Smith’s Elements of Soil Mechanics

Smith’s Elements of Soil Mechanics

Smith’s Elements of Soil Mechanics  

The content of the book:
Classification and Physical Properties of Soils 
1.1 Agricultural and engineering soil
1.2 Engineering definitions
1.3 Clay soils 4
1.4 Field identification of soils
1.5 Laboratory classification of soils
1.6 Activity of clay 14
1.7 Soil classification and description
1.8 Soil properties
Exercises 30
  2 Permeability and Flow of Water in Soils 
2.1 Subsurface water
2.2 Flow of water through soils
2.3 Darcy’s law of saturated flow
2.4 Coefficient of permeability, k
2.5 Determination of permeability in the laboratory
2.6 Determination of permeability in the Feld
2.7 Approximation of coefficient of permeability
2.8 General differential equation of flow
2.9 Potential and stream functions
2.10 Flow nets
2.11 Critical flow conditions
2.12 Design of soil filters
2.13 Capillarity and unsaturated soils
2.14 Earth dams
2.15 Seepage through non-uniform soil deposits
  3 Total and Effective Stress 
3.1 State of stress in a soil mass
3.2 Total stress
3.3 Pore pressure
3.4 Effective stress
3.5 Stresses induced by applied loads
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  4  Shear Strength of Soils 
4.1 Friction
4.2 Complex stress
4.3 The Mohr circle diagram
4.4 Cohesion
4.5 Coulomb’s law of soil shear strength
4.6 Modifed Coulomb’s law
4.7 The Mohr–Coulomb yield theory
4.8 Determination of the shear strength parameters
4.9 Determination of the shear strength parameters from triaxial testing
4.10 The pore pressure coeffcients A and B
4.11 The triaxial extension test
4.12 Behaviour of soils under shear
4.13 Operative strengths of soils
4.14 The critical state
4.15 Sensitivity of clays
4.16 Residual strength of soil
  5  Eurocode 7 
5.1 Introduction to the Structural Eurocodes
5.2 Introduction to Eurocode 7
5.3 Using Eurocode 7: basis of geotechnical design
5.4 Geotechnical design by calculation
5.5 Ultimate limit states
5.6 The EQU limit state
5.7 The GEO limit state and design approaches
5.8 Serviceability limit states
5.9 Geotechnical design report
  6 Site Investigation 
6.1 EN 1997-2:2007 – Ground investigation and testing
6.2 Planning of ground investigations
6.3 Site exploration methods
6.4 Soil and rock sampling
6.5 Groundwater measurements
6.6 Field tests in soil and rock
6.7 Geotechnical reports
  7 Lateral Earth Pressure 
7.1 Earth pressure at rest
7.2 Active and passive earth pressure
7.3 Rankin’s theory: granular soils, active earth pressure
7.4 Rankin’s theory: granular soils, passive earth pressure
7.5 Rankin’s theory: cohesive soils
7.6 Coulomb’s wedge theory: active earth pressure
7.7 Coulomb’s wedge theory: passive earth pressure
7.8 Surcharges
7.9 Choice of method for determination of active pressure
7.10 Backfill material
7.11 Influence of wall yield on design
7.12 Design parameters for different soil types
Exercises 219Contents 
  8 Retaining Structures 
8.1 Main types of retaining structures
8.2 Gravity walls
8.3 Embedded walls
8.4 Failure modes of retaining structures
8.5 Design of gravity retaining walls
8.6 Design of sheet pile walls
8.7 Braced excavations
8.8 Reinforced soil
8.9 Soil nailing
  9 Bearing Capacity and Shallow Foundations 
9.1 Bearing capacity terms
9.2 Types of foundation
9.3 Ultimate bearing capacity of a foundation
9.4 Determination of the safe bearing capacity
9.5 The effect of groundwater on bearing capacity
9.6 Developments in bearing capacity equations
9.7 Designing spread foundations to Euro code
9.8 Non-homogeneous soil conditions
9.9 Estimates of bearing capacity from in situ testing
10 Pile Foundations 
10.1 Introduction
10.2 Classification of piles
10.3 Method of installation
10.4 Pile load testing
10.5 Determination of the bearing capacity of a pile
10.6 Designing pile foundations to Euro code
10.7 Pile groups
11  Foundation Settlement and Soil Compression 
11.1 Settlement of a foundation
11.2 Immediate settlement
11.3 Consolidation settlement
11.4 Application of consolidation test results
11.5 General consolidation
11.6 Eurocode 7 serviceability limit state
11.7 Isotropic consolidation
11.8 Two-dimensional stress paths
12  Rate of Foundation Settlement 
12.1 Analogy of consolidation settlement
12.2 Distribution of the initial excess pore pressure, ui
12.3 Terzaghi’s theory of consolidation
12.4 Average degree of consolidation
12.5 Drainage path length
12.6 Determination of the coefficient of consolidation, CV, from the consolidation test
12.7 Determination of the permeability coefficient from the consolidation test viii  Contents
12.8 Determination of the consolidation coefficient from the triaxial test
12.9 The model law of consolidation
12.10 Consolidation during construction
12.11 Consolidation by drainage in two and three dimensions
12.12 Numerical determination of consolidation rates
12.13 Construction pore pressures in an earth dam
12.14 Numerical solutions for two- and three-dimensional consolidation
12.15 Sand drains
Exercises 384
13  Stability of Slopes 
13.1 Planar failures
13.2 Rotational failures
13.3 Slope stability design charts
13.4 Wedge failure
13.5 Slope stability analysis to Euro code
14 Compaction and Soil Mechanics Aspects of Highway Design 
14.1 Field compaction of soils
14.2 Laboratory compaction of soils
14.3 Specification of the Feld compacted density
14.4 Field measurement tests
14.5 Highway design
Exercises 457
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