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Soil Mechanics Textbook by Tsytovich Available

Up until now the only comprehensive soil mechanics textbook we offered for download was Verruijt’s. We now add to that N. Tsytovich’s Soil Mechanics. Download is at the link or at the book cover below; information on the book is as follows:

This is a textbook in the course of Soil Mechanics for higher-school students of civil engineering and hydrotechnical engineering, and also for students of other specialties associated with construc­tion of engineering structures, such as road constructors, ameliorators, geologists, soil scientists.

The Author has made an attempt to write a concise course on the basis of a wide synthesis of natural sciences and to present the theore­tical data in the most simple and comprehensive form, without depreciating, however, the general scientific aspect of the problem; his other aim was to present a number of engineering solutions of problems in the theory of soil mechanics (calculations of strength, stability and deformability), which might be widely used in engi­neering.

Some problems in the book are discussed from new standpoints which take into account the principal properties of soils: contact shear resistance, structure-phase deformability (including creep of skeleton), compressibility of gas-containing porous water, and the effect of natural compaction of soils.

The book shows some new methods used for determination of characteristics of soils and gives some new solutions of the theory of consolidation and creep of soils, which can be used for predictions of settlement rates of foundations of structures and their time varia­tions; a separate chapter discusses rheological processes in soils and their significance.

Topics include the following:

  1. CHAPTER ONE. THE NATURE AND PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF SOILS
    • Geological Conditions of Soil Formation
    • Components of Soils
    • Structural Bonds and Structure of Soils
    • Physical Properties and Classification Indices of Soils
  2. CHAPTER TWO. BASIC LAWS OF SOIL MECHANICS
    • Compressibility of Soils. The Law of C o m p a c t i o n
    • Water Perviousness of Soils. The Law of Laminar Filtration
    • Ultimate Contact Shear Resistance of Soils. Strength Conditions
    • Structural-Phase Deformability of Soils
    • Features of the Physical Properties of Structurally Unstable
      Subsidence Soils
  3. CHAPTER THREE. DETERMINATION OF STRESSES IN SOIL
    • Stress Distribution in the Case of a Three-Dimensional Problem
    • Stress Distribution in the Case of a Planar Problem
    • Pressure Distribution over the Base of the Foundation of
      Structures (Contact Problem)
  4. CHAPTER FOUR. THE THEORY OF ULTIMATE STRESSED STA­TE OF SOILS AND ITS APPLICATION
    • Stressed State Phases of Soils with an Increase in Load
    • Equations of Ultimate Equilibrium for Loose and Cohesive
      Soils
    • Critical Loads on Soil
    • Stability of Soils in Landslides
    • Some Problems of the Theory of Soil Pressure on Retaining Walls
    • Soil Pressure on Underground Pipelines
  5. CHAPTER FIVE. SOIL DEFORMATIONS AND SETTLEMENT OF
    FOUNDATIONS
    • Kinds and Causes of Deformations
    • Elastic Deformations of Soils and Methods for Their Determi­nation
    • One-Dimensional Problem of the Theory of Soil Consolidation
    • Planar and Three-Dimensional Problems in the Theory of Fil­tration Consolidation of Soils
    • Prediction of Foundation Settlements by the Layerwise Summa­tion Method
    • Prediction of Foundation Settlements by Equivalent Soil Layer Method
  6. CHAPTER SIX. RHEOLOGICAL PROCESSES IN SOILS AND THEIR SIGNIFICANCE
    • Stress Relaxation and Long-Term Strength of Cohesive Soils
    • Creep Deformations in Soils and Methods for Their Description
    • Account of Soil Creep in Predictions of Foundation Settlements
  7. CHAPTER SEVEN. DYNAMICS OF DISPERSE SOILS
    • Dynamic Effects on S o i l s
    • Wave Processes in Soils under Dynamic Loads
    • Changes in the Properties of Soils Subject to Dynamic Effects
    • The Principal Prerequisites for Taking the Dynamic Proper­
      ties of Soils into Account in Vibrational Calculations of Founda­tions

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