ADVANCED SOIL MECHANICS THIRD EDITION PDF

Soils are aggregates of mineral particles, and together with air and/or water
in the void spaces, they form three-phase systems. A large portion of the
earth’s surface is covered by soils, and they are widely used as construction
and foundation materials. Soil mechanics is the branch of engineering that
deals with the engineering properties of soils and their behavior under
stress.

This book is divided into eight chapters—“Soil aggregate, plasticity,
and classification,” “Stresses and strains—elastic equilibrium,” “Stresses
and displacement in a soil mass,” “Pore water pressure due to undrained
loading,” “Permeability and seepage,” “Consolidation,” “Shear strength of
soils,” and “Settlement of foundations.”
This chapter is a brief overview of some soil properties and their classification. It is assumed that the reader has been previously exposed to a basic  soil mechanics course.