B. C. Punmia, Ashok Kumar Jain, A. K. Jain ... 940 pages - Publisher: Laxmi Publications; 17th edition (December, 2005) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 8170087910 - ISBN-13: 978-8170087915 ...

Soil Mechanics And Foundations is written especially for students pursuing civil engineering. It provides a comprehensive understanding of soil characteristics and properties. It even contains experiments to help students gain a practical insight into soil mechanics. With all structures having earth as its common foundation, its essential that students of civil engineering understand this main component. A safe structure can only be built when there is thorough knowledge of its foundation. This book contains 34 chapters and covers topics like Clay Mineralogy, Well Hydraulics, Stress Distribution, Compaction, Stability of Slopes, Well, Pile and Machine Foundations, Bulkheads and Cofferdams, Stabilisation of Soils, Permeability, and more. It explains in detail about Elements of Elasticity, Earth Pressure, Bearing Capacity, and Shear Strength. The book also contains 21 lab experiments.

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