Instant access to the latest geotechnical engineering data
Fully updated to include the 2012 International Building Code
(IBC), "Geotechnical Engineer's Portable Handbook," Second Edition,
features a wealth of on-the-job geotechnical and construction
related information in a convenient, quick-reference format. This
practical resource is filled with essential data, formulas, and
guidelines you can access right away. Detailed tables, charts,
graphs, and illustrations are included throughout the book for ease
of use in the field.
Coverage includes: Field exploration Laboratory testing Soil and
rock classification Phase relationships Effective stress and stress
distribution Shear strength Permeability and seepage Settlement
analyses Bearing capacity analyses Pavement and pipeline design
Expansive soil Slope stability Geotechnical earthquake engineering
Erosion analyses Retaining walls Deterioration Foundations Grading
and other site improvement methods Groundwater and percolation
tests Excavation, underpinning, and field lead tests Geosynthetics
Instrumentation International Building Code regulations for soils
International Building Code regulations for foundations
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