viernes, 12 de agosto de 2016

Soil engineering, Third Edition – Merlin G. Spangler y Richard L. Handy

While this edition differs from the two previous editions in several respects, including the addition of a second author, the objective remains the same: to present the material simply, and to direct it toward the undergraduate level of instruction and the beginner in this field.

The scope of the book has been expanded into geotechnical areas to offer an introductory appreciation of landforms, weathering, and clay mineralogy in relation to soil occurrences, properties, and uses. This approach derives from a concept developed some years ago by the authors and their associates at that time, Dr. T. Y. Chu, Professor W. W. Wil­liams, and the late Dr. D. T. Davidson: that every soil has a past, a pres­ent, and a future, each stage depending on those preceding. The concept may be further elaborated by dividing the history of a soil into a geological past during which the rocks and sediments were formed, and a pedagogical past whereby these were weathered into soils. History determines the present composition of the soil—its structure, particle sizes, mineral­ogy, etc., which in turn determine its present engineering properties such as strength, compressibility, and plasticity. These latter directly influence the usefulness of the soil in engineering.

In our own experience we have found that information ordered within this past-present-future framework becomes more understandable and is more easily remembered. The facts about the origin and mineral­ogy of a soil frequently suggest potential problems and indicate which engineering tests should be pertinent. Insufficient recognition of what are important facts can easily lead to stupid blunders, with costs measured in thousands of dollars and sometimes tens or hundreds of lives. In some countries the authors of such blunders have been found criminally liable, a rather sobering thought when one considers the extreme variability of soil as an engineering material.


Preface to the Third Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. The Soil Profiie
Chapter 3. Airphoto Interpretation of Soils
Chapter 4. The Nature of Soil Constituents
Chapter 5. Soil Reconnaissance and Geophysical Surveys
Chapter 6. Test Borings
Chapter 7. Gradation, Texture, and Structure
Chapter 8. Soil Density and Compaction
Chapter 9. Soil Water
Chapter 10. Capillary Water
Chapter 11. Gravitational Water and Seepage
Chapter 12. Flow Nets and Seepage Forces
Chapter 13. Soil-Water Consistency
Chapter 14. Engineering Soil Classification
Chapter 15. Frost Action in Soil
Chapter 16. Granular Soil Stabilization
Chapter 17. Stress Distribution in Soil
Chapter 18. Consolidation and Settlement of Structures
Chapter 19. Shearing Resistance and Strength
Chapter 20. Stability of Slopes
Chapter 21. Embankments, Levees, Earth Dams
Chapter 22. Pressure on Retaining Walls
Chapter 23. Bearing Capacity
Chapter 24. Piles and Pile-Driving Formulas
Chapter 25. Loads on Underground Conduits
Chapter 26. Supporting Strength of Underground Conduits

Descargar / Download / Bajar 
1Fichier | Solidfiles

Descargar Libros de Ingeniería Gratis
Descargar PDF

No hay comentarios.:

Publicar un comentario