The book exhaustively deals with the fundamental principles of soil mechanics.
New concepts such as the Critical-State Concept, Three-Dimensional Consolidition and Stress Path Method are discussed.
It will serve the needs of students of civil engineering.
Concepts are developed systematically. A large number of graded numerical examples and solutions are included. The book broadly deals with:Basic terminology and interrelations. Index properties of soils. Soil classification systems. Soil water and effective stress. Permeability. Seepage analysis. Stress distribution in soil mass. Compaction. Consolidation. Shear strength of soils. Lateral earth pressure and earth retaining structures. Stability of slopes.