An Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering
William D. Kovacs
A descriptive, elementary introduction to geotechnical engineering - with applications to civil engineering practice. *focuses on the engineering classification, behavior, and properties of soils necessary for the design and construction of foundations and earth structures. *introduces vibratory and dynamic compaction, the method of fragments, the Schmertmann procedure for determining field compressibility, secondary compression, liquefaction, and an extensive use of the stress path method.