Craigs Soil Mechanics, 8th Edition
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Craigs Soil Mechanics, 8th Edition

Author : J.A. Knappett & R.F. Craig
© Year : 2012
ISBN : 9781138502192
Pages : 584
Binding : Paperback
Weight : 1.50   kg

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Now in its eighth edition, this bestselling text continues to blend clarity of explanation with depth of coverage to present students with the fundamental principles of soil mechanics. From the foundations of the subject through to its application in practice, Craig's Soil Mechanics provides an indispensable companion to undergraduate courses and beyond.

New to this edition:

  • Rewritten throughout in line with Eurocode 7, with reference to other international standards
  • Restructured into two major sections dealing with the basic concepts and theories in soil mechanics and the application of these concepts within geotechnical engineering design
  • New topics include limit analysis techniques, in-situ testing, and foundation systems
  • Additional material on seepage, soil stiffness, the critical state concept, and foundation design
  • Enhanced pedagogy including a comprehensive glossary, learning outcomes, summaries, and visual examples of real-life engineering equipment

Also new to this edition is an extensive companion website comprising innovative spreadsheet tools for tackling complex problems, digital datasets to accompany worked examples and problems, a password-protected solutions manual for lecturers covering the end-of-chapter problems, weblinks, extended case studies, and more.

  • Updated information in line with Eurocode 7
  • Spreadsheets for calculations and design examples
  • Case studies, problems, and worked examples
  • Restructured into two major sections: basic concepts and theory, and design
  • Coverage of limit analysis techniques, in situ testing, and foundation systems
  • Additional material on seepage, soil stiffness, the critical state concept, and foundation design
  • Enhanced pedagogy, including a comprehensive glossary, learning outcomes, summaries, and visual examples of real-life engineering equipment
  • An extensive companion website comprising innovative spreadsheet tools for tackling complex problems, digital datasets to accompany worked examples and problems, a password-protected solutions manual for lecturers covering the end-of-chapter problems, weblinks, extended case studies, and more

1.Basic Characteristics of Soils
2.Seepage
3.Effective Stress
4.Consolidation
5.Soil Behaviour in Shear
6.Ground Investigation
7.In-Situ Testing
8.Shallow Foundations
9.Deep Foundations
10.Advanced Foundation Topics
11.Retaining Structures
12.Stability of Self-Supporting Soil Masses
13.Illustrative Cases

J.A. Knappett :- J. A. Knappett is a lecturer in Civil Engineering at the University of Dundee, UK.

R.F. Craig :- R. F. Craig is a former lecturer in Civil Engineering at the University of Dundee, UK.

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