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Fundamentals of Soil Mechanics for Sedimentary and Residual Soils
Wesley, Laurence D.
Fundamentals of Soil Mechanics for Sedimentary and Residual Soils
año Publicación2009

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Introducing the first integrated coverage of sedimentary and residual soil engineering

Despite its prevalence in under-developed parts of the United States and most tropical and sub-tropical countries, residual soil is often characterized as a mere extension of conventional soil mechanics in many textbooks. Now, with the rapid growth of construction in these regions, it is essential to gain a fuller understanding of residual soils and their properties—one that’s based on an integrated approach to the study of residual and sedimentary soils. One text puts this understanding well within reach: Fundamentals of Soil Mechanics for Sedimentary and Residual Soils.

The first resource to provide equal treatment of both residual and sedimentary soils and their unique engineering properties, this skill-building guide offers:

A concise introduction to basic soil mechanics, stress-strain behavior, testing, and design

In-depth coverage that spans the full scope of soil engineering, from bearing capacity and foundation design to the stability of slopes

A focus on concepts and principles rather than methods, helping you avoid idealized versions of soil behavior and maintain a design approach that is consistent with real soils of the natural world

An abundance of worked problems throughout, demonstrating in some cases that conventional design techniques applicable to sedimentary soils are not valid for residual soils

Numerous end-of-chapter exercises supported by an online solutions manual

Full chapter-ending references

Taken together, Fundamentals of Soil Mechanics for Sedimentary and Residual Soils is a comprehensive, balanced soil engineering sourcebook that will prove indispensable for practitioners and students in civil engineering, geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, and geology.


Chapter 1: Soil Formation, Composition, and Basic Concepts.

1.1 Weathering Processes, Sedimentary and Residual Soils.

1.2 Clay Minerals.

1.3 Influence of Topography on Weathering Processes.

1.4 Factors Governing the Properties of Sedimentary and Residual Soils.

1.5 Remoulded or "De-structured" Soils.

Chapter 2: Basic Definitions and Phase Relationships.

2.1 The Components of Soil.

2.2 Phase Relationships.

2.3 Examples in the Use of Phase Relationships.

2.4 Measurement of Basic Properties.

Chapter 3: Basic Index Tests, Soil Classification and Description.

3.1 General.

3.2 Particle Size and its Role in Influencing Properties.

3.3 Plasticity and Atterberg Limits.

3.4 Liquidity Index of Clay and Relative Density of Sand.

3.5 Sensitivity.

3.6 Systematic Classification Systems.

3.7 Classification of Residual Soils.

Chapter 4: Stress and Pore Pressure State in the Ground.

4.1 Vertical Stress in the Ground.

4.2 Pore Pressures above the Water Table and Seasonal Variations.

4.3 Hill Slopes.

4.4 Significance of the Water Table (or Phreatic Surface).

4.5 Horizontal Stresses in the Ground.

4.6 Worked Examples.

Chapter 5: Stresses in the Ground From Applied Loads.

5.1 General.

5.2 Elastic Theory Solutions for Stresses Beneath Loaded Areas.

Chapter 6: Principle of Effective Stress.

6.1 The Basic Principle.

6.2 Applied Stresses, Drained and Undrained Behaviour.

6.3 Pore Pressure Changes Under Undrained Conditions.

6.4 Some Practical Implications of the Principle of Effective Stress.

Chapter 7: Permeability and Seepage.

7.1 General.

7.2 Pressure, ?Head? and Total Head.

7.3 Darcy s Law.

7.4 Measurement of Permeability.

7.5 General Expression for Seepage in a Soil Mass.

7.6 Steady State Flow, the Laplace Equation and Flow Nets.

7.7 Critical Hydraulic Gradient (and "Quick Sand").

7.8 Unconfined Flow Nets and Approximations in Conventional Formulation.

7.9 Use of Filters in Designed Structures.

7.10 Vertical Flow Through Single Layers and Multi-Layers.

7.11 A Note on Groundwater Studies and Groundwater Mechanics.

7.12 Flow into Excavations, Drains and Wells.

Chapter 8: Compressibility, Consolidation and Settlement.

8.1 General Concepts.

8.2 Estimation of Settlement Using Elastic Theory.

8.3 Estimation of Settlement Assuming One-Dimensional Behaviour.

8.4 Immediate ("Elastic") Settlement and Consolidation Settlement.

8.5 Consolidation Behaviour of Clays (and Silts).

8.6 Estimation of Settlement from Oedometer Test Results.

8.7 Approximations and Uncertainties in Settlement Estimates Based on Oedometer Tests.

8.8 Allowable Settlement.

8.9 Radial Flow and Sand (or "Wick") Drains.

8.10 Settlement of Foundations on Sand.

Chapter 9: Shear Strength of Soils.

9.1 Basic Concepts and Principles.

9.2 Measurement of Shear Strength.

9.3 Practical Use of Undrained Strength and Effective Stress Strength Parameters.

9.4 Shear Strength Behaviour of Sand.

9.5 The Residual Strength of Clays.

9.6 The Stress Path Concept.

9.7 The Pore Pressure Parameters A and B.

9.8 Shear Strength and Deformation Behaviour of Clay.

9.9 Typical values of Effective Strength Parameters for Clays and Silts.

9.10 The Undrained Strength or Undisturbed and Remoulded Soils.

9.11 Measurement of Undrained Shear Strength.

Chapter 10.

10.1 Overview.

10.2 Drilling.

10.3 Undisturbed Sampling using Sample Tubes.

10.4 Block Sampling.

10.5 Investigation Pits (or Test Pits).

10.6 In Situ Testing.

10.7 Correlations Between In Situ Test Results and Soil Properties.

Chapter 11: Stability Concepts and Failure Mechanisms.

11.1 Basic Concepts.

11.2 Stability of Slopes.

11.3 Bearing Capacity.

11.4 Retaining Walls.

11.5 Further Observations.

Chapter 12: Bearing Capacity and Foundation Design.

12.1 Bearing Capacity.

12.2 Shallow Foundations on Clay.

12.3 Shallow Foundations on Sand.

12.4 Pile Foundations.

Chapter 13: Earth Pressure and Retaining Walls.

13.1 Coulomb Wedge Analysis.

13.2 "At rest" Pressure, Active Pressure, Passive Pressure, and Associated Deformations.

13.3 Rankine Earth Pressures.

13.4 Influence of Wall Friction.

13.5 Earth Pressure Coefficients.

13.6 Total Stress Analysis.

13.7 Maximum Height of Unsupported Vertical Banks or Cuts.

13.8 Construction Factors Influencing Earth Pressure on Retaining Walls.

13.9 Propped (strutted) Trenches.

13.10 Retaining Wall Design Example.

13.11 Sheet Pile Retaining Walls.

13.12 Reinforced Earth Walls.

Chapter 14: Stability of Slopes.

14.1 Introduction.

14.2 Analysis Using Circular Arc Failure Surfaces.

14.3 Stability Analysis of Infinite Slopes.

14.4 Short Term and Long Term Stability of Built Slopes.

14.5 Stability Analysis of Earth Dams.

14.6 Influence of Climate and Weather on Stability of Slopes.

14.7 Stability Analysis Using Non-Circular Failure Surfaces.

Chapter 15: Soil Compaction.

15.1 Earthworks and Soil Compaction.

15.2 Compaction Behavioiur of Soils.

15.3 Control of Compaction.

15.4 Difficulties in Compacting Clays.

15.5 Compaction of Non-Plastic and Granular Materials.

Chapter 16: Special Soil Types.

16.1 General Comments.

16.2 Partially Saturated Soils.

16.3 Expansive or Swelling Clays.

16.4 Collapsing Soils.