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About the Authors: Peter Berry is a graduate of the University of Salford and the University of Manchester. About the Book: The book was written for undergraduate students taking a first degree course in civil engineering and related disciplines. The book offers a new perspective on the subject and reflects the extensive teaching experience of the authors. The presentation of each topic is designed to a) Identify engineering problems particular to the topic and establish clearly the need for an appropriate theory; b) Develop the relevant theory; c) Illustrate the application of the theory through worked examples which are typical of problems encountered in engineering practice. Great important is attached to the last point and for this reason, over 40 worked examples are included. The student will thus gain a thorough understanding of the principles of soil mechanics and their practical application. Some topics are taken to an enhanced level and will be of value to postgraduate students. The large number of worked examples of typical field problems will also make the book useful to the professional engineer. SI units are used throughout and, where appropriate, reference is made both to the British and American standards. Contents: Chapters: Chapter 2. Stresses and Deformations in a Soil Mass Chapter 3. Seepage Theory and Groundwater Flow Chapter 4. Consolidation Theory and Settlement Analysis Chapter 5. Shear Strength Theory Chapter 6. Lateral Earth Pressure and Retaining Walls Chapter 7. Stability of Slopes Chapter 8. Stability of Foundations Chapter 9. Ground Investigation and Methods of Ground Improvement References; Index 
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About this book: This book is intended to appeal to a broad spectrum of students, ranging from those beginning a formal education in structural engineering to seasoned practitioners who wish to broaden or deepen their knowledge of the subject. The author states that he has attempted to write primarily for the student by progressing from the specific to the general case and using an ample number of clarifying examples. The precedent for this approach was set long ago by such great teachers of structural engineering as August Foppl and Stephen P. Timoshenko. The goal of most structural engineering work is to produce an efficiently constructed facility. This requires (1) an accurate description of loads, (2) an analysis for stresses and deflections, and (3) the design of members, subsystems, and their connections. The behaviour of a structure often depends on size and materials used for individual members; response influences design and viceversa. Analysis and design are bedfellows of structural engineering and should not be viewed as separate disciplines. The universe of methods of structural analysis can be divided into three category groupings: those of classical, approximate and numerical (computeroriented). All three stem from the same basic precepts of structural analysis and are interrelated. This book describes each distinct method and explains the relationship between the different approaches, clarifying the distinct role each method plays. The book doesn't advocate, nor does it allow for, putting all the methods in a form suitable for computer implementation; in fact many classical and approximate methods serve as very useful tools in verifying computer results and some problems can be solved simply with hand calculation methods. The book is divided into five main parts. Part One: describes the many factors that influence the design, analysis and response of various structural systems. This section is often left out in courses due to the time constraints, but the information contained within will give the student a broad understanding of structural engineering and can be reread many times to reinforce this knowledge. Part Two: presents the static considerations of structures so that the reader learns more about and understands better how statics relate to the field of structural analysis Part Three: presents the study of structural deflections by both the direct and energy methods Part Four: covers classical compatibility and equilibrium methods for statically indeterminate structures using the information from parts two and three Part Five: derives the general equilibrium method and casts it in matrix form Chapters: Appendix A. Systems of Measurement 
1983, McGrawHill, hbk 1984, McGrawHill, pbk Other Structural Analysis Books of Potential Interest: 

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