Soil Mechanics: Concepts and Applicationscovers the soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering topics typically included in university courses in civil engineering and related subjects. Physical rather than mathematical arguments are used in the core sections wherever possible.

New features for the second edition include: an accompanying website containing the lecturers solutions manual; a revised chapter on soil strength and soil behaviour separating the basic and more advanced material to aid understanding; a major new section on shallow foundations subject to combined vertical, horizontal and moment loading; revisions to the material on retaining walls, foundations and filter design to account for new research findings and bring it into line with the design philosophy espoused by EC7.

2 Soil Strength

3 Groundwater, Permeability and Seepage

4 One-Dimensional Compression and consolidation

5 The Triaxial Test and Soil Behaviour

6 Calculation of Soil Settlements using Elasticity Methods

7 The Application of Plasticity and Limit Equilibrium Methods to Retaining Walls

8 Foundations and Slopes

9 Calculation of Bearing Capacity Factors and Earth Pressure Coefficients for More Difficult Cases

10 Particular Types of Earth

11 Modelling, in situ Testing and Ground Improvement

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