Geotechnical engineering principles and practices 2nd edition ebook

Donald P. Coduto, Professor of Civil Engineering, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Man-chu Ronald Yeung, California State Polytechnic College, Pomona

William A. Kitch, California State Polytechnic College, Pomona


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For junior-level soil mechanics or introductory geotechnological engineering courses.

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This introductory geotechnical engineering textbook explores both the ethics of soil mechanics and also their application to design exercise. It supplies a rigorous, yet obtainable and also easy-to-read method, and technological depth and also an emphasis on expertise the physical basis for soil habits.

 

The second edition has been revised to incorporate updated content and many kind of brand-new problems and also exercises, and also to reflect feedearlier from reviewers and the authors’ own experiences.

Reviews


“I like the balance in between the analytical and empirical aspects of structure design. The coverage of both geotechnological and also structural design aspects of structure is additionally appealing.”

-Dobroslav Znidarcic, UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, BOULDER

 

“The material is very existing. The author remains on peak of the profession and supplies state-of-the-art indevelopment, approaches, and also approaches.”

-Romale D. Hryciw, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

 

“The coverage of the book is excellent, and also it is well-grounded in the fundamentals of soil mechanics.”

-Ed Kavazanjian, ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY

 

“The book presents the practice side of foundation engineering in addition to the principles of design. Most textpublications current just the values.”

-M. Sherif Aggour, UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND

 

“Interelaxing and also incredibly advantageous functions of this book are: 1.) the List of Vocabulary, 2.0 the Outline of Major Points at the finish of each chapter, and also 3.) the usage of both English and SI units–this is specifically essential for empirical equations through built-in devices.”

-Marte S. Gutierrez, VIRGINIA TECH


Preface

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Clear and detailed explanations of soil mechanics ethics. See Chapter 9 (Stress) and Chapter 12 (Strength)   Applications of soil mechanics principles to practical geotechnical engineering problems engages students and helps them grasp key concepts more conveniently. See Chapter 13 (Slopes), Chapters 14 and 15 (Foundations), and Chapters 16 and 17 (Earth Retaining Structures)   A strong presentation of basic principles and the underlying assumptions.   Applies principles to practical problems emphasizing the role of geotechnical engineering in real design jobs.   Makes frequent references to sources of uncertainties in geotechnical analyses to help students understand that geotechnical engineering is not a precise scientific research.   Offers a full chapter on engineering geology which is especially useful for those students with no previous exposure to geology.   Considers earth slopes, landslides, and related issues.   Makes extensive use of photographs.   Contains approximately 90 example difficulties.   Features approximately 400 questions and practice problems, including numerical problem-solving, interpretations, short essay concerns, and comprehensive problems, all at the end of a chapter.   Coordinated with a companion book, Foundation Design: Principles and Practices, 2/e. ">

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Clear and also in-depth explanations of soil mechanics values.

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See Chapter 9 (Stress) and also Chapter 12 (Strength)

 

Applications of soil mechanics principles to practical geotechnical engineering problems engages students and also helps them understand key ideas even more conveniently.

See Chapter 13 (Slopes), Chapters 14 and 15 (Foundations), and Chapters 16 and 17 (Earth Retaining Structures)

 

A solid presentation of standard principles and the underlying assumptions.

 

Applies principles to valuable problems emphasizing the duty of geotechnical design in real style tasks.

 

Makes frequent recommendations to resources of uncertainties in geotechnological analyses to aid students understand that geotechnical design is not an accurate science.

 

Offers a full chapter on engineering geology which is specifically beneficial for those students through no previous expocertain to geology.

 

Considers earth slopes, landslides, and also connected concerns.

 

Makes extensive use of photographs.

 

Contains approximately 90 example difficulties.

 

Features approximately 400 questions and practice difficulties, including numerical problem-solving, meanings, short essay inquiries, and also thorough problems, all at the end of a chapter.

 

Coordinated via a companion book, Foundation Design: Principles and also Practices, 2/e.


This edition benefits from the enhancement of 2 brand-new co-authors joining Donald P. Coduto: Man-chu Ronald Yeung and also William A. Kitch. The authors are colleagues at Cal Poly Pomona. Each brings unique experiences and also skills to the manuscript, and we believe the final product has actually benefited from this participation.

The coverage of “principles” is strengthened to facilitate a much better understanding of fundamental geotechnical engineering concepts and to provide a firmer structure for more progressed research studies. These discussions encompass considerable narratives intfinished to imcomponent an expertise of the underlying physical procedures, not simply an capacity to perform computations. The book likewise retains a “practices” component, which introduces students to the useful application of these principles to genuine engineering problems.

Although this book is not intfinished to be a substantial writing on geotechnical engineering practice, the authors have discovered that a mix of theory and application facilitates the a lot of efficient finding out.

Eextremely chapter has some updays, some of which are fairly extensive. The many noteworthy improvements incorporate the following:

The chapter on soil stamina has actually been updated to carry out more comprehensive coverage of the underlying physical behavior. The chapter on slope stcapability has been enhanced. The coverage of structural structures has been expanded to 2 chapters. A brand-new appendix, Finite Difference Solutions to Flow Problems, has actually been added. Stand-alone chapters on geoenvironmental design, dams and also levees, soil innovation, and also geotechnological earthquake engineering have been got rid of. Key points from these chapters have been condensed and also moved to other areas. Many type of of the homework-related troubles have actually been updated and also new homework problems have been added.