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Soil Engineering: Testing, Design, and Remediation Book by Fu Hua Chen

In the last forty years, at least fifty books have been written on the subject of soil mechanics, most of them textbooks. Only a few touch on practical applications. Soil Engineering: Testing, Design, and Remediation supplies the information needed to fill the gap between textbook learning and practical know-how.When engineers deal with major projects, such …

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Reliability-Based Design in Geotechnical Engineering

Reliability-based design is the only engineering methodology currently available which can ensure self-consistency in both physical and probabilistic terms.  It is also uniquely compatible with the theoretical basis underlying other disciplines such as structural design. It is especially relevant as geotechnical design becomes subject to increasing codification and to code harmonization across national boundaries and …

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Pile Design for Structural and Geotechnical Engineers

All objects and structures transfer their load either directly or indirectly to the earth. The capacity of the earth to support such loads depends on the strength and stability of the supporting soil or rock materials. Pile foundations are the part of a structure used to carry and transfer the load of the structure to …

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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 …

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Handbook of Soil Analysis: Mineralogical, Organic and Inorganic Methods Book by Jacques Gautheyrou and Marc Pansu

This new book by Marc Pansu and Jacques Gautheyrou provides a synopsis of the analytical procedures for the physicochemical analysis of soils. It is written to conform to analytical standards and quality control. It focuses on mineralogical, organic and inorganic analyses, but also describes physical methods when these are a precondition for analysis. It will …

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