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The second edition of this well established book has been comprehensively updated in line with recent developments. After presenting the fundamentals of stress and strain, and their graphical representation, the book includes chapters on failure states in soils and rocks, observed and elastic paths, and the use of discontinuities. New sections include shear bands and small strain behaviour, as well as the use of elastic shear modular stress calculations and discontinuities in plasticity calculations. Expanded coverage is also given to dilitancy of soils and roughness of rock joints.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415272971
ISBN-10: 0415272971
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 20mm)
Pages: 280
Imprint: Spon Press
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Richard H. G. Parry

R. H. G. Parry, previously Secretary General of the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering (ISSMGE). He has worked in a government research organisation, as a manager of a geotechnical investigation form, as a university lecturer and researcher, and as a consultant.