Core Principles of Soil Mechanics

Sanjay Kumar Shukla

Edith Cowan University, Australia

Price: £ 33.00

ISBN: 9780727758477

Format: Paperbound

Publish Date: 22/05/2014

Publisher: ICE Publishing

Page Size: 246x189mm

Number of Pages: 288

Core Principles of Soil Mechanics


Core Principles of Soil Mechanics is a practical guide to the key concepts and latest developments in the field of soil mechanics. It explores the physical properties of soils and the behaviour of soil masses subjected to loads, as well as soil phases, classification and characteristics, stresses and fluid flow, consolidation, compressibility and compaction, shear strength, lateral earth pressure, slope stability and bearing capacity. These core principles can be applied to soil-like materials, such as coal ashes and mine tailings, and are explored using real-life scenarios and worked examples.

Produced by the Institution of Civil Engineers, ICE Textbooks offer clear, concise and practical information on the major principles of civil and structural engineering. They are an indispensable companion to undergraduate audiences, providing students with:

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• Further reading suggestions


• Basic description of soil

• Soil Particle-Size Distribution, Consistency and Classification

• Stresses in Soil

• Fluid Flow through Soil

• Consolidation and Compressibility of Soil

• Shear Strength of Soil

• Improvement of Soil

• Lateral Earth Pressure from Soil

• Stability of Soil Slopes

• Load-Bearing Capacity of Soil