Overview for Soil Mechanics and Foundations
In the Sixteenth Edition, the subject matter has been thoroughly revised and updated, and rearranged. In each chapter, many new articles have been added. All the diagrams have been redrawn using computer graphics and the book has been computer type-set in a bigger format, keeping in pace with the modern trend. At the end of each chapter, problems appearing at various central competitive examinations (such as Civil Services, Engineering Services and Gate) have been solved. In addition to these, a new chapter on ‘Geotextiles’ have been added at the end of the book.
PART 1: 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 2 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 3 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 Chapter 18- Shear Strength PART V STRENGTH AND STABILITY 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.
B C Punmia (Author)
B. C. Punmia is an eminent author of 18 books, most of which are followed as textbooks. Having graduated in1959 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. He also held the posts of Head of Civil Engg. and Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at M.B.M. Engineering College, Jodhpur. During his teaching career of about 36 years, he guided a large number of research students. Dr. Punmia has authored more than hundred papers, monographs and technical reports published in various Indian and Foreign Journals. He had been consultant to various government, semi-government and private organizations.
Ashok Kr. Jain (Author)
Ashok Kr. Jain is an eminent Design and Field Engineer. He is also a prolific writer in the domain of Civil Engineering.
Arun Kr. Jain (Author)
Arun Kr. Jain, gold medalist at both B.E. and M.E. levels is presently 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 the M.E. level.