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Soil Mechanics in Engineering Practice


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PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF SOILS. Index Properties of Soils. Soil Exploration. Hydraulic and Mechanical Properties of Soils. THEORETICAL SOIL MECHANICS. Hydraulics of Soils. Plastic Equilibrium in Soils. Settlement and Contact Pressure. PROBLEMS OF DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION. Ground Improvement. Earth Pressure and Stability of Slopes. Foundations. Settlement Due to Extraneous Causes. Dams and Dam Foundations. References. Indexes.

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Karl von Terzaghi was an Austrian civil engineer, geotechnical engineer and geologist known as the "father of soil mechanics". Dr. Ralph Brazelton Peck was an eminent civil engineer specializing in soil mechanics. He was awarded the National Medal of Science in 1975 "for his development of the science and art of subsurface.

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