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P. Purushothama Raj ... 880 pages - Publisher: Pearson; 2nd edition (July, 2013) ... Language: English - AmazonSIN: B00I962Z3C.

Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, 2nd edition Presents the principles of soil mechanics and foundation engineering in a simplified yet logical manner that assumes no prior knowledge of the subject. It includes all the relevant content required for a sound background in the subject, reinforcing theoretical aspects with comprehensive practical applications. Contents: chapter 1: soil formation and composition chapter 2: index properties of soils chapter 3: identification and classification of soils chapter 4: compaction of soils chapter 5: permeability and capillarity chapter 6: seepage chapter 7: stress and stress distribution in soil chapter 8: consolidation and consolidation settlement chapter 9: shear strength of soils chapter 10: laboratory measurement of soil properties chapter 11: lateral earth pressure chapter 12: earth- retaining structures chapter 13: stability of slopes chapter 14: bearing capacity of soils chapter 15: shallow foundations chapter 16: pile foundation chapter 17: drilled piers and caisson foundations chapter 18: ground investigation chapter 19: soil improvement chapter 20: embankment dams chapter 21: dynamic loading of soil chapter 22: environmental geotechnology chapter 23: introductory rock mechanics chapter 24: pavements.

Oasys Greta v19.3.5.0 [Size: 102 MB] ...
Oasys Greta is a tool for civil and geotechnical engineers that provides comprehensive stability analysis for gravity retaining walls, and forms part of our Geotechnical Suite Pro and Geotechnical Suite bundles.

For the stability analysis of gravity retaining wall design, Oasys Greta provides users with the ability to validate and standardise in-house calculations across projects.

Civil and geotechnical engineers responsible for routine gravity retaining wall design use Oasys Greta as it provides a validated, robust and user-friendly method of calculations, ensuring acceptable and appropriate QA and QC standards are met.

Oasys Safe v19.1.1.31 [Size: 69 MB] ... Solve your geotechnical problem with powerful two-dimensional geotechnical finite element design software. Whether you need to do two-dimensional finite element computations in plane stress, plane strain, or axial symmetry, Safe takes care of it. The smart geotechnical finite element analysis software identifies pore pressures and effective stresses separately and includes gravitational loads and initial stresses.

Features: Analysis of plane stress, plane strain or axially symmetric problems. General loading of linear elastic axisymmetric structures can be carried out using a Fourier series technique. + Linear or non-linear behaviour. + Gravity loading. + Pore pressures and effective stresses are identified separately, allowing computation for drained or undrained conditions, and time dependent consolidation. + Incremental loading and changes of material properties, permitting the formation of excavations, embankments etc. + Intermediate results can be stored and inspected before the problem is continued further. + Pressure (distributed) and line loading. + Fixed or spring restraints. + 8 noded quadrilateral elements. These can be curvilinear. + Consolidation problems. + Wells. + Seepage and flow. + Extensive graphical input options and in-built mesh generation facility.

Oasys Slope v21.0.40.0 [Size: 120.6 MB] ...
Oasys Slope is a tool for civil and geotechnical engineers which provides an easy and accurate way to study a slip surface, finding factors of safety against failure, and to check suggested improvements from reinforcement.

Slope is a core component of our Ground Movement Bundle and Geotechnical Suite, both in Pro and Basic versions. Oasys Slope empowers civil and geotechnical engineers to study and check their projects involving slope stability analyses, a key part of linear infrastructure design involving cuttings for permanent works, for example.

Oasys Slope empowers civil and geotechnical engineers to study and check their projects involving slope stability analyses, a key part of linear infrastructure design involving cuttings for permanent works, for example.

Civil and geotechnical engineers responsible for studying the global stability of reinforced earth structures, cuttings and more use Oasys Slope as it provides a validated, robust and user-friendly method of calculations, ensuring acceptable and appropriate QA and QC standards are met.

Oasys XDisp v20.2.3.0 [Size: 121 MB] ... Oasys XDisp Pro is used to undertake and produce building, utilities and rail damage assessments, can undertake a multi-stage construction analysis without the need for multiple models, and is a core component of the Ground Movement Bundle Pro and the Geotechnical Suite Pro.

Oasys XDisp Pro is used by geotechnical and civil engineers on projects that require the need to control, limit and mitigate excessive ground displacements which may have a detrimental effect on existing or future builds.

Geotechnical and civil engineers overseeing ground movement assessments such as part of linear infrastructure design use Oasys XDisp Pro as it provides a validated, robust and user-friendly method of calculations, ensuring acceptable and appropriate QA and QC standards are met.

Combined with Oasys PDisp, geotechnical engineers can undertake comprehensive building and utilities damage assessments, including multi-stage construction analysis.

PLAXIS 2D CONNECT Edition V22 Update 1 [Size: 2.4 GB] ... PLAXIS 2D is a powerful and user friendly finite element package intended for two-dimensional analysis of deformation and stability in geotechnical engineering and rock mechanics. PLAXIS is used worldwide by top engineering companies and institutions in the civil and geotechnical engineering industry. Applications range from excavations, embankment and foundations to tunnelling, mining and reservoir geomechanics.

PLAXIS is equipped with a broad range of advanced features to model a diverse range of geotechnical problems, all from within a single integrated software package. PLAXIS uses predefined structural elements and loading types in a CAD-like environment. This empowers the user with fast and efficient model creation, allowing more time to interpret the results.

Since PLAXIS V22 Update 1 also contains the new data structure of the material database and the more flexible and more robust way of handling project units introduced in the previous release, similar precautions apply with respect to V21 release compatibility. PLAXIS V22 Update 1 will be installed alongside PLAXIS V21, instead of overwriting it. Calculated V21 projects opened with this latest release will automatically be saved as a converted copy with the _converted suffix. After the conversion, remeshing and recalculation are required. In this case, the original V21 project will remain unchanged. For V21 projects that only have their geometry and/or some material sets defined and may be either meshed or not, these projects will be opened by V22 Update 1 without converting to a saved copy. The original V21 project would be overwritten upon saving.

The known issue that caused the assignment of the material factor labels to the material models parameters to be lost, when a V21 project containing Design Approaches is opened with V22 is now fixed in the latest release. Note that these converted projects are stored in the file format for PLAXIS V22 Update 1, this means that earlier versions of PLAXIS will not be able to open the converted project files. To continue using V21, users can just open the original V21 project.

Bentley PLAXIS 3D Ultimate v22 Update 1 22.01.00.452 [Size: 2.2 GB] ..
. PLAXIS is geotechnical analysis software with capabilities to solve common and complex geotechnical problems in soil and rock, including advanced analysis for excavations, foundations, tunnels, and other infrastructure projects.

Proven 3D Geotechnical Analysis: Trust the 3D geotechnical analysis that has proven to be robust and reliable in settlement, stress, and safety analysis for more than 25 years.

Comprehensive Soil Material Library: Use a comprehensive soil material library to accurately model the behavior of more than 40 materials, ranging from soft soil to hard rock.

Complex Dynamic Analysis: Conduct dynamic analysis to analyze the effects of man-made or natural seismic vibration in soil or structures.

PLAXIS LE CONNECT Edition V21 Update 5 [Size: 1.0 GB] ... The PLAXIS development team is pleased to announce the availability of PLAXIS LE CONNECT Edition V21 Update 5 (21.05.00.043). This software helps you efficiently manage complex geotechnical projects with multiple scenarios. PLAXIS LE can be used for projects involving engineering analysis of slope stability, groundwater flow, consolidation, or a combination of these complex scenarios. PLAXIS 2D LE (formerly 2D SVSLOPE, 2D SVFLUX, 2D SVSOLID, SV SOILS, and SVSOILS Advanced) covers your 2D workflows. PLAXIS 3D LE (formerly 2D/3D SVSLOPE, 2D/3D SVSLOPE Advanced, 2D/3D SVFLUX, 2D/3D SVSOLID, and 2D/3D SVSOLID Advanced) supports your 3D workflows.

With PLAXIS LE, users can reliably complete numerous limit-equilibrium slope stability models with intuitive workflows and fast analysis. Advance your digital workflows with the ability to design 3D geometry and analyze both 2D and 3D scenarios in a single application. Efficiently represent materials spatially with various methods, and use the SOILVISION Soils Database for resourceful material management.

António Campos e Matos, Luís Ribeiro e Sousa, Johannes Kleberger, Paulo Lopes Pinto ... 202 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; (June, 2006) - Language:‎ English - ISBN-10: 0415400058 - ISBN-13:‎ 978-0415400053.

Tunnels have a high degree of risk that needs to be assessed and managed. Underground works intersect and interact with natural materials, incorporating their characteristics as structural components of their own stability. For this reason geotechnical risk analyses are implemented at all phases of tunnel construction, from design through to post-construction maintenance. Analysis of geotechnical risk involves a group of studies which lead to the identification and evaluation of the potential probability of error and the consequences of its occurrence. This volume considers construction and safety, financing and control, and exploration and maintenance. Eminent specialists discuss risk assessment and management, based both on advanced theoretical concepts and on practical experience. The book is of interest to a wide range of professionals involved in planning, construction and management of tunnels: entrepreneurs, designers, consultants and contractors.

Jeffrey C. Evans, Michael A. Malusis ... 576 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; (March, 2017) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0415695155 - ISBN-13: 978-0415695152.

Ground improvement has been one of the most dynamic and rapidly evolving areas of geotechnical engineering over the past forty years. Moreover, increasing development of sites with marginal soils has made ground improvement an increasingly important core component of geotechnical engineering curricula. This textbook addresses the latest and most effective techniques for ground improvement, at a level designed for undergraduate and graduate-level university students and practitioners seeking fundamental background in these techniques. Thus, Fundamentals of Ground Improvement Engineering is for students and professionals. The book is written to, first, broadly introduce key ground improvement methods and, second, to provide readers with a thorough understanding of the theory, design principles, and construction approaches that underpin each method. Major topic areas covered include compaction, grouting, vibratory methods, soil mixing, stabilization and solidification, cut-off walls, dewatering, consolidation, geosynthetics, and earth retention. The book contains numerous problems and worked examples, and is well illustrated with photographs, schematics, charts and graphs.The rich companion website provides instructor resources and videos of the techniques, which are useful for students and for professionals to show clients.

M. S. Rahman, M. B. Can Ülker ... 506 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; (September, 2018) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 149877167X - ISBN-13: 978-1498771672.

Modeling and computing is becoming an essential part of the analysis and design of an engineered system. This is also true of "geotechnical systems", such as soil foundations, earth dams and other soil-structure systems. The general goal of modeling and computing is to predict and understand the behaviour of the system subjected to a variety of possible conditions/scenarios (with respect to both external stimuli and system parameters), which provides the basis for a rational design of the system. The essence of this is to predict the response of the system to a set of external forces. The modelling and computing essentially involve the following three phases: (a) Idealization of the actual physical problem, (b) Formulation of a mathematical model represented by a set of equations governing the response of the system, and (c) Solution of the governing equations (often requiring numerical methods) and graphical representation of the numerical results. This book will introduce these phases.

Anjan Patel ... 191 pages ... Language: English - Publisher:‎ Woodhead Publishing; (January, 2019).

Geotechnical Investigation and Improvement of Ground Conditions covers practical information on ground improvement and site investigation, considering rock properties and engineering geology and its relation to construction. The book covers geotechnical investigation for construction projects, including classic case studies with geotechnical significance. Additional sections cover soil compaction, soil stabilization, drainage and dewatering, grouting methods, the stone column method, geotextiles, fabrics and earth reinforcement, miscellaneous methods and tools for ground improvement, geotechnical investigation for construction projects, and forensic geotechnical engineering. Final sections present a series of site-specific case studies.

Dedicated to ground improvement techniques and geotechnical site investigation + Provides practical guidance on site-specific geotechnical investigation and the subsequent interpretation of data + Presents site-specific case studies with geotechnical significance + Includes site investigation of soils and rocks + Gives field-oriented information and guidance.

Andrew Lees ... 320 pages - Publisher: ICE Publishing; (November, 2016) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0727760874 - ISBN-13: 978-0727760876.

Geotechnical Finite Element Analysis provides the latest practical guidance and comprehensive explanations of using Finite Element Analysis (FEA) in geotechnical design from planning an analysis through to results validation and reporting. This highly illustrated guide expands on the practical benefits of FEA, such as a faster and less expensive design cycle, increased productivity, and increased revenue, and explains the decisions that need to be made at each stage Finite Element Design of Geotechnical Structures: Features as the first practical and internationally-applicable guidebook for practitioners in this technically challenging but rapidly growing field Works as a reference tool for competent FEA users by providing quick explanations of complex issues Includes detailed guidance on using FEA together with Eurocode 7 Clarifies the factors to consider when selecting from the various constitutive models Attests as a training aid, facilitated by complete worked examples Geotechnical Finite Element Analysis aims to provide all the essential, practical learning material in one place. As a practical guide, textbook, reference tool and training tool, it is aimed at practicing structural engineers, those undergoing training in geotechnical FEA, design practice and those performing geotechnical FEA in design.

L. R. Anderson, N. Miura, A. S. Balasubramaniam, D. T. Bergado ... 427 pages - Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers; (May; 1996) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0784401519 - ISBN-13: 978-0784401514.

The presence of thick deposits of soft clay combined with the effects of ground subsidence cause problems for engineering constructions for lowland areas such as the Central Plain (Chao Phraya) of Thailand. The ground subsidence is caused by the excessive extraction of ground water. To mitigate such natural geological hazards, different soil/ground improvement methods have been studied, namely: mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) embankments, granular or sand compaction piles, vertical drains, and the lime/cement deep mixing method. In view of their proven performance, durability, constructibility, short time schedule, and low costs, mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) or earth reinforcement techniques seem to be very suitable and favorable above-ground soil improvement methods of embankment fills on subsiding ground. This method can be most appropriately combined with the various belowground improvement techniques such as vertical drains, sand compaction piles, and the lime/cement deep mixing method. Thus, the combined above-ground soil improvement with below-ground subsoil improvement schemes can be a viable alternative to the existing method of supporting earth embankments and landfills with precast concrete piles, which may prove detrimental and more expensive in a subsiding environment.

Wengang Zhang ... 240 pages - Publisher: Springer; (April, 2019) ... Language: English - AmazonSIN: B07R93QW6S.

This book presents the application of a comparatively simple nonparametric regression algorithm, known as the multivariate adaptive regression splines (MARS) surrogate model, which can be used to approximate the relationship between the inputs and outputs, and express that relationship mathematically. The book first describes the MARS algorithm, then highlights a number of geotechnical applications with multivariate big data sets to explore the approach’s generalization capabilities and accuracy. As such, it offers a valuable resource for all geotechnical researchers, engineers, and general readers interested in big data analysis.

I. M. Idriss, R. W. Boulanger ... 262 pages - Publisher: Earthquake Engineering Research Institute; (September, 2008) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 193288436X - ISBN-13: 978-1932884364.

This monograph updates a subject area covered in the 1982 classic text used around the world, Ground Motions and Soil Liquefaction During Earthquakes, by H. Bolton Seed and I.M. Idriss. The new publication will fill a need for a thorough synthesis in one accessible resource for students, practicing engineers, and other professionals of progress in the study of liquefaction since 1982. The following areas are covered: Fundamentals of liquefaction behavior: a framework for a common understanding of the development and limitations of various engineering analytical procedures. Liquefaction triggering analysis: methods for evaluating the potential for liquefaction triggering. Consequences and mitigation of liquefaction: examples of lateral spreading and post-liquefaction settlement analyses, the use of factors of safety in engineering practice, mitigation strategies, and methods for ground improvement. Cyclic softening of saturated clays: engineering procedures for evaluating the potential performance of cohesive fine-grained soils. Three of the 136 figures are in color, illustrating comparisons of liquefaction analysis procedures.

C.N.V. Satyanarayana Reddy, K. Muthukkumaran, Neelima Satyam, Ravikiran Vaidya ... 1284 pages - Language: ‎English - Publisher: Springer; (September, 2021) - ASIN: B09H6MC8XM.


This book comprises the select proceedings of the Indian Geotechnical Conference (IGC) 2020. The contents focus on recent developments in geotechnical engineering for a sustainable tomorrow. The book covers the topics related to traditional and latest methods in characterisation of ground at construction sites, recent technological developments/ advances in design of shallow and deep foundations in different subsoil conditions.

Nagaratnam Sivakugan ... Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; (July, 2021) - Language: ‎English - ‎640 pages - ISBN-10: ‎1260468488 - ISBN-13: ‎978-1260468489.

Learn the basics of soil mechanics and foundation engineering: This hands-on guide shows, step by step, how soil mechanics principles can be applied to solve geotechnical and foundation engineering problems. Presented in a straightforward, engaging style by an experienced PE, Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering: Fundamentals and Applications starts with the basics, assuming no prior knowledge, and gradually proceeds to more advanced topics. You will get rich illustrations, worked-out examples, and real-world case studies that help you absorb the critical points in a short time.

Coverage includes: Phase relations + Soil classification + Compaction + Effective stresses + Permeability and seepage + Vertical stresses under loaded areas + Consolidation + Shear strength + Lateral earth pressures + Site investigation + Shallow and deep foundations + Earth retaining structures + Slope stability + Reliability-based design

Bernardo Caicedo ... 460 pages - Language: English - Publisher: ‎CRC Press; (November, 2018).


At first glance, roads seem like the simplest possible geotechnical structures. However, analysis of these structures runs up against complexities related to the intense stresses experienced by road surfaces, their intense interaction with climate, and the complicated behavior of the materials used in road construction.

Modern mechanistic approaches to road design provide the tools capable of developing new technical solutions. However, use of these approaches requires deep understanding of the behavior of constituent materials and their interaction with water and heat which has recently been acquired thanks to advances in geotechnical engineering. The author comprehensively describes and explains these advances and their use in road engineering in the two-volume set Geotechnics of Roads, compiling information that had hitherto only been available in numerous research papers.

Geotechnics of Roads: Fundamentals presents stresses and strains in road structures, water and heat migration within and between layers of road materials, and the effects of water on the strength and stiffness of those materials. It includes a deep analysis of soil compaction, one of the most important issues in road construction. Compaction accounts for only a small proportion of a construction budget but its effects on the long-term performance of a road are decisive. In addition, the book describes methodologies for nondestructive road evaluation including analysis of continuous compaction control, a powerful technique for real-time quality control of road structures.

Bashir Ahmed Mir ... 502 pages - Language: ‎English - Publisher: ‎CRC Press; (October, 2021).


Manual of Geotechnical Laboratory Soil Testing covers physical, index, and engineering properties of soils, including compaction characteristics (optimum moisture content), permeability (coefficient of hydraulic conductivity), compressibility characteristics, and shear strength (cohesion intercept and angle of internal friction). Further, this manual covers data collection, analysis, computations, additional considerations, sources of error, precautionary measures, and the presentation results along with well-defined illustrations for each of the listed tests. Each test is based on relevant standards with pertinent references, broadly aimed at geotechnical design applications.

FEATURES: Provides fundamental coverage of elementary-level laboratory characterization of soils + Describes objectives, basic concepts, general understanding, and appreciation of the geotechnical principles for determination of physical, index, and engineering properties of soil materials + Presents the step-by-step procedures for various tests based on relevant standards + Interprets soil analytical data and illustrates empirical relationship between various soil properties + Includes observation data sheet and analysis, results and discussions, and applications of test results.

This manual is aimed at undergraduates, senior undergraduates, and researchers in geotechnical and civil engineering.

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