Geotechnical Engineering: Principles and Practices

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9780135763803: Geotechnical Engineering: Principles and Practices

For undergraduate-level courses in Introductory Geotechnical Engineering. This introduction to geotechnical engineering explores both the principles of soil mechanics and their application to engineering practice — and offers a more rigorous — yet still accessible and easy-to-read — approach, more technical depth, and more emphasis on understanding the physical basis for soil behavior.

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“I like the balance between the analytical and empirical aspects of foundation engineering.  The coverage of both geotechnical and structural engineering aspects of foundation is also appealing.” 

-Dobroslav Znidarcic, UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, BOULDER

 

“The material is very current.  The author stays on top of the profession and uses state-of-the-art information, techniques, and methods.”

-Roman D. Hryciw, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

 

“The coverage of the book is excellent, and it is well-grounded in the fundamentals of soil mechanics.”

-Ed Kavazanjian, ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY

 

“The book presents the practice side of foundation engineering in addition to the principles of design.  Most textbooks present only the principles.”

-M. Sherif Aggour, UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND

 

“Interesting and very useful features of this book are:  1.) the List of Vocabulary, 2.0 the Summary of Major Points at the end of each chapter, and 3.) the use of both English and SI units–this is particularly important for empirical equations with built-in units.”

-Marte S. Gutierrez, VIRGINIA TECH

About the Author:

Donald P. Coduto is currently a professor of geotechnical engineering and chair of the Civil Engineering Department at the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. He earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, an M.S. in Geotechnical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and an MBA from the Claremont Graduate University. He is an ASCE Fellow, a licensed Civil Engineer and a licensed Geotechnical Engineer, and has worked on a variety of geotechnical projects for both private and public sector clients.

 

Dr. Man-chu Ronald Yeung is currently a professor of civil engineering at the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. He received a B.S. in Civil Engineering in 1986, an M.S. in Geotechnical Engineering in 1987, and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering in 1991, all from the University of California, Berkeley. Before joining Cal Poly Pomona in 2005, Dr. Yeung had worked for several consulting firms and taught at several universities including Montana Tech, San Jose State University, and The University of Hong Kong. He is currently a member of the Editorial Board of the ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, a member of the ASCE Rock Mechanics Committee, and the Treasurer of the Geotechnical Engineering Technical Group of the ASCE Los Angeles Section. He has been a registered Civil Engineer in California since 1994.

 

Dr. William A. Kitch is currently an associate professor of civil engineering at the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. He received his B.S. in Civil Engineering in 1982 and his M.S. in Civil Engineering in 1983, both from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He earned his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering in 1991 from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a retired Lt Col in the US Air Force and had over 23 years of practicing engineering experience in both the private and public sectors. He is a registered Civil Engineer in California and Colorado.

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