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UCLA Ph.D Geotechnical Engineering Preparation

The field of Geotechnical Engineering, as a partial preparation for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering, covers the subject matter decribed below. Although the requirement is defined in terms of a list of subjects and/or recommended reading, emphasis is placed on an understanding of the fundamentals of the areas studied, and on the ability to correlate and apply the acquired knowledge.

References Textbooks

  1. Lambe, T.W. and R.V. Whitman, Soil Mechanics, Si Version, Wiley, 1979.
  2. Terzaghi,K., R.B. Peck, and G. Mesri, Soil Mechanics in Engineering Practice, 2nd Edition, Wiley, 1996.
  3. Taylor, D.W., Fundamentals of Soil Mechanics, Wiley, 1948.
  4. Terzaghi, K., Theoretical Soil Mechanics, Wiley, 1943.
  5. Foundations, Prentice Hall, 1970.
  6. Tschebotarioff, G.P., Foundations, Retaining and Earth Structures, 2nd Edition, McGraw Hill, 1973.
  7. Mitchell, J.K., Fundamentals of Soil Behavior, Wiley, 2nd Edition, 1993.

Geotechnical SCI Journal Search Results

CANADIAN GEOTECHNICAL JOURNAL

Monthly

ISSN: 0008-3674

NATL RESEARCH COUNCIL CANADA-N R C RESEARCH PRESS, BUILDING M 55, OTTAWA, CANADA, ON, K1A

Published since 1963, this monthly journal features articles, notes, and discussions related to new developments in geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering, and applied sciences. The topics of papers written by researchers, theoreticians, and engineers/scientists active in industry include soil and rock mechanics, material properties and fundamental behaviour, site characterization, foundations, excavations, tunnels, dams and embankments, slopes, landslides, geological and rock engineering, ground improvement, hydrogeology and contaminant hydrogeology, geochemistry, waste management, geosynthetics, offshore engineering, ice, frozen ground and northern engineering, risk and reliability applications, and physical and numerical modelling. Papers on actual case records from practice are encouraged and frequently featured.

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