Geotechnical Engineering Handbook – This one-of-a-kind, definitive reference offers expansive coverage of geotechnical engineering for civil engineering professionals. Each of the 15 chapters is the work of an engineering expert — putting at your disposal a vast source of engineering experience.
The Geotechnical Engineering Handbook brings together essential information related to the evaluation of engineering properties of soils, design of foundations such as spread footings, mat foundations, piles, and drilled shafts, and fundamental principles of analyzing the stability of slopes and embankments, retaining walls, and other earth-retaining structures.
The Handbook also covers soil dynamics and foundation vibration to analyze the behavior of foundations subjected to cyclic vertical, sliding and rocking excitations, environmental geotechnology, and foundations for railroad beds. Comprehensive coverage, logical organization, and clear discussions make this the tool of choice for both experienced engineers and those just embarking on their careers.
From the Author
Dr. Braja M. Das, Professor and Dean Emeritus, California State University, Sacramento, is presently a Geotechnical Consulting Engineer in the State of Nevada. He earned his M.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Iowa and Ph.D. in Geotechnical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers and is a registered professional engineer.
He is the author of geotechnical engineering texts and reference books including Principles of Geotechnical Engineering, Principles of Foundation Engineering, Fundamentals of Geotechnical Engineering, and Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering. Dr. Das has served on the editorial boards of several international journals and is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering. He has authored more than 250 technical papers in the area of geotechnical engineering.