Publisher description for Craig's soil mechanics / R.F. Craig.


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This is the seventh edition of the best selling text Soil Mechanics, widely praised for its clarity, depth of explanation and extensive coverage.\~\~As with previous editions, it presents the fundamental principles of soil mechanics and illustrates how they are\~applied in practical situations.\~\~Worked examples throughout the book reinforce the explanations and a range of problems for the reader to solve provides further learning opportunities.

Soil Mechanics assembles all the essential elements of an undergraduate course, leading from the properties of soils and basic theory through to practical applications such as retaining structures and foundations.\~\~Both the traditional and limit state methods of design are included, some of the concepts of geotechnical engineering are introduced and the different types of field instrumentation are described. Case studies provide the essential features of 10 geotechnical projects and the differences between prediction and performance are illustrated and discussed.




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Soil mechanics.