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Soil Mechanics
Principles and Practice
3rd edition
 
 
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21 Sep 2010
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Now Eurocode compliant – in line with the compulsory new design codes brought in across the EU and increasingly adopted worldwide.

In Soil Mechanics, Barnes clearly sets out the principles of soil behaviour and shows how engineers have applied these solutions in practice, making this an accessible, highly readable and yet comprehensive textbook for core courses in civil and ground engineering, and a handy resource book for practitioners.

This fully revised third edition:

■ is now Eurocode compliant, with a new chapter on the geotechnical Eurocodes
■ features worked examples incorporating the Eurocode limit state design principles, allowing readers to use the new codes confidently
■ includes a range of case studies that demonstrate key problems and how engineers have tackled them
■ uses clear diagrams throughout to illustrate key aspects of soil mechanics and photographs to enhance understanding

The solutions manual can be found at www.Palgrave.com/engineering/barnes/solutions


Description

Now Eurocode compliant – in line with the compulsory new design codes brought in across the EU and increasingly adopted worldwide.

In Soil Mechanics, Barnes clearly sets out the principles of soil behaviour and shows how engineers have applied these solutions in practice, making this an accessible, highly readable and yet comprehensive textbook for core courses in civil and ground engineering, and a handy resource book for practitioners.

This fully revised third edition:

■ is now Eurocode compliant, with a new chapter on the geotechnical Eurocodes
■ features worked examples incorporating the Eurocode limit state design principles, allowing readers to use the new codes confidently
■ includes a range of case studies that demonstrate key problems and how engineers have tackled them
■ uses clear diagrams throughout to illustrate key aspects of soil mechanics and photographs to enhance understanding

The solutions manual can be found at www.Palgrave.com/engineering/barnes/solutions


Reviews

'This is an excellent textbook. One of the best textbooks on Soil Mechanics. Clear and concise explanations of theory. Good drawings and diagrams to illustrate theory. Excellent worked examples and exercises for the student to practise.'  - J.W. Glenn, Belfast Institute of Further and Higher Education, UK


Contents

Soil Formation and Nature
Soil Description and Classification
Permeability and Seepage
Effective Stress and Pore Pressure
Contact Pressure and Stress Distribution
Compressibility and Consolidation
Shear Strength
Shallow Foundations: Stability
Shallow Foundations: Settlements
Pile Foundations
Lateral Earth Pressures and Retaining Structures
Slope Stability
Earthworks and Soil Compaction
Site Investigation


Authors


Graham Barnes is an Independent Consultant, and formerly Senior Lecturer in Civil Engineering, Bolton Institute, UK. He has taught soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering at Higher National, degree and postgraduate level. His industrial experience includes working for site investigation and civil engineering contractors and consulting engineers and he is now an independent consultant and researcher.