Table of contents for Soils and foundations / Cheng Liu, Jack B. Evett.

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CONTENTS 
Preface 
ix 
1 
Formation of Natural Soil Deposits 
1 
1?1 
Introduction 
1 
1?2 
Rocks?The Sources of Soils 
1 
1?3 
Rock Weathering and Soil Formation 
3 
1?4 
Soil Deposits 
4 
2 
Engineering Properties of Soils 
9 
2?1 
Soil Types 
9 
2?2 
Grain-Size Analysis and Atterberg Limits 
10 
2?3 
Soil Classification Systems 
19 
2?4 
Components of Soils 
30 
2?5 
Weight/Mass and Volume Relationships 
30 
2?6 
Permeability, Capillarity, and Frost Heave 
38 
2?7 
Compressibility 
39 
2?8 
Shear Strength 
40 
2?9 
Compactness?Relative Density 
41 
2?10 
Problems 
42 
3 
Soil Exploration 
45 
3?1 
Introduction 
45 
3?2 
Reconnaissance 
45 
3?3 
Steps of Soil Exploration 
46 
3?4 
Groundwater Table 
56 
3?5 
Standard Penetration Test (ASTM D 1586) 
56 
3?6 
Cone Penetration Test (ASTM D 3441 
AND D 5778) 
62 
3?7 
Vane Test 
68 
3?8 
Geophysical Methods of Soil Exploration 
70 
3?9 
Record of Soil Exploration 
78 
3?10 
Conclusion 
80 
3?11 
Problems 
80 
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Contents 
4 Soil Compaction and Stabilization 
4?1 
Definition and Purpose of Compaction 83 
4?2 
Laboratory Compaction Tests (ASTM D 698 
and D 1557) 84 
4?3 
Factors Affecting Compaction of Soil 
88 
4?4 
Field Compaction 92 
4?5 
Dynamic Compaction 95 
4?6 
In-Place Soil Unit Weight Test 98 
4?7 
Field Control of Compaction 105 
4?8 
Soil Stabilization 108 
4?9 
Problems 111 
5	Water in Soil 113 
5?1 Introduction 113 
5?2 Flow of Water in Soils 113 
5?3 Capillary Rise in Soils 129 
5?4 Frost Action in Soils 132 
5?5 Flow Nets and Seepage 132 
5?6 Problems 138 
6	Stress Distribution in Soil 143 
6?1 Introduction 143 6?2 Vertical Pressure Below a Concentrated Load 143 6?3 
Vertical Pressure Below a Loaded Surface Area 
 (Uniform Load) 148 
6?4 Problems 168 
7	Consolidation of Soil and Settlement of Structures 171 
7?1 Introduction 171 7?2 Immediate Settlement of Loads on Clay 173 7?3 
Consolidation Test 175 7?4 Normally Consolidated Clay 185 7?5 Overconsolidated 
Clay 188 7?6 Field Consolidation Line 189 7?7 Settlement of Loads on Clay Due to 
Primary 
Consolidation 193 
 
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Contents 
v 
7?8 
Settlement of Loads on Clay Due to Secondary 
Compression 
210 
7?9 
Settlement of Loads on Sand 
214 
7?10 
Problems 
222 
8 
Shear Strength of Soil 
227 
8?1 
Introduction 
227 
8?2 
Methods of Investigating Shear Strength 
228 
8?3 
Characteristics of the Failure Plane 
242 
8?4 
Shear Strength of Cohesionless Soils 
248 
8?5 
Shear Strength of Cohesive Soils 
248 
8?6 
Problems 
255 
9 
Shallow Foundations 
257 
9?1 
Introduction 
257 
9?2 
Loads on Foundations 
258 
9?3 
Depth and Location of Foundations 
261 
9?4 
Bearing Capacity Analysis 
264 
9?5 
Size of Footings 
288 
9?6 
Contact Pressure 
293 
9?7 
Total and Differential Settlement 
305 
9?8 
Structural Design of Footings 
305 
9?9 
Problems 
306 
10 
Pile Foundations 
311 
10?1 
Introduction 
311 
10?2 
Types of Piles 
311 
10?3 
Length of Piles 
313 
10?4 
Pile Capacity 
313 
10?5 
Pile-Driving Formulas 
330 
10?6 
Pile Load Tests 
334 
10?7 
Negative Skin Friction (Down Drag) 
339 
10?8 
Pile Groups and Spacing of Piles 
339 
10?9 
Efficiency of Pile Groups 
339 
10?10 
Distribution of Loads in Pile Groups 
346 
10?11 
Settlement of Pile Foundations 
349 
10?12 
Construction of Pile Foundations 
353 
10?13 
Problems 
357 
 
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Contents 
11 Drilled Shaft Foundations 
11?1 
Introduction 365 
11?2 
Bearing Capacity of Drilled Shafts 366 
11?3 
Settlement of Drilled Shafts 371 
11?4 
Construction and Inspection of Drilled Shafts 
372 
11?5 
Problems 373 
12 Lateral Earth Pressure 375 
12?1 Introduction 375 12?2 Earth Pressure at Rest 376 12?3 Rankine Earth 
Pressures 383 12?4 Coulomb Earth Pressures 390 12?5 Effects of a Surcharge 
Load upon Active Thrust 396 12?6 Culmann?s Graphic Solution 398 12?7 Design 
Considerations for Retaining Walls 404 12?8 Lateral Earth Pressure on Braced 
Sheetings 406 
12?9 Problems 410 
13 Retaining Structures 
13?1 
Introduction 413 
13?2 
Retaining Walls 413 
13?3 
Earth Pressure Computation 
13?4 
Stability Analysis 415 
13?5 
Backfill Drainage 427 
13?6 
Settlement and Tilting 429 
13?7 
Reinforced Earth Walls 429 
13?8 
Slurry Trench Walls 434 
13?9 
Anchored Bulkheads 435 
13?
10 
Problems 441 
14 Stability Analysis of Slopes 
14?1 Introduction 445 
413 
415 
445 
14?2 
Analysis of a Mass Resting on an Inclined Layer of 
Impermeable Soil 
445 
14?3 
Slopes in Homogeneous Cohesionless Soils 
(c 0, 0) 
449 
14?4 
Slopes in Homogeneous Soils Possessing Cohesion 
(c 0, 0, and c 0, 0) 
449 
 
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Contents 
vii 
14?5 
Method of Slices 
463 
14?6 
Problems 
470 
Answers to Selected Problems 
473 
Appendix: Conversion Factors 
475 
References Cited 
477 
Index 
481 
 
 
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Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Soil mechanics.
Foundations.