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The book exhaustively deals with the fundamental principles of soil mechanics and aims to serve the needs of B.E., and B. Tech students of Civil Engineering. It covers the syllabi of almost all technical universities and institutes. The concepts have been developed systematically. A large number of graded numerical examples and solutions are included. References are made to the relevant Indian standard codes at appropriate places.
New concepts like Critical-State Concept, Three-Dimensional Consolidition and Stress Path Method have also been included in the book. The book will be useful for degree & diploma students of Civil Engineering, practising engineers and students appearing in various competitive examinations including AMIE.
R.K. Khitoliya :- R.K. Khitoliya is Professor and Former Head, Civil Engineering Department, PEC University of Technology, Chandigarh. He graduated in Civil Engineering from IIT-BHU, Varanasi. He earned M.Tech and Ph.D both in Civil Engineering from IIT Delhi. He also completed his LL.B, LL.M and M.B.A degrees. He has been UNDP fellow at University of B.C.Vancouver, Canada. Dr. Khitoliya has vast experience of more than 33 years as researcher, administrator and academician. He has also served as Director, HBTI, Kanpur and had been founder Principal of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar College of Information Technology, Bijnore, U.P. He has authored eight books and more than 300 technical papers, published in journals/proceedings of seminar and conferences in the fields of Geotechnical Engineering, Environmental Management and Transportation Engineering. He has provided consultancy to more than 250 projects and has supervised more than 10 Ph D and about 95 M.E. theses.Pardeep Kumar Gupta :- Pardeep Kumar Gupta, Associate Professor, Civil Engineering, PEC University of Technology, Chandigarh obtained his Ph D from Punjab University, Chandigarh in 2005. He is involved in teaching, research and consultancy and has around 28 years of experience. He has around 35 publications in journals and conferences. He has guided about 30 M.E. theses and has contributed to more than 300 consultancy projects. His areas of interest include Structural Design, Concrete, Pavement Design, Construction Management, Geo informatics, Transportation Engineering Bridges and Fly Ash.