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Soil Mechanics (4th Edition)

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Pages: 584
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Paperback - 9781137512208

03 November 2017

$71.99

Ebook - 9781137512215

16 September 2017

$57.99

Ebook - 9781137512222

12 June 2016

$79.99

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Now in its fourth edition, this popular textbook provides students with a clear understanding of the nature of soil and its behaviour, offering an insight into the application of principles to engineering solutions. It...

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Now in its fourth edition, this popular textbook provides students with a clear understanding of the nature of soil and its behaviour, offering an insight into the application of principles to engineering solutions. It clearly relates theory to practice using a wide-range of case studies, and dozens of worked examples to show students how to tackle specific problems. A comprehensive companion website offers worked solutions to the exercises in the book, video interviews with practising engineers and a lecturer testbank.

With its comprehensive coverage and accessible writing style, this book is ideal for students of all levels on courses in geotechnical engineering, civil engineering, highway engineering, environmental engineering and environmental management, and is also a handy guide for practitioners. 

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  • A well-respected and accessible core textbook
  • Thoroughly revised including new case studies
  • Over 100 worked examples give an insight into how engineers tackle specific problems
  • Online videos with practising engineers, with questions integrated into the text
  • Testbank questions available for lecturers through our companion website
  • Photographs and clear diagrams throughout illustrate key aspects of soil mechanics

 







  • Brand-new case studies from around the world, demonstrating real-life situations and solutions
  • Over 100 worked examples, giving an insight into how engineers tackle specific problems
  • A companion website providing an integrated series of video interviews with practising engineers
  • An extensive online testbank of questions for lecturers to use alongside the book




1. Soil Formation and Nature
2. Soil Description and Classification
3. Permeability and Seepage
4. Effective Stress and Pore Pressure
5. Contact Pressure and Stress Distribution
6. Compressibility and Consolidation
7. Shear Strength
8. Shallow Foundations – Stability
9. Shallow Foundations – Settlements
10. Pile Foundations
11. Lateral Earth Pressures and Retaining Structures
12. Slope Stability
13. Earthworks and Soil Compaction
14. Site Investigation.

  • Geotechnical Ambassadors videos - watch young engineers talk about their career paths, projects they have worked on, and advice for current students, plus laboratory test work
  • Additional Geotechnical Eurocodes chapter
  • Answers to exercises and fully worked solutions
Please visit the companion website at: www.macmillanihe.com/companion/Barnes-Soil-Mechanics-4e/ or click through from Further Actions above.

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Graham Barnes is an Independent Consultant and Researcher, whose industrial experience includes working for site investigation and civil engineering contractors, and consulting engineers. He has taught soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering at Higher National, degree and postgraduate level.

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Graham Barnes is an Independent Consultant and Researcher, whose industrial experience includes working for site investigation and civil engineering contractors, and consulting engineers. He has taught soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering at Higher National, degree and postgraduate level.

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