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Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering

Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering

Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering
By Braja M. Das

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Book Description

Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering takes intensive research and observation in the field and the laboratory which have refined and improved the science of foundation design and presents them in a simple and concise form. This non-calculus based text is primarily designed for classroom instruction in civil engineering technology programs where soil mechanics and foundation engineering are combined into one course. It is also a useful and convenient reference tool for civil engineering practitioners as minimal supplementary material is necessary for its use.

Book Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #1602488 in Books
  • Brand: Brand: Cengage Learning
  • Published on: 2007-09-26
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: .81" h x 8.25" w x 9.29" l, 1.80 pounds
  • Binding: Textbook Binding
  • 375 pages


  • Used Book in Good Condition

Editorial Reviews

I believe the book does a very nice job presenting at a level our students can understand. The re-arrangement of material of this edition compared to the earliest editions has developed concepts for the students at an appropriate pace.

The case studies are excellent! They enable the students to immediately see where the concepts being learned are applied in practice. I cannot think of any other text that does that.

About the Author
Dr. Braja Das is Dean Emeritus of the College of Engineering and Computer Science at California State University, Sacramento. He received his M.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Iowa and his Ph.D. in the area of Geotechnical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin. He is the author of a number of geotechnical engineering texts and reference books and has authored more than 250 technical papers in the area of geotechnical engineering. His primary areas of research include shallow foundations, earth anchors, and geosynthetics. He is a Fellow and Life Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Life Member of the American Society for Engineering Education, and an Emeritus Member of the Chemical and Mechanical Stabilization Committee of the Transportation Research Board of the National Research Council (Washington D.C.). Dr. Das has received numerous awards for teaching excellence, including the AMOCO Foundation Award, the AT&T Award for Teaching Excellence from the American Society for Engineering Education, the Ralph Teetor Award from the Society of Automotive Engineers, and the Distinguished Achievement Award for Teaching Excellence from the University of Texas at El Paso.

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By Cynthia McAlpin
So cool book and noce

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4Good text
By Grr
This text is an excellent intro. to geotechnical engineering. It is easy to understand and the examples are explained very well. Although, sometimes the problems in the back of the chapter are too easy or exactly the same as some of the examples.

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