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Principles of Geotechnical Engineering, SI Edition, 10th Edition

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Braja M. Das 

Published: © 2022

rovide a valuable overview of soil properties and mechanics together with coverage of today's field practices and basic engineering procedures with Das' PRINCIPLES OF GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING, SI, 10th Edition. This market-leading introduction to geotechnical engineering is ideal for the introductory course taken by most civil engineering students. This edition provides the background students need for advanced design-oriented courses as well as professional practice. Updates address seepage, vertical stress in soil mass, lateral earth pressure and earthquake forces, elastic settlement, shear strength of soil, unit weights of soil and plasticity. The practical, application-oriented approach integrates comprehensive discussions, detailed explanations and updated or new practice problems. Almost 200 new or updated example problems help ensure understanding. This edition also offers more figures and worked-out problems than any other book for this course. WebAssign digital resources further assist students in mastering this material. 


1. Geotechnical Engineering -- A Historical Perspective.
2. Origins of Soil and Grain Size.
3. Weight-Volume Relationships.
4. Plasticity and Structure of Soil.
5. Classification of Soil.
6. Soil Compaction.
7. Permeability.
8. Seepage.
9. In Situ Stresses.
10. Stresses in a Soil Mass.
11. Compressibility of Soil –- Elastic Settlement.
12. Consolidation.
13. Shear Strength of Soil.
14. Lateral Earth Pressure: At-Rest, Rankine, and Coulomb.
15. Lateral Earth Pressure: Curved Failure Surface.
16. Slope Stability.
17. Soil-Bearing Capacity for Shallow Foundations.
18. Subsoil Exploration.
19. An Introduction to Geosynthetics.
Answers to Selected Problems.
Index.

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