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Geotechnical engineering : soil and foundation principles and practice / R.L. Handy, M.G. Spangler.

By: Handy, Richard Lincoln, 1929-Contributor(s): Spangler, M. G. (Merlin Grant), 1894-1986Material type: TextTextPublication details: New York, NY : Mcgraw-Hill, c2007Edition: 5th edDescription: xxviii, 904 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cmISBN: 0071481206; 9780071481205Subject(s): Engineering geology | Soil mechanics | Foundations | Géotechnique | Sols, Mécanique des | Fondations (Construction)DDC classification: 624.1/51 LOC classification: TA705 | .H354 2007Online resources: Contributor biographical information | Publisher description | Table of contents only
Contents:
Igneous rocks, ultimate sources for soils -- Special problems with sedimentary rocks -- Soils that are sediments -- The soil profile -- Soil minerals -- Particle size and gradation -- Soil fabric and structure -- Soil density and unit weight -- Soil water -- Pore water pressure, capillary water, and frost action -- Soil consistency and engineering classification -- Compaction -- Seepage -- Stress distribution in soil -- Settlement -- Time-rate of settlement -- Soil shear strength -- Lateral stress and retaining walls -- Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) walls and an introduction to soil nailing -- Slope stability and landslides -- Bearing capacity of shallow foundations -- Deep foundations -- Intermediate foundations and ground improvement -- Underground conduits -- In situ soil and rock tests -- Introduction to soil dynamics -- Geotechnical investigation and report -- Elastic solutions for horizontal pressures on retaining walls resulting from surface loads.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Igneous rocks, ultimate sources for soils -- Special problems with sedimentary rocks -- Soils that are sediments -- The soil profile -- Soil minerals -- Particle size and gradation -- Soil fabric and structure -- Soil density and unit weight -- Soil water -- Pore water pressure, capillary water, and frost action -- Soil consistency and engineering classification -- Compaction -- Seepage -- Stress distribution in soil -- Settlement -- Time-rate of settlement -- Soil shear strength -- Lateral stress and retaining walls -- Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) walls and an introduction to soil nailing -- Slope stability and landslides -- Bearing capacity of shallow foundations -- Deep foundations -- Intermediate foundations and ground improvement -- Underground conduits -- In situ soil and rock tests -- Introduction to soil dynamics -- Geotechnical investigation and report -- Elastic solutions for horizontal pressures on retaining walls resulting from surface loads.

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