Geotechnical Engineering Handbook

Geotechnical Engineering Handbook

A Practical Problem Solving Approach

eBook - 2010
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J Ross Pub
The Geotechnical Engineering Handbook brings together essential information related to the evaluation of engineering properties of soils, design of foundations such as spread footings, mat foundations, piles, and drilled shafts, and fundamental principles of analyzing the stability of slopes and embankments, retaining walls, and other earth-retaining structures. The Handbook also covers soil dynamics and foundation vibration to analyze the behavior of foundations subjected to cyclic vertical, sliding and rocking excitations and topics addressed in some detail include: environmental geotechnology and foundations for railroad beds.
This one-of-a-kind, definitive reference offers expansive coverage of geotechnical engineering for civil engineering professionals. Each of the 15 chapters is the work of an engineering expert – putting at your disposal a vast source of engineering experience.

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Geotechnical engineering is that part of civil engineering that deals with natural materials found close to the surface of the earth, and includes applying the fundamental principles of soil mechanics and rock mechanics to foundation design problems. This handbook is intended both for geotechnical engineers and for civil engineers in other specialties. The topics include engineering properties of soil, interaction between foundations and soil, slope stability, site investigation and in situ tests, and railway track bed foundation design. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. : J. Ross Pub., ©2010
ISBN: 9781604276930
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xi, 505 pages) : illustrations
Additional Contributors: Das, Braja M. 1941-


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