Soil Mechanics and Foundations is used by civil engineering students as a resource for learning. It is a comprehensive and reliable reference material. It explains the characteristics of soil in details. In addition, it uses experiments as a medium to give the learner a clear idea of how it can be used practically. The ability to predict the behavior of soil is an important aspect of a civil engineer's career and hence soil mechanics is a very important branch of engineering mechanics. All structures are built on the same foundation - the earth and hence the study of how the earth behaves becomes an integral part of the learning process for every civil engineer.
The book Soil Mechanics and Foundations explains all of this in a very structured manner and hence it is a must have book for every civil engineer in both the undergraduate and post - graduate levels. It goes beyond just the characteristics of soil. It tails about retaining wall, foundations and piers. Additionally, it throws light on the stresses caused due to surface loads, in stress conditions it talks about the impact of water, seepage and soil permeability. Every theory is explained with detailed examples and experiments that assist students in their process of learning. Divided into 8 parts, 34 chapters and 21 lab experiments, the book is very structured for easy navigation between the topics.
Civil engineers are an important part of society as they ensure the safety of the structure. Therefore, their foundation must be solid. Soil Mechanics and Foundations is an accurate and comprehensive book that is updated with the latest techniques necessary for the safety of structures.
Written by B.C Punmia (an author and former Dean and Head of the Civil Engineering department at M.B.M Engineering College), Ashok Kumar Jain (design and field engineer) and Arun Kumar Jain (assistant professor M.B.M College - Civil Engineering Department and gold medalist in both his bachelors and masters) who are all learned in the fields they come from, the book is very comprehensive. This book is available in paperback binding .in. It has an ISBN -10 number of 8170087910.