Geotechnical Engineering by V. Murthy
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Geotechnical Engineering by V. Murthy



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Geotechnical Engineering Principles and Practices of Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering by V. N. S. Murthy.

Main Contents of Geotechnical Engineering PDF Book


  • CHAPTER 1. INTRODUCTION
  • CHAPTER 2. SOIL FORMATION AND CHARACTERIZATION 
  • CHAPTER 3. SOIL PHASE RELATIONSHIPS, INDEX PROPERTIES AND CLASSIFICATION
  • CHAPTER 4. SOIL PERMEABILITY AND SEEPAGE
  • CHAPTER 5. EFFECTIVE STRESS AND PORE WATER PRESSURE
  • CHAPTER 6. STRESS DISTRIBUTION IN SOILS DUE TO SURFACE LOADS
  • CHAPTER 7. COMPRESSIBILITY AND CONSOLIDATION
  • CHAPTER 8. SHEA R STRENGTH OF SOIL
  • CHAPTER 9. SOIL EXPLORATION 
  • CHAPTER 10. STABILITY OF SLOPES
  • CHAPTER 11. LATERAL EARTH PRESSURE
  • CHAPTER 12. SHALLOW FOUNDATION I: ULTIMATE BEARING CAPACITY
  • CHAPTER 13. SHALLOW FOUNDATION II: SAFE BEARING PRESSURE AND SETTLEMENT CALCULATION
  • CHAPTER 14. SHALLOW FOUNDATION III: COMBINED FOOTINGS AND MAT FOUNDATIONS
  • CHAPTER 15. DEE P FOUNDATION I : PILE FOUNDATION
  • CHAPTER 16. DEE P FOUNDATION II : BEHAVIOR OF LATERALLY LOADED VERTICAL AND BATTER PILES
  • CHAPTER 17. DEE P FOUNDATION III : DRILLED PIER FOUNDATIONS
  • CHAPTER 18. FOUNDATIONS ON COLLAPSIBLE AND EXPANSIVE SOIL
  • CHAPTER 19. CONCRETE AND MECHANICALLY STABILIZED EARTH RETAINING WALLS
  • CHAPTER 20. SHEET PILE WALLS AND BRACED CUTS
  • CHAPTER 21. SOIL IMPROVEMENT

Preface to Geotechnical Engineering eBook


PREFACE This Geotechnical Engineering book has the following objectives: 

1. To explain the fundamentals of the subject from theory to practice in a logical way

2. To be comprehensive and meet the requirements of undergraduate students 

3. To serve as a foundation course for graduate students pursuing advanced knowledge in the subject 

There are 21 chapters in this Geotechnical Engineering book. The first chapter trace s the historical background of the subject and the second deals with the formation and mineralogical composition of soils.

Chapter 3 covers the index properties and classification of soil. Chapters 4 and 5 explain soil permeability , seepage, and the effect of water on stress conditions in soil .

Stresses developed in soil due to imposed surface loads , compressibility and consolidation characteristics , and shear strength characteristics of soil are deal t wit h in Chapters 6,7 , and 8 respectively.

The first eight chapters develop the necessary tools for computing compressibility and strength characteristics of soils.

Chapter 9 deals with methods for obtaining soil samples in the field for laboratory tests and for determining soil parameter s directly by use of field tests.

Chapter s 1 0 to 2 0 deal wit h stability problems pertaining to earth embankments, retaining walls, and foundations. Chapter 2 1 explains the various methods by which soil in situcanbe improved. Many geotechnical engineers have not appreciated the importance of this subject .

No amount of sophistication in the development of theories will help the designers if the soil parameters use d in the theory are not properly evaluated to simulate field conditions. Professors who teach this subject should stress this topic .

The chapters in this Geotechnical Engineering book are arranged in a logical way for the development of the subject matter. There is a smooth transition from on e chapter to the next and the continuity of the material is maintained.

Each chapter starts with an introduction to the subject matter, develops the theory, and explain s it s application to practical problems .

Sufficient examples are worred out to help students understand the significance of the theories. Man y homework problem s are give n a t the end of each chapter .

The subject matter deal with in each chapter is restricted to the requirement s of undergraduate students. Half-baked theories and unconfirmed test results are not developed in this Geotechnical Engineering book. Chapter s are up-to-date as per engineering standards .

Th e information provide d in Chapter 1 7 on drilled pier foundations is the latest available at the time of this writing. The design of mechanically y stabilized earth retaining walls is also current.

A new method for predicting the nonlinear behavior of laterally loaded vertical and batter piles is described in Chapter 16.

The Geotechnical Engineering book is comprehensive , rational, and pertinent to the requirements of undergraduate students. It serves as a foundation course for graduate students, and is useful as a reference Geotechnical Engineering book for designers and contractors in the field of geotechnical engineering.


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