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Introduction to Soil Mechanics

Bodó, Béla / Jones, Colin

Introduction to Soil Mechanics

August 2013
  • 608 pages
  • Softcover
  • English
ISBN: 978-0-470-65943-4
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Description

This book covers the basic principles of soil mechanics, illustrating why the properties of soil are important, the techniques used to understand and characterize soil behavior and how that knowledge is then applied in construction. The authors define and discuss the principles and concepts concisely, providing clear, detailed explanations, fully illustrated with diagrams, charts, graphs, and tables. With many practical, worked examples and end-of-chapter problems and coverage of Eurocode 7, Introduction to Soil Mechanics is an ideal starting point for the study of soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering.

About the author

Béla Bodó B.Sc., B.A., C.Eng., M.I.C.E, was born in Hungary and studied at Budapest Technical University, the University of London and the Open University. He developed his expertise in Soil Mechanics during his employment with British Rail and British Coal.

Colin Jones B.Sc, C. Eng., M.I.C.E, P.G.C.E, studied at the University of Dundee, and worked at British Coal where he and Béla were colleagues. He has recently retired from the University of Wales, Newport where he was Programme Director for the Civil Engineering provision, specializing in Soil Mechanics and Geotechnics.