Soil Mechanics: Concepts and Applications – William Powrie – 2nd Edition

The aim of this book is to encourage students to develop an understanding of the of soil mechanics. It builds a robust and adaptable framework of ideas to support and accommodate the more complex problems and analytical procedures that confront the practising geotechnical engineer.

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 include: an accompanying website containing the lecturers solutions manual; a revised chapter on soil strength and separating the basic and more advanced to aid understanding; a major new section on shallow foundations subject to combined vertical, horizontal and moment loading; revisions to the 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.

1 Origins and
2 Soil Strength
3 , 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 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 , in situ Testing and Ground Improvement

Title: Soil Mechanics: Concepts and Applications
Author: William Powrie
Edition: 2nd Edition
ISBN: 0415311551 | 9780415311557
Type: Solution Manual
Language: English
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