALLOW FOUNDATIONS. New theories, factors and a case history related to bearing capacity of shallow foundations in Chapter 17 better prepares students for future application.
  • NEW CORRELATIONS NOW APPEAR WITHIN THIS EDITION'S DISCUSSION OF SUBSOIL EXPLORATION (CH. 18). Students examine unconfined compression strength, pre-consolidation pressure, and over-consolidation ratio of clay soil.
  • FULL CHAPTER NOW ADDRESSES ELASTIC SETTLEMENT OF SHALLOW FOUNDATIONS. This important information on elastic settlement is now presented in a separate chapter (Ch. 11) with coverage that discusses a sequential theoretical development of elastic settlement relationships and settlement of foundations on saturated clay.
  • NEW CONTENT DETAILS CASAGRANDE'S PLASTICITY CHART. Students now study Casagrande’s plasticity chart in Chapter 4, as well as empirical data on plasticity limits and indexes from Polidori. The author has added this key information since the ASTM does not provide a test procedure for the shrinkage limit of soil.

1. Geotechnical Engineering -- A Historical Perspective.

2. Origins of Soil and Grain Size.

3. Weight-Volume Relationships.

4. Plasticity and Structure of Soil.

5. Classification of Soil.

6. Soil Compaction.

7. Permeability.

8. Seepage.

9. In Situ Stresses.

10. Stresses in a Soil Mass.

11. Compressibility of Soil –- Elastic Settlement.

12. Consolidation.

13. Shear Strength of Soil.

14. Lateral Earth Pressure: At-Rest, Rankine, and Coulomb.

15. Lateral Earth Pressure: Curved Failure Surface.

16. Slope Stability.

17. Soil-Bearing Capacity for Shallow Foundations.

18. Subsoil Exploration.

19. An Introduction to Geosynthetics.

Answers to Selected Problems.


Dr. Braja Das

Dr. Braja Das is dean emeritus of the College of Engineering and Computer Science at California State University, Sacramento. He received his M.S. in civil engineering from the University of Iowa and his Ph.D. in geotechnical engineering from the University of Wisconsin. He is the author of several geotechnical engineering texts and reference books as well as more than 300 technical papers in the area of geotechnical engineering. His primary areas of research include shallow foundations, earth anchors and geosynthetics. Dr. Das is a fellow and life member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, life member of the American Society for Engineering Education and an emeritus member of the Stabilization of Geomaterials and Recycled Materials of the Transportation Research Board of the National Research Council. He has received numerous awards for teaching excellence, including the AMOCO Foundation Award, the AT&T Award for Teaching Excellence from the American Society for Engineering Education, the Ralph Teetor Award from the Society of Automotive Engineers and the Distinguished Achievement Award for Teaching Excellence from the University of Texas at El Paso.