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Soil Mechanics


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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 Index

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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