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Soil Mechanics covers the soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering topics typically included in university courses in civil engineering and related subjects. Physical rather than mathematical arguments are used in the core sections wherever possible.
New for the second edition, an accompanying website containing the lecturers' solutions manual expands the flexibility of this successful course text book. The basic and more advanced material on soil strength and behaviour is separated out to aid understanding and the whole book is laid out to enable clarity of understanding and ease of reference for both student and lecturer.
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"It is always a delight to read a book written by someone who knows what he is writing about, and who writes well. This textbook is a perfect example. ... If I were only permitted to own one undergraduate textbook on soil mechanics, this would probably be it."
―Eddie Bromhead, Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology (comment on the second edition)
"Being somewhat of a late-comer with respect to critical state soil mechanics, I decided I needed to get better acquainted with the way the subject is utilized and taught in the UK. I can tell you that the first 175 pages of your Soil Mechanics: Concepts and Applications were my companion on the airplane flights to and around Europe on this latest trip, and I have found them lucid and most helpful―attributes I can't ascribe to some of the other literature I have encountered. I am quite interested in the somewhat different trends in geotechnical education in the UK and the US and your book provides a useful insight."
―Ralph Peck (comment on the first edition)
The aim of this book is to encourage students to develop an understanding of the fundamentals of soil mechanics. It builds a robust and adaptable framework of ideas to support and accommodate the more complex problems and analytical procedures that confront the practising geotechnical engineer. Soil Mechanics: Concepts and Applications covers the soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering topics typically included in university courses in civil engineering and related subjects. Physical rather than mathematical arguments are used wherever possible. The order in which the material is presented is based on the belief that students need time to assimilate new concepts, and that too many new ideas should not be introduced all at once. Many special features make the book accessible and stimulating for the student: case histories show how sensible application of simple ideas and methods can produce successful engineering solutions; more than 50 worked examples and case studies demonstrate the concepts in real applications; learning objectives, key points and questions enable the reader to check on understanding and progress.
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