Compressibility and Consolidation: Introduction to consolidation, comparison of compaction and consolidation, Spring Analogy.
Terzaghis one dimensional consolidation theory, Degree of consolidation, consolidation test, Compressibility parameters, co-efficient of consolidation. Preconsolidation pressure and its determination. Normally, Over and Under consolidated soils. Methods of computation of Settlement and its rate. Coefficient of consolidation for layered soil. Total and differential Settlement.
Preconsolidation pressure and its determination. Normally, Over and Under consolidated soils. Methods of computation of Settlement and its rate. Coefficient of consolidation for layered soil. Total and differential Settlement.
Stability of Slopes: Classifications of slopes, Stability analysis of infinite slopes. Stability analysis of finite slopes by Swedish and Friction circle method. Stability analysis by Taylor’s stability number, Taylor stability number curves. Stability of slopes of earthen embankments under sudden draw down, steady seepage and during construction. Bishop’s method of stability analysis.
Earth Pressure: Active, passive and earth pressure at rest. Rankine’s and Coulomb’s theories of earth pressure.
Rebhann’s and Culman’s graphical methods for active earth pressure for vertical and inclined back retaining walls, horizontal and inclined cohesion less back fill.
Bearing Capacity of Soils: Terminology related to bearing capacity, Common types of foundations. Terzaghi and Meyehoff’s theory for bearing capacity.
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12 Feb 2016
advanced knowledge with fine description of earth material
15 Feb 2016
A complete reference for practical problem solving approach with the excellent description of major geotechnical topics. There are several worked example in the book, that presents realistic field situations. Coverage of Geotechnical aspects of an earthquake is the noticeable update.