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Fundamentals of Geotechnical Engineering

Fundamentals of Geotechnical Engineering

Fundamentals of Geotechnical Engineering
By Braja M. Das

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Book Description

FUNDAMENTALS OF GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING is a concise combination of the essential components of Braja Das' market leading texts, Principles of Geotechnical Engineering and Principles of Foundation Engineering. The text includes the fundamental concepts of soil mechanics as well as foundation engineering without becoming cluttered with excessive details and alternatives. FUNDAMENTALS features a wealth of worked out examples, as well as figures to help students with theory and problem solving skills. Das maintains the careful balance of current research and practical field applications that has made his books leaders in this area.


Book Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #943748 in Books
  • Published on: 2012-01-01
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 1.20" h x 7.40" w x 9.40" l, 2.55 pounds
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • 656 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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0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
4It is a good book. Not the best textbook
By Maher
It is a good book. Not the best textbook, but it has enough example problems to get you by.

Dont think this book will teach you everything about Geotechnical Engineering though. It just opens the door.

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
5Five Stars
By cheng zhu
Pretty good. I like it very much. Thanks.

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
4Condensed Das
By david
"Fundamentals of Geotechnical Engineering" is a combination of Das other two hugely successful books "Principles of Geotechnical Engineering" and "Principles of Foundation Engineering", it was the book I used for my introductory soil mechanics class back in college; it probably is just as good as "Principles of Geotechnical Engineering" for that purpose but It can't replace "Principles of Foundation Engineering". So chances are that when you have to take a foundation engineering class, you probably will still need to buy "Principles of Foundation Engineering".

The book is very useful but it suffers from the same syndrome as other Das books where equations are just given to you without much conversation or explanation of their origins and limitations. However the examples in this book are different than the ones in the other two, so it's really good as a complimentary book to the other two. So if you like Das other two books this one is definitely a must have.

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