Core Concepts of Geotechnical Engineering is a practical introduction for students to the analysis, design, construction, maintenance and renovation of geotechnical structures. It presents the key principles of engineering geotechnical structures beginning with shallow and deep foundations and retaining structures through to slopes, embankments, earth dams, machine foundations, buried structures and tunnels. The book guides the students through the analysis of soils and rocks, site investigation and ground improvement techniques as well as exploring the geotechnical structures with geosynthetics.
Produced by the Institution of Civil Engineers, ICE Textbooks offer clear, concise and practical information on the major principles of civil and structural engineering. They are an indispensable companion to undergraduate audiences, providing students with:
• A comprehensive introduction to core engineering subjects
• Real-life case studies and worked examples
• Key learning aims, revision points and chapter summaries
• Further reading suggestions