FUNDAMENTALS OF GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING

Discover the essential components of two market-leading engineering texts in one powerful combined book. FUNDAMENTALS OF GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING, 5E offers a concise blend of critical information from Braja Das' market leading PRINCIPLES OF GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING and PRINCIPLES OF FOUNDATION ENGINEERING. This valuable, cohesive book focuses on the fundamental concepts of both soil mechanics and foundation engineering without the distraction of excessive details or cumbersome alternatives. A wealth of worked-out examples and useful supporting figures help you master key concepts and gain essential problem-solving skills. Prestigious authors Das and Sivakugan carefully balance today's most current research with practical field applications in a proven approach that has made Das' books undisputed leaders in the field. Accompanying resources, including MindTap®, further reinforce the key geotechnical engineering skills you need.

 

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LARGE NUMBER OF SOLVED PROBLEMS APPEAR IN ALL CHAPTERS. Numerous homework problems at the end of each chapter are identified by levels of difficulty. Critical thinking problems at the end of each chapter encourage students to think outside the box.

BOOK PROVIDES COMPREHENSIVE TREATMENT OF BOTH SOIL MECHANICS AND FOUNDATION ENGINEERING FOR COMBINED ONE-SEMESTER COURSE. Coverage addresses key topics students need to know, such as slope stability, bearing capacity and settlement of shallow foundations (spread footings and mats), retaining walls, sheet piles, braced cuts, piles, and drilled shafts.

HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE PLACES INFORMATION IN CONTEXT. Book provides detailed background and content development from pre-18th century to present time.

REFERENCES PROVIDE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION. Each chapter contains a list of helpful references to assist in further exploration and study. To further prepare students for professional success, all units are presented in SI (Systeme Internationale or International System of Units).

WEBSITE OFFERS WEALTH OF INSTRUCTOR RESOURCES. You''ll find a full Instructor''s Solutions Manual as well as helpful Lecture Note PowerPoint® slides on the book''s accompanying Instructor''s website.


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