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Principles of Geotechnical Engineering

Principles of Geotechnical Engineering

Principles of Geotechnical Engineering
By Braja M. Das

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Intended as an introductory text in soil mechanics, the seventh edition of Das, PRINCIPLES OF GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING offers an overview of soil properties and mechanics together with coverage of field practices and basic engineering procedure. PRINCIPLES OF GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING contains more figures and worked out problems than any other text on the market and provides the background information needed to support study in later design-oriented courses or in professional practice.


Book Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #775123 in Books
  • Published on: 2009-09-08
  • Ingredients: Example Ingredients
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 1.20" h x 7.50" w x 9.10" l, 2.60 pounds
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • 688 pages

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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 Geotechnical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin. He is the author of a number of geotechnical engineering texts and reference books and more than 250 technical papers in the area of geotechnical engineering. His primary areas of research include shallow foundations, earth anchors, and geosynthetics. Dr. Das 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.). He 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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5Requirement to Reference
By Nino R.
This book was a requirement for my Soil Mechanics class in Civil Engineering. Plenty of textbooks are dry and verbose when explaining different subject matter. This book is quick and to the point. I currently work in the field and it has been useful as a reference.

It covers the following subjects among many:
-Origin of Soil and Grain Size
-Weight - Volume Relationships
-Plasticity and Structure of Soil
-Classification of Soil
-Soil Compaction
-Permeability
-Seepage
-In Situ Stresses
-Stresses in a Soil Mass
-Comprehensibility of Soil
-Shear Strength of Soil

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
5Great textbook for learning on your own
By Chantal
This is a newer edition of the textbook I used in college while majoring in Civil Engineering, which I sold after finishing the course. Now that I'm studying for the PE exam, I purchased it again. The explanations are short and easy to understand on your own. I can't imagine a better textbook if you're learning from a book and without an instructor. The answers are provided for all the odd problems and there are many example problems, another great help. I feel very confident in the area of Geotechnical Engineering now and have a good working knowledge of what I need to know.

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
4Older version was better
By Gus
What I liked about this book, was that this book was our class textbook. However, our teacher had an older version, it was more complete because it covered deep foundations, seems like I'm going to have to buy another book for that specific purpose.

Still great book for soil mechanics and an introduction to geothecnical engineering.

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