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Donald P. Coduto, Professor of Civil Engineering, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
For undergraduate-level courses in Introductory Geotechnical Engineering. This introduction to geotechnical engineering explores both the principles of soil mechanics and their application to engineering practice — and offers a more rigorous — yet still accessible and easy-to-read — approach, more technical depth, and more emphasis on understanding the physical basis for soil behavior.
Throughout, students must always first learn how to do each analysis by hand; then they progress to the software.
Once they have mastered the concepts, the software allows them to explore more complex problems without being burdened by tedious computations.
Intersperses questions and problems throughout each chapter so students have the opportunity to practice the material before going on with the rest of the chapter.
Includes comprehensive problems at the end of each chapter.
Notions and Units of Measurement.
1. Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering.
2. Engineering Geology.
3. Site Exploration and Characterization.
4. Soil Composition.
5. Soil Classification.
6. Excavation, Grading, and Compacted Fill.
7. Groundwater — Fundamentals.
8. Groundwater — Applications.
9. Geoenvironmental Engineering.
11. Compressibility and Settlement.
12. Rate of Consolidation.
14. Stability of Earth Slopes.
15. Dams and Levees.
16. Lateral Earth Pressures and Retaining Walls.
17. Structural Foundations.
18. Difficult Soils.
19. Soil Improvement.
20. Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering.
Appendix A. Recommended Resources for Further Study.
Appendix B. Unit Conversion Factors.
Appendix C. Computer Software.
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