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Publisher Laxmi Publications All Civil Engineering books by Laxmi Publications
ISBN 9788170087915
Author: B C Punmia, Ashok Kumar Jain And Arun Kumar Jain
Number of Pages 994
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Soil Mechanics And Foundations by B C Punmia, Ashok Kumar Jain And Arun Kumar Jain
Book Summary:

This book first published in 1970 and running into its Sixteenth Edition, has been thoroughly revised, updated and enlarged. The book, divided into Eight Parts, contains Thirty Four Chapters.
This book is intended to present currently accepted theories, design principles and practices of soil mechanics and foundation engineering. The book provides sufficient material ranging from simple to very complex for undergraduate and postgraduate courses. At the end of each chapter, latest problems from various central competitive examinations has been solved to enable the student to test his reading at different stages of his studies.

About The Author :

The main features of the book are as follows:

Dr. B.C.Punmia : He is an eminent author of 18 books, most of which are followed as textbooks. Having graduated in 1959 with 'HONOURS', he obtained his Master's degree in 1969 with 'HONOURS' and Ph.D. in 1976. Having started his career as Assistant Professor in 1959, he was elevated to the posts of Reader in 1965 and Professor in 1978.

Er. Ashok Kumar Jain : He is an eminent Design and Field Engineer. He is also a prolific writer in the domain of Civil Engineering.

Dr. Arun Kumar Jain : He is gold medallist at both B.E. and M.E. levels, was formerly working as Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering at M.B.M. Engineering College, Jodhpur. Apart from teaching, he has guided more than a dozen students at M.E. level

 

Table of Contents:

PART I
ELEMENTARY PROPERTIES
Chapter 1   - Introduction
Chapter 2   - Preliminary Definitions and Relationships
Chapter 3   - Determination of Index Properties
Chapter 4   - Classification of Soils
Chapter 5   - Soil Structure and Clay Mineralogy
PART II
SOIL HYDRAULICS
Chapter 6   - Soil Water : Effective and Neutral Stresses
Chapter 7   - Permeability
Chapter 8   - Well Hydraulics
Chapter 9   - Seepage Analysis
Chapter 10 - Seepage Below Hydraulic Structures
Chapter 11 - Drainage and Dewatering
PART III
ELASTICITY APPLIED TO SOILS
Chapter 12 - Elements of Elasticity*
Chapter 13 - Stress Distribution : I
Chapter 14 - Stress Distribution : II*
PART IV
COMPRESSIBILITY
Chapter 15 - One Dimensional Consolidation
Chapter 16 - Three Dimensional Consolidation*
Chapter 17 - Compaction
PART V
STRENGTH AND STABILITY
Chapter 18 - Shear Strength
Chapter 19 - Failure Envelopes*
Chapter 20 - Earth Pressure
Chapter 21 - Bulkheads and Cofferdams
Chapter 22 - Shafts, Tunnels and Conduits
Chapter 23 - Stability of Slopes
PART VI
FOUNDATION ENGINEERING
Chapter 24 - Bearing Capacity
Chapter 25 - Shallow Foundations
Chapter 26 - Pile Foundations
Chapter 27 - Well Foundations
Chapter 28 - Machine Foundations
PART VII
PAVEMENT DESIGN
Chapter 29 - Design of Flexible Pavement
Chapter 30 - Design of Rigid Pavement
Chapter 31 - Stabilisation of Soils
PART VIII
MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS
Chapter 32 - Site Investigation and Sub-Soil Exploration
Chapter 33 - Advanced Measuring Instruments
Chapter 34 - Reinforced Earth and Geotextiles
REFERENCES
INDEX

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