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An Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering Book by R. D Holtz, Thomas C. Sheahan, and William D. Kovacs

A descriptive, elementary introduction to geotechnical engineering – with applications to civil engineering practice. *focuses on the engineering classification, behavior, and properties of soils necessary for the design and construction of foundations and earth structures. *introduces vibratory and dynamic compaction, the method of fragments, the Schmertmann procedure for determining field compressibility, secondary compression, liquefaction, and an extensive use of the stress path method.

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