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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.
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