Principles of Geotechnical Engineering (SI Edition) 10th edition

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Braja M. Das
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  • Chapter 1: Geotechnical Engineering—A Historical Perspective
    • 1.1: Introduction
    • 1.2: Geotechnical Engineering Prior to the 18th Century
    • 1.3: Preclassical Period of Soil Mechanics (1700–1776)
    • 1.4: Classical Soil Mechanics–Phase I (1776–1856)
    • 1.5: Classical Soil Mechanics–Phase II (1856–1910)
    • 1.6: Modern Soil Mechanics (1910–1927)
    • 1.7: Geotechnical Engineering after 1927
    • 1.8: Geosynthetics and Civil Engineering Construction
    • 1.9: End of an Era
    • 1: Chapter Quiz

  • Chapter 2: Origin of Soil and Grain Size
    • 2.1: Introduction
    • 2.2: Rock Cycle and the Origin of Soil
    • 2.3: Rock-Forming Minerals, Rock, and Rock Structures
    • 2.4: Soil-Particle Size
    • 2.5: Clay Minerals
    • 2.6: Specific Gravity (GS)
    • 2.7: Mechanical Analysis of Soil
    • 2.8: Particle-Size Distribution Curve
    • 2.9: Particle Shape
    • 2.10: Summary
    • 2: Chapter Quiz

  • Chapter 3: Weight–Volume Relationships
    • 3.1: Introduction
    • 3.2: Weight–Volume Relationships
    • 3.3: Relationships among Unit Weight, Void Ratio, Moisture Content, and Specific Gravity (6)
    • 3.4: Relationships among Unit Weight, Porosity, and Moisture Content (1)
    • 3.5: Various Unit Weight Relationships
    • 3.6: Relative Density (3)
    • 3.7: Comments on emax and emin
    • 3.8: Correlations between emax, emin, emaxemin, and Median Grain Size (D50)
    • 3.9: Summary
    • 3: Chapter Quiz

  • Chapter 4: Plasticity and Structure of Soil
    • 4.1: Introduction
    • 4.2: Liquid Limit (LL)
    • 4.3: Plastic Limit (PL)
    • 4.4: Plasticity Index
    • 4.5: Plasticity Chart
    • 4.6: Shrinkage Limit (SL)
    • 4.7: Liquidity Index and Consistency Index
    • 4.8: Activity
    • 4.9: Soil Structure
    • 4.10: Summary
    • 4: Chapter Quiz

  • Chapter 5: Engineering Classification of Soil
    • 5.1: Introduction
    • 5.2: AASHTO Classification System
    • 5.3: Unified Soil Classification System
    • 5.4: Comparison between the AASHTO and Unified Systems
    • 5.5: Summary
    • 5: Chapter Quiz

  • Chapter 6: Soil Compaction
    • 6.1: Introduction
    • 6.2: Compaction—General Principles
    • 6.3: Standard Proctor Test
    • 6.4: Factors Affecting Compaction
    • 6.5: Modified Proctor Test
    • 6.6: Empirical Relationships
    • 6.7: Structure of Compacted Clay Soil
    • 6.8: Effect of Compaction on Cohesive Soil Properties
    • 6.9: Field Compaction
    • 6.10: Specifications for Field Compaction
    • 6.11: Determination of Field Unit Weight of Compaction
    • 6.12: Evaluation of Soils as Compaction Material
    • 6.13: Compaction of Organic Soil and Waste Materials
    • 6.14: Special Compaction Techniques
    • 6.15: Summary
    • 6: Chapter Quiz

  • Chapter 7: Permeability
    • 7.1: Introduction
    • 7.2: Bernoulli's Equation
    • 7.3: Darcy's Law
    • 7.4: Hydraulic Conductivity
    • 7.5: Laboratory Determination of Hydraulic Conductivity
    • 7.6: Relationships for Hydraulic Conductivity—Granular Soil
    • 7.7: Relationships for Hydraulic Conductivity—Cohesive Soils
    • 7.8: Directional Variation of Permeability
    • 7.9: Equivalent Hydraulic Conductivity in Stratified Soil
    • 7.10: Experimental Verification of Equivalent Hydraulic Conductivity
    • 7.11: Permeability Test in the Field by Pumping from Wells
    • 7.12: Hydraulic Conductivity of Compacted Clayey Soils
    • 7.13: Summary
    • 7: Chapter Quiz

  • Chapter 8: Seepage
    • 8.1: Introduction
    • 8.2: Laplace's Equation of Continuity
    • 8.3: Continuity Equation for Solution of Simple Flow Problems
    • 8.4: Flow Nets
    • 8.5: Seepage Calculation from a Flow Net
    • 8.6: Flow Nets in Anisotropic Soil
    • 8.7: Mathematical Solution for Seepage
    • 8.8: Uplift Pressure under Hydraulic Structures
    • 8.9: Seepage through an Earth Dam on an Impervious Base
    • 8.10: L. Casagrande's Solution for Seepage through an Earth Dam
    • 8.11: Pavlovsky's Solution for Seepage through an Earth Dam
    • 8.12: Plotting of Phreatic Line for Seepage through an Earth Dam
    • 8.13: Filter Design
    • 8.14: Summary
    • 8: Chapter Quiz

  • Chapter 9: In Situ Stresses
    • 9.1: Introduction
    • 9.2: Stresses in Saturated Soil without Seepage
    • 9.3: Stresses in Saturated Soil with Upward Seepage
    • 9.4: Stresses in Saturated Soil with Downward Seepage
    • 9.5: Seepage Force
    • 9.6: Heaving in Soil Due to Flow around Sheet Piles
    • 9.7: Use of Filters to Increase the Factor of Safety against Heave
    • 9.8: Effective Stress in Partially Saturated Soil
    • 9.9: Capillary Rise in Soils
    • 9.10: Effective Stress in the Zone of Capillary Rise
    • 9.11: Summary
    • 9: Chapter Quiz

  • Chapter 10: Stresses in a Soil Mass
    • 10.1: Introduction
    • 10.2: Normal and Shear Stresses on a Plane
    • 10.3: The Pole Method of Finding Stresses along a Plane
    • 10.4: Stresses Caused by a Vertical Point Load
    • 10.5: Stresses Caused by a Horizontal Point Load
    • 10.6: Vertical Stress Caused by a Vertical Line Load
    • 10.7: Vertical Stress Caused by a Horizontal Line Load
    • 10.8: Vertical Stress Caused by a Vertical Strip Load (Finite Width and Infinite Length)
    • 10.9: Vertical Stress Caused by a Horizontal Strip Load
    • 10.10: Linearly Increasing Vertical Loading on an Infinite Strip
    • 10.11: Symmetrical Vertical Triangular Strip Load on the Surface
    • 10.12: Vertical Stress Due to Embankment Loading
    • 10.13: Vertical Stress below the Center of a Uniformly Loaded Circular Area
    • 10.14: Vertical Stress at Any Point below a Uniformly Loaded Circular Area
    • 10.15: Vertical Stress Increase below a Flexible Circular Area—Parabolic and Conical Loading
    • 10.16: Vertical Stress Caused by a Rectangularly Loaded Area
    • 10.17: Influence Chart for Vertical Pressure
    • 10.18: Summary
    • 10: Chapter Quiz

  • Chapter 11: Compressibility of Soil—Elastic Settlement
    • 11.1: Introduction
    • 11.2: Contact Pressure and Settlement Profile
    • 11.3: Relations for Elastic Settlement Calculation
    • 11.4: Improved Relationship for Elastic Settlement
    • 11.5: Settlement of Foundation on Saturated Clay
    • 11.6: Summary
    • 11: Chapter Quiz

  • Chapter 12: Consolidation
    • 12.1: Introduction
    • 12.2: Fundamentals of Consolidation
    • 12.3: One-Dimensional Laboratory Consolidation Test
    • 12.4: Void Ratio–Pressure Plots
    • 12.5: Normally Consolidated and Overconsolidated Clays
    • 12.6: General Comments on Conventional Consolidation Test
    • 12.7: Effect of Disturbance on Void Ratio–Pressure Relationship
    • 12.8: Calculation of Settlement from One-Dimensional Primary Consolidation
    • 12.9: Correlations for Compression Index (Cc)
    • 12.10: Correlations for Swell Index (Cs)
    • 12.11: Secondary Consolidation Settlement
    • 12.12: Time Rate of Consolidation
    • 12.13: Determination of Coefficient of Consolidation
    • 12.14: Calculation of Consolidation Settlement under a Foundation
    • 12.15: Methods for Accelerating Consolidation Settlement
    • 12.16: Precompression
    • 12.17: A Case History—Settlement Due to a Preload Fill for Construction of Tampa VA Hospital
    • 12.18: Summary
    • 12: Chapter Quiz

  • Chapter 13: Shear Strength of Soil
    • 13.1: Introduction
    • 13.2: Mohr–Coulomb Failure Criterion
    • 13.3: Inclination of the Plane of Failure Caused by Shear
    • 13.4: Laboratory Test for Determination of Shear Strength Parameters
    • 13.5: Direct Shear Test
    • 13.6: Drained Direct Shear Test on Saturated Sand and Clay
    • 13.7: General Comments on Direct Shear Test
    • 13.8: Triaxial Shear Test—General
    • 13.9: Consolidated-Drained Triaxial Test
    • 13.10: Consolidated-Undrained Triaxial Test
    • 13.11: General Comments on ϕ'cv for Granular Soil
    • 13.12: Unconsolidated-Undrained Triaxial Test
    • 13.13: Unconfined Compression Test on Saturated Clay
    • 13.14: Empirical Relationships between Undrained Cohesion (cu) and Effective Overburden Pressure (σ'o)
    • 13.15: Sensitivity and Thixotropy of Clay
    • 13.16: Strength Anisotropy in Clay
    • 13.17: Vane Shear Test
    • 13.18: Other Methods for Determining Undrained Shear Strength
    • 13.19: Stress Path
    • 13.20: Shear Strength of Unsaturated Soil
    • 13.21: Summary
    • 13: Chapter Quiz

  • Chapter 14: Lateral Earth Pressure: At-Rest, Rankine, and Coulomb
    • 14.1: Introduction
    • 14.2: At-Rest, Active, and Passive Pressures
    • 14.3: Earth Pressure At-Rest
    • 14.4: Earth Pressure At-Rest for Partially Submerged Soil
    • 14.5: Rankine's Theory of Active Pressure
    • 14.6: Theory of Rankine's Passive Pressure
    • 14.7: Yielding of Wall of Limited Height
    • 14.8: A Generalized Case for Rankine Active and Passive Pressure—Granular Backfill
    • 14.9: Diagrams for Lateral Earth-Pressure Distribution against Retaining Walls with Vertical Back
    • 14.10: Coulomb's Active Pressure
    • 14.11: Coulomb's Passive Pressure
    • 14.12: Active Force on Retaining Walls with Earthquake Forces (Granular Backfill)
    • 14.13: Active Pressure on Retaining Wall with a c'ϕ' Backfill Considering Earthquake Forces
    • 14.14: Common Types of Retaining Walls in the Field
    • 14.15: Summary
    • 14: Chapter Quiz

  • Chapter 15: Lateral Earth Pressure: Curved Failure Surface
    • 15.1: Introduction
    • 15.2: Retaining Walls with Friction
    • 15.3: Properties of a Logarithmic Spiral
    • 15.4: Procedure for Determination of Passive Earth Pressure (Pp)—Cohesionless Backfill
    • 15.5: Coefficient of Passive Earth Pressure (Kp)
    • 15.6: Caquot and Kerisel Solution for Passive Earth Pressure (Granular Backfill)
    • 15.7: Passive Force on Walls with Seepage
    • 15.8: Braced Cuts—General
    • 15.9: Determination of Active Thrust on Bracing Systems of Open Cuts—Granular Soil
    • 15.10: Determination of Active Thrust on Bracing Systems for Cuts—Cohesive Soil
    • 15.11: Pressure Variation for Design of Sheetings, Struts, and Wales
    • 15.12: Summary
    • 15: Chapter Quiz

  • Chapter 16: Slope Stability
    • 16.1: Introduction
    • 16.2: Factor of Safety
    • 16.3: Stability of Infinite Slopes
    • 16.4: Infinite Slope with Steady-state Seepage
    • 16.5: Finite Slopes—General
    • 16.6: Analysis of Finite Slopes with Plane Failure Surfaces (Culmann's Method)
    • 16.7: Analysis of Finite Slopes with Circular Failure Surfaces—General
    • 16.8: Mass Procedure—Slopes in Homogeneous Clay Soil with ϕ = 0
    • 16.9: Mass Procedure—Stability of Saturated Clay Slope (ϕ = 0 Condition) with Earthquake Forces
    • 16.10: Mass Procedure—Slopes in Homogeneous c'ϕ' Soil
    • 16.11: Taylor's Slope Stability Chart Combined with Earthquake Effects (c'ϕ' Soils)
    • 16.12: Ordinary Method of Slices
    • 16.13: Bishop's Simplified Method of Slices
    • 16.14: Stability Analysis by Method of Slices for Steady-State Seepage
    • 16.15: A Case History of Slope Failure
    • 16.16: Solutions for Steady-State Seepage
    • 16.17: Morgenstern's Method of Slices for Rapid Drawdown Condition
    • 16.18: Fluctuation of Factor of Safety of Slopes in Clay Embankment on Saturated Clay
    • 16.19: Summary
    • 16: Chapter Quiz

  • Chapter 17: Soil-Bearing Capacity for a Shallow Foundation
    • 17.1: Introduction
    • 17.2: Ultimate Soil-Bearing Capacity for Shallow Foundations
    • 17.3: Terzaghi's Ultimate Bearing Capacity Equation
    • 17.4: Effect of Groundwater Table
    • 17.5: Factor of Safety
    • 17.6: General Bearing Capacity Equation
    • 17.7: Meyerhof's Bearing Capacity, Shape, and Depth Factors
    • 17.8: A Case History for Evaluation of the Ultimate Bearing Capacity
    • 17.9: Ultimate Load for Shallow Footings under Eccentric Load (One-Way Eccentricity)
    • 17.10: Continuous Footing under Eccentrically Inclined Load
    • 17.11: Bearing Capacity of Sand Based on Settlement
    • 17.12: Summary
    • 17: Chapter Quiz

  • Chapter 18: Subsoil Exploration
    • 18.1: Introduction
    • 18.2: Planning for Soil Exploration
    • 18.3: Boring Methods
    • 18.4: Common Sampling Methods
    • 18.5: Sample Disturbance
    • 18.6: Correlations for N60 in Cohesive Soil
    • 18.7: Correlations for Standard Penetration Number in Granular Soil
    • 18.8: Other In Situ Tests
    • 18.9: Vane Shear Test
    • 18.10: Borehole Pressuremeter Test
    • 18.11: Cone Penetration Test
    • 18.12: Rock Coring
    • 18.13: Soil Exploration Report
    • 18.14: Summary
    • 18: Chapter Quiz

  • Chapter 19: An Introduction to Geosynthetics
    • 19.1: Introduction
    • 19.2: Geotextile
    • 19.3: Geogrid
    • 19.4: Geomembrane
    • 19.5: Geonet
    • 19.6: Geosynthetic Clay Liner
    • 19.7: Summary
    • 19: Chapter Quiz


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Braja M. Das, California State University, Sacramento
Dr. Braja Das is Dean Emeritus of the College of Engineering and Computer Science at California State University, Sacramento. He received his M.S. in civil engineering from the University of Iowa and his Ph.D. in geotechnical engineering from the University of Wisconsin. He is the author of a number of geotechnical engineering texts and reference books and has written more than 250 technical papers in the area of geotechnical engineering. Dr. Das' primary areas of research include shallow foundations, earth anchors and geosynthetics. He is a fellow and life member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, life member of the American Society for Engineering Education and an emeritus member of the Stabilization of Geomaterials and Recycled Materials of the Transportation Research Board of the National Research Council. He has received numerous awards for teaching excellence, including the AMOCO Foundation Award, the AT&T Award for Teaching Excellence from the American Society for Engineering Education, the Ralph Teetor Award from the Society of Automotive Engineers and the Distinguished Achievement Award for Teaching Excellence from the University of Texas at El Paso.

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