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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.
  8. Fang, H.-Y., Foundation Engineering Handbook, Van Nostrand Reinhold, 2nd Edition, 1990.
  9. Bowles, J.E., Foundation Analysis and Design, McGraw Hill, 1977.
  10. Holtz, R.D. and W.D. Kovacs, An Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering, Prentice Hall, 1981.
  11. Wiegel, R.L., Earthquake Engineering, Prentice Hall, 1970.
  12. Liu, C. & Evett, J.B., Soils and Foundations, Prentice-Hall, 4th Edition, 1998.
  13. Prakash, S. & H. D. Sharma, Pile Foundations in Engineering Practice, Wiley, 1990.
  14. Tomlinson , M.J., Pile Design and Construction Practice, 4th Edition, Chapman-Hallm 1994.
  15. Coduto, D.P., Foundation Design, Principles and Practice, Prentice-Hall, 1994.
  16. Kramer, S.L., Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering, Prentice-Hall, 1996
  17. Poulos, H.G., & E. H. Davis, Pile Foundation Analysis and Design, John Wiley & Sons, 1980.
  18. Ishihara, K., Soil Behavior in Earthquake Geotechnics, Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1996.
  19. Bardet, J.P., Experimental Soil Mechanics, Prentice-Hall, 1997.
  20. Koerner, R.M., Designing with Geosynthetics, Prentice-Hall, 3rd Edition, 1994.

Journals and Proceedings

The list below contains journals that included topics of interest to students in Geotechnical Engineering.

  1. ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE.
  2. Geotechnique, England
  3. Canadian Geotechnical Journal
  4. Soils and Foundations, Japan
  5. Geotechnical Testing Journal, ASTM
  6. International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics
  7. Computers and Geotechnics
  8. International Journal of Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics
  9. Earthquake Spectra, EERI
  10. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, SSA
  11. Proceedings of the International Conferences on Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering
  12. Proceedings of the Panamerican Conferences on Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering
  13. Proceedings of the European Conferences on Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering
  14. Proceedings of the ASCE Geotechnical Engineering Division Specialty Conferences
  15. Proceedings of the International Conferences on Numerical Methods in Geomechanics
  16. Special Technical Publications, ASTM

Geotechnical Engineering at University of California, Los Angeles

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