Craig's Soil Mechanics, Eighth Edition

Jonathan Knappett, R.F. Craig

February 9, 2012 by CRC Press
Textbook - 584 Pages
ISBN 9780415561259 - CAT# Y105175

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Features

  • Updated information in line with Eurocode 7
  • Spreadsheets for calculations and design examples
  • Case studies, problems, and worked examples
  • Restructured into two major sections: basic concepts and theory, and design
  • Coverage of limit analysis techniques, in situ testing, and foundation systems
  • Additional material on seepage, soil stiffness, the critical state concept, and foundation design
  • Enhanced pedagogy, including a comprehensive glossary, learning outcomes, summaries, and visual examples of real-life engineering equipment
  • An extensive companion website comprising innovative spreadsheet tools for tackling complex problems, digital datasets to accompany worked examples and problems, a password-protected solutions manual for lecturers covering the end-of-chapter problems, weblinks, extended case studies, and more

Pedagogical Features

  • Learning outcomes and chapter summaries to give each chapter a clear storyline
  • Glossary of terms, with the first use of each term in the text highlighted in bold
  • Worked examples identified with grey tinted boxes
  • Further reading lists at the end of each chapter, annotated for students
  • End-of-chapter questions for students

New Companion Website

  • Excel resources: simple but enlightening spreadsheets allowing students to enter their own data and see the effects of different soil parameters on foundations and structures
  • Additional materials including digital datasets, worked examples, and extended case studies
  • Glossary flashcards
  • Separate password-protected downloadable solutions manual (giving the full worked solutions to the end-of-chapter questions) for lecturers
  • All figures from the book available for instructors to download
  • Useful weblinks, directing you to a host of further online resources on each topic

Solutions manual available upon qualifying course adoption

Summary

Now in its eighth edition, this bestselling text continues to blend clarity of explanation with depth of coverage to present students with the fundamental principles of soil mechanics. From the foundations of the subject through to its application in practice, Craig’s Soil Mechanics provides an indispensable companion to undergraduate courses and beyond.

New to this edition:

  • Rewritten throughout in line with Eurocode 7, with reference to other international standards
  • Restructured into two major sections dealing with the basic concepts and theories in soil mechanics and the application of these concepts within geotechnical engineering design
  • New topics include limit analysis techniques, in-situ testing, and foundation systems
  • Additional material on seepage, soil stiffness, the critical state concept, and foundation design
  • Enhanced pedagogy including a comprehensive glossary, learning outcomes, summaries, and visual examples of real-life engineering equipment

Also new to this edition is an extensive companion website comprising innovative spreadsheet tools for tackling complex problems, digital datasets to accompany worked examples and problems, a password-protected solutions manual for lecturers covering the end-of-chapter problems, weblinks, extended case studies, and more.

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