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Author Atkinson, John.

Title Fundamentals of Ground Engineering
Published Hoboken : CRC Press, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (244 pages)
Contents Front Cover; Contents; Geology and Engineering; How to Use This Book; Things to Do; Further Reading; Acknowledgements; Units; Symbols; Chapter 1: What is Geotechnical Engineering?; Part A: Discovering the Ground; Chapter 2: Formation of Soils and Rocks; Chapter 3: Description and Classification of Soils; Chapter 4: Ground Investigations; Part B: Essential Physics and Mechanics; Chapter 5: A Little Basic Mechanics; Chapter 6: Behaviour of Materials; Chapter 7: Water Pressure and Seepage; Part C: Soil Mechanics; Chapter 8: Pore Pressure and Effective Stress
Chapter 9: Soil Behaviour Observed in Tests on SamplesChapter 10: Soil Deformation; Chapter 11: Soil Strength; Chapter 12: State and State Parameters; Chapter 13: Cam Clay and Numerical Modelling; Chapter 14: Soil Parameters for Design; Part D: Geotechnical Engineering; Chapter 15: Routine Analyses of Geotechnical Structures; Chapter 16: Stability of Slopes; Chapter 17: Foundations; Chapter 18: Retaining Walls; Chapter 19: Unsaturated, Improved and Difficult Soils; Chapter 20: Principles of Geotechnical Design; Keywords, Definitions and Index
Summary What is Geotechnical Engineering?Construction in the GroundWho are Geotechnical Professionals and What Do They Do?Education and TrainingWhat Goes Wrong?Things to DoFurther ReadingPart A#Discovering the GroundFormation of Soils and RocksBasic Soil and Rock CycleGeological AgeNatural Earth MaterialsSurface ProcessesLocal Climate and Rocks in EnglandThings to DoFurther ReadingDescription and Classification of SoilsDifferences between Soils and RocksBasic Description of Soils and RocksGrading of SoilCharacteristics of Soil GrainsWater Content Unit Weight RelationshipsPacking of GrainsStructure in
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Earthwork.
Soil mechanics.
Soil mechanics.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1482206188