Soil Mechanics: Calculations, Principles, And Methods by Victor KaliakinSoil Mechanics: Calculations, Principles, And Methods by Victor Kaliakin

Soil Mechanics: Calculations, Principles, And Methods

byVictor Kaliakin

Paperback | January 27, 2017

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Soil Mechanics: Calculations, Principles, and Methodsprovides expert insights into the nature of soil mechanics through the use of calculation and problem-solving techniques. This informed reference begins with basic principles and calculations, illustrating physical meanings of the unit weight of soil, specific gravity, water content, void ratio, porosity, saturation, and their typical values.

This is followed by calculations that illustrate the need for soil identification, classification, and ways to obtain soil particle size distribution, including sizes smaller than 0.075mm, performance, and the use of liquid and plastic limit tests. The book goes on to provide expert coverage regarding the use of soil identification and classification systems (both Unified Soil Classification System and AASHTO), and also includes applications concerning soil compaction and field applications, hydraulic conductivity and seepage, soil compressibility and field application, and shear strength and field application.



  • Presents common methods used for calculating soil relationships
  • Covers soil compressibility and field application and calculations
  • Includes soil compaction and field application calculations
  • Provides shear strength and field application calculations
  • Includes hydraulic conductivity and seepage calculations
Prof. Kaliakin is a Professor in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of Delaware, where he has been on the faculty since 1990. His expertise is in the constitutive modelling of geomaterials and polymeric reinforcement, and in computational geomechanics. For the last 30 years he has performed research r...
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Title:Soil Mechanics: Calculations, Principles, And MethodsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:462 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:January 27, 2017Publisher:Butterworth (trade)Language:English

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ISBN - 10:0128044918

ISBN - 13:9780128044919

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Example Problems Involving Phase Relations for Soils

Chapter 2. Example Problems Related to Soil Identification and Classification

Chapter 3. Example Problems Related to Compaction of Soils

Chapter 4. Stresses, Strains, and Elastic Response of Soils

Chapter 5. Example Problems Involving In Situ Stresses Under Hydrostatic Conditions

Chapter 6. Example Problems Involving One-Dimensional Fluid Flow in Soils

Chapter 7. Example Problems Involving Two-Dimensional Fluid Flow in Soils

Chapter 8. Example Problems Related to Compressibility and Settlement of Soils

Chapter 9. Example Problems Related to Time Rate of Consolidation

Chapter 10. Example Problems Related to Shear Strength of Soils