Fundamentals of Soil Behavior, Third Edition

  • 16h 4m
  • James K. Mitchell, Kenichi Soga
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2005

The improved, new edition of the classic book on the physical properties of soil

Fundamentals of Soil Behavior, Third Edition is the thoroughly updated, expanded, and revised edition of this highly distinguished publication in geotechnical engineering. Filled with useful tables and graphs illustrating correlations among composition, classification, state, and static and dynamic properties, this Third Edition continues the tradition of providing the latest information on the physical properties of soil and the fundamentals of its behavior over time.

Students and busy professionals will connect with this new edition's timesaving, streamlined format and its greater emphasis on practical exercise problems involving advanced concepts of soil behavior. Other must-read features of this Third Edition include:

  • New, expanded material on micro-mechanical behavior at the particulate level and its influences on engineering properties at the macro-scale
  • A new chapter on time effects on soil deformation at different stress and strain levels
  • New coverage of such important topics as environmental geotechnics, biological influences on soil behavior, soil fracturing, the effects of time, and geochemical problems
  • Sets of questions and problems at the end of each chapter, a feature not available in prior editions

Fundamentals of Soil Behavior, Third Edition is an essential text for graduate students and researchers as well as a peerless reference for geotechnical, environmental, and civil engineers and geologists.

About the Authors

James K. Mitchell, ScD, is University Distinguished Professor Emeritus in Civil Engineering at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and Cahill Professor of Civil Engineering, Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley. He serves as a consultant on geotechnical problems and projects to many governmental and private organizations. He is an Honorary Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and was elected to both the U.S. National Academy of Engineering and Academy of Sciences.

Kenichi Soga, PhD, is Reader in Geomechanics. He has been on the faculty at the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, since 1994. He is an editorial board member of Géotechnique, Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, and Soils and Foundations. He also serves as a member of Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council Peer Review College and a core member of the Technical Committee on Geotechnics of Particulate Media of the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering.

In this Book

  • Introduction
  • Soil Formation
  • Soil Mineralogy
  • Soil Composition and Engineering Properties
  • Soil Fabric and Its Measurement
  • Soil–Water–Chemical Interactions
  • Effective, Intergranular, and Total Stress
  • Soil Deposits—Their Formation, Structure, Geotechnical Properties, and Stability
  • Conduction Phenomena
  • Volume Change Behavior
  • Strength and Deformation Behavior
  • Time Effects on Strength and Deformation
  • List of Symbols