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This page provides access to vast amounts of technical information that can be viewed quickly. It includes various geotechnical guidance, methods, quick references, coefficients and formulas.

Just select from the topics in the right column. These topics include basic theories and examples of geotechnical problems. Below, are links to typical values and coefficients used in design.

Scroll on the right side for publications, equations and detailed calculations. Typical soil and soil related properties are listed below:

Angle of Internal Friction
Bearing Capacity Factors
External Friction Angle
Factor of Safety
Lateral Earth Pressure Coefficients
Modulus of Vertical Subgrade Reaction
Soil Unit Weights
Young's Modulus or modulus of elasticity


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