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Soil Mechanics


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Table of Contents

Part I Introduction

Chapter 1 Soil Problems in Civil Engineering

Chapter 2 A Preview of Soil Behavior

Part II The Nature of Soil

Chapter 3 Description of an Assemblage of Particles

Chapter 4 Description of an Individual Soil Particle

Chapter 5 Normal Stress between Soil Particles

Chapter 6 Shear Resistance between Soil Particles

Chapter 7 Soil Formation

Part III Dry Soil

Chapter 8 Stresses within a Soil Mass

Chapter 9 Tests to Measure Stress-Strain Properties

Chapter 10 General Aspects of Stress-Strain Behavior

Chapter 11 Shear Strength of Cohesionless Soil

Chapter 12 Stress-Strain Relationships

Chapter 13 Earth Retaining Structures and Slopes

Chapter 14 Shallow Foundations

Chapter 15 Dynamic Loading of Soil

Part IV Soil with Water—No Flow or Steady Flow

Chapter 16 Effective Stress Concept

Chapter 17 One-Dimensional Fluid Flow

Chapter 18 Two-Dimensional Fluid Flow

Chapter 19 Soil Permeability and Filter Requirements

Chapter 20 General Aspects of Drained Stress-Strain Behavior

Chapter 21 Drained Shear Strength

Chapter 22 Stress-Strain Relations for Drained Conditions

Chapter 23 Earth Retaining Structures with Drained Conditions

Chapter 24 Earth Slopes with Drained Conditions

Chapter 25 Shallow Foundations with Drained Conditions

Part V Soil with Water—Transient Flow

Chapter 26 Pore Pressures Developed During Undrained Loading

Chapter 27 Consolidation Theory

Chapter 28 Drained and Undrained Stress-Strain Behavior

Chapter 29 Undrained Shear Strength

Chapter 30 Stress-Strain Relations for Undrained Conditions

Chapter 31 Earth Retaining Structures and Earth Slopes with Undrained Conditions

Chapter 32 Shallow Foundations with Undrained Conditions

Chapter 33 Deep Foundations

Chapter 34 The Improvement of Soil

Appendix A Symbols

Appendix B Conversion

Appendix C References


About the Author

Thomas William Lambe was an American geotechnical engineer and an emeritus professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Lambe studied civil engineering at North Carolina State, receiving his bachelor's degree in 1942. He studied at MIT starting in 1943, working with Donald Wood Taylor in 1948.

Robert V. Whitman is the author of Soil Mechanics, published by Wiley.

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