Geotechnical Engineering

Geotechnical Engineering
Author: Jean-Louis Briaud
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 1024
Release: 2013-10-02
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9781118415740

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Written by a leader on the subject, Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering is first introductory geotechnical engineering textbook to cover both saturated and unsaturated soil mechanics. Destined to become the next leading text in the field, this book presents a new approach to teaching the subject, based on fundamentals of unsaturated soils, and extending the description of applications of soil mechanics to a wide variety of topics. This groundbreaking work features a number of topics typically left out of undergraduate geotechnical courses.

Geotechnical Engineering

Geotechnical Engineering
Author: Jean-Louis Briaud
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 1024
Release: 2013-10-28
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9780470948569

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Written by a leader on the subject, Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering is first introductory geotechnical engineering textbook to cover both saturated and unsaturated soil mechanics. Destined to become the next leading text in the field, this book presents a new approach to teaching the subject, based on fundamentals of unsaturated soils, and extending the description of applications of soil mechanics to a wide variety of topics. This groundbreaking work features a number of topics typically left out of undergraduate geotechnical courses.

Unsaturated Soil Mechanics in Engineering Practice

Unsaturated Soil Mechanics in Engineering Practice
Author: Delwyn G. Fredlund,Hendry Rahardjo,Murray D. Fredlund
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 944
Release: 2012-07-24
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9781118133590

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The definitive guide to unsaturated soil— from the world's experts on the subject This book builds upon and substantially updates Fredlund and Rahardjo's publication, Soil Mechanics for Unsaturated Soils, the current standard in the field of unsaturated soils. It provides readers with more thorough coverage of the state of the art of unsaturated soil behavior and better reflects the manner in which practical unsaturated soil engineering problems are solved. Retaining the fundamental physics of unsaturated soil behavior presented in the earlier book, this new publication places greater emphasis on the importance of the "soil-water characteristic curve" in solving practical engineering problems, as well as the quantification of thermal and moisture boundary conditions based on the use of weather data. Topics covered include: Theory to Practice of Unsaturated Soil Mechanics Nature and Phase Properties of Unsaturated Soil State Variables for Unsaturated Soils Measurement and Estimation of State Variables Soil-Water Characteristic Curves for Unsaturated Soils Ground Surface Moisture Flux Boundary Conditions Theory of Water Flow through Unsaturated Soils Solving Saturated/Unsaturated Water Flow Problems Air Flow through Unsaturated Soils Heat Flow Analysis for Unsaturated Soils Shear Strength of Unsaturated Soils Shear Strength Applications in Plastic and Limit Equilibrium Stress-Deformation Analysis for Unsaturated Soils Solving Stress-Deformation Problems with Unsaturated Soils Compressibility and Pore Pressure Parameters Consolidation and Swelling Processes in Unsaturated Soils Unsaturated Soil Mechanics in Engineering Practice is essential reading for geotechnical engineers, civil engineers, and undergraduate- and graduate-level civil engineering students with a focus on soil mechanics.

Advanced Unsaturated Soil Mechanics and Engineering

Advanced Unsaturated Soil Mechanics and Engineering
Author: Charles Wang Wai Ng,Bruce Menzies
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 690
Release: 2014-04-21
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9781482266122

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Analytical and comprehensive, this state-of-the-art book, examines the mechanics and engineering of unsaturated soils, as well as explaining the laboratory and field testing and research that are the logical basis of this modern approach to safe construction in these hazardous geomaterials; putting them into a logical framework for civil engineering and design. The book: illustrates the importance of state-dependent soil-water characteristic curves highlights modern soil testing of unsaturated soil behaviour, including accurate measurement of total volume changes and the measurement of anisotropic soil stiffness at very small strains introduces an advanced state-dependent elasto-plastic constitutive model for both saturated and unsaturated soil demonstrates the power of numerical analysis which is at the heart of modern soil mechanics studies and simulates the behaviour of loose fills from unsaturated to saturated states; explains the difference between strain-softening and static liquefaction, and describes real applications in unsaturated soil slope engineering includes purpose-designed field trials to capture the effects of two independent stress variables, and reports comprehensive measurements of soil suction, water contents, stress changes and ground deformations in both bare and grassed slopes introduces a new conjunctive surface and subsurface transient flow model for realistically analysing rainfall infiltration in unsaturated soil slopes, and illustrates the importance of the flow model in slope engineering. Including constitutive and numerical modelling, this volume will interest students and professionals studying or working in the areas of geotechnical engineering and the built environment.

Unsaturated Soil Mechanics in Geotechnical Practice

Unsaturated Soil Mechanics in Geotechnical Practice
Author: Geoffrey E Blight
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2013-07-11
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9781315882932

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There are other books on unsaturated soil mechanics, but this book is different. Unsaturated soil mechanics is only one aspect of a continuous range of soil mechanics studies that extends from the rheology of high water content soil slurries to the mechanics of soft soils, to stiff saturated soils, to unsaturated soils, and, at the far end of the r

Experimental and Applied Modeling of Unsaturated Soils

Experimental and Applied Modeling of Unsaturated Soils
Author: Laureano R. Hoyos,Xiong Zhang,Anand J. Puppala
Publsiher: Amer Society of Civil Engineers
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2010
Genre: Science
ISBN: 0784411034

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Geotechnical And Civil Engineers all over the world continue to face problems with a wide range of geosystems involving materials that remain under patially saturated conditions throughout the year. The lack of education and training among engineering graduates and practitioners to properley deal with unsaturated soil conditions has resulted in faulty or excessively conservative designs, frequent construction delays, and deficient long-term performance of built infrastructure. Over the last few decades, howerver, the discipline of unsaturated soil mechanics has begun to receive increasing attention worldwide, providing better explanations for soil behavioral patterns than conventional saturated soil mechanics. Experimental and applied Modeling of Unsaturated soil contains 28 papers examining the most current thinking and practices involving unsaturated soils. This Geotechnical Special Publication is divided into two broad categories: general characterization and constitutive behavior, and applied modeling and and anlysis. The papers in this publication were presented during the GeoShanghai 2010 Inernational Conference held in Shanghai, China, June 3-5, 2010.

Advances in Unsaturated Soil Seepage and Environmental Geotechnics

Advances in Unsaturated Soil  Seepage  and Environmental Geotechnics
Author: Ning Lu,Laureano R. Hoyos,Lakshmi N. Reddi
Publsiher: Amer Society of Civil Engineers
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2006
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: UOM:39015064120135

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GSP 148 contains 42 papers on unsaturated soil mechanics and environmental geotechnics that were presented at the GeoShanghai Conference, held in Shanghai, China, June 6-8, 2006.

Soil Mechanics for Unsaturated Soils

Soil Mechanics for Unsaturated Soils
Author: Delwyn G. Fredlund,Hendry Rahardjo
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 544
Release: 1993-08-31
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9780471850083

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The principles and concepts for unsaturated soils are developed as extensions of saturated soils. Addresses problems where soils have a matric suction or where pore-water pressure is negative. Covers theory, measurement and use of the fundamental properties of unsaturated soils--permeability, shear strength and volume change. Includes a significant amount of case studies.

Advanced Experimental Unsaturated Soil Mechanics

Advanced Experimental Unsaturated Soil Mechanics
Author: Alessandro Tarantino,E. Romero,Y.J. Cui
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 564
Release: 2005-07-14
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 0415383374

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The field of experimental unsaturated soil mechanics has grown considerably over the last decade. In the laboratory and in the field, innovative techniques have been introduced into mechanical, hydraulic, and geo-environmental testing. Normally, this information is widely dispersed throughout journals and conference proceedings and it is often difficult to identify suitable equipment and instrumentation for research or professional purposes. In this volume, however, the authors bring together the latest research in laboratory and field testing techniques, and the equipment employed, and examine the current state-of-the-art in a forum devoted solely to experimental unsaturated soil mechanics. The papers published in the proceedings were peer-reviewed by internationally-recognized researchers. The topics tackled by the papers include suction measurement, suction control, mechanical and hydraulic laboratory testing, geo-environmental testing, and field-testing.

Experimental Unsaturated Soil Mechanics

Experimental Unsaturated Soil Mechanics
Author: Tom Schanz
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 505
Release: 2007-06-02
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9783540698739

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These proceedings are a continuation of the series of International Conferences in Germany entitled "Mechanics of Unsaturated Soils." The objective is to discuss and understand unsaturated soil behaviour, so that engineered activities are improved in terms of judgement and quality. In addition to knowledge of classical concepts, it is a challenge to adapt convincing new concepts and present them in such a way that they can be used in engineering practices.

Unsaturated Soils Research and Applications

Unsaturated Soils  Research and Applications
Author: Claudio Mancuso,Cristina Jommi,Francesca D’Onza
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2012-06-26
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9783642311161

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These volumes contain the contributions to the Second European Conference on Unsaturated Soils, E-UNSAT 2012, held in Napoli, Italy, in June 2012. The event is the second of a series of European conferences, and follows the first successful one, organised in Durham, UK, in 2008. The conference series is supported by Technical Committee 106 of the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering on Unsaturated Soils. The published contributions were selected after a careful peer-review process. A collection of more than one hundred papers is included, addressing the three thematic areas experimental, including advances in testing techniques and soil behaviour, modelling, covering theoretical and constitutive issues together with numerical and physical modelling, and engineering, focusing on approaches, case histories and geo-environmental themes. The areas of application of the papers embrace most of the geotechnical problems related to unsaturated soils. Increasing interest in geo-environmental problems, including chemical coupling, marks new perspectives in unsaturated soil mechanics. This book will provide a valuable up-to-date reference across the subject for both researchers and practitioners.

Unsaturated Soil Mechanics

Unsaturated Soil Mechanics
Author: Ning Lu,William J. Likos
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
Total Pages: 556
Release: 2004-05-20
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: UOM:39015058270599

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Unsaturated Soil Mechanics is the first book to provide a comprehensive introduction to the fundamental principles of unsaturated soil mechanics. * Offers extensive sample problems with an accompanying solutions manual. * Brings together the rapid advances in research in unsaturated soil mechanics in one focused volume. * Covers advances in effective stress and suction and hydraulic conductivity measurement.

Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering for Protection and Development of Environment and Constructions

Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering for Protection and Development of Environment and Constructions
Author: Francesco Silvestri,Nicola Moraci
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 5946
Release: 2019-07-19
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9780429632013

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Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering for Protection and Development of Environment and Constructions contains invited, keynote and theme lectures and regular papers presented at the 7th International Conference on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering (Rome, Italy, 17-20 June 2019. The contributions deal with recent developments and advancements as well as case histories, field monitoring, experimental characterization, physical and analytical modelling, and applications related to the variety of environmental phenomena induced by earthquakes in soils and their effects on engineered systems interacting with them. The book is divided in the sections below: Invited papers Keynote papers Theme lectures Special Session on Large Scale Testing Special Session on Liquefact Projects Special Session on Lessons learned from recent earthquakes Special Session on the Central Italy earthquake Regular papers Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering for Protection and Development of Environment and Constructions provides a significant up-to-date collection of recent experiences and developments, and aims at engineers, geologists and seismologists, consultants, public and private contractors, local national and international authorities, and to all those involved in research and practice related to Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering.

Unsaturated Soils Research Applications

Unsaturated Soils  Research   Applications
Author: Nasser Khalili,Adrian Russell,Arman Khoshghalb
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 1872
Release: 2014-06-05
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9781138001503

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Unsaturated Soils: Research and Applications contains 247 papers presented at 6th International Conference on Unsaturated Soils (UNSAT2014, Sydney, Australia, 2-4 July 2014). The two volumes provide an overview of recent experimental and theoretical advances in a wide variety of topics related to unsaturated soil mechanics: - Unsaturated Soil Behavior - Experimentation - Modelling - Case Histories - Geotechnical Engineering Problems - Multidisciplinary and New Areas Unsaturated Soils: Research and Applications presents a wealth of information, and is of interest to researchers and practising engineers in soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering. These proceedings are dedicated to Professor Geoffrey E. Blight (1934-2013), who passed in November 2013.

Unsaturated Soils

Unsaturated Soils
Author: E. J. Murray,V. Sivakumar
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2010-06-17
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 1444325043

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An understanding of the mechanical properties of unsaturated soilsis crucial for geotechnical engineers worldwide, as well as tothose concerned with the interaction of structures with the ground.This book deals principally with fine-grained clays and silts, orsoils containing coarser sand and gravel particles but with asignificant percentage of fines. The study of unsaturated soil is a practical subject, linkingfundamental science to nature. Soils in general are inherentlyvariable and their behaviour is not easy to analyse or predict, andunsaturated soils raise the complexity to a higher level. Evenamongst practicing engineers, there is often lack of awareness ofthe intricacies of the subject. This book offers a perspective ofunsaturated soils based on recent research and demonstrates howthis dovetails with the general discipline of soil mechanics. Following an introduction to the basic soil variables, thephases, the phase interactions and the relevance of soil structure,an up-to-date review of laboratory testing techniques is presented.This includes suction measurement and control techniques intriaxial cell testing. This is followed by an introduction tostress state variables, critical state and theoretical models inunsaturated soils. A detailed description of the thermodynamic principles asapplied to multi-phase materials under equilibrium conditionsfollows. These principles are then used to explore and develop afundamental theoretical basis for analysing unsaturated soils. Soilstructure is broken down into its component parts to developequations describing the dual stress regime. The critical statestrength and compression characteristics of unsaturated soils areexamined and it is shown how the behaviour may be viewed as athree-dimensional model in dimensionless stress-volume space. Theanalysis is then extended to the work input into unsaturated soilsand the development of conjugate stress, volumetric andstrain-increment variables. These are used to examine themicromechanical behaviour of kaolin specimens subjected to triaxialshear strength tests and lead to observations not detectable byother means. Unsaturated Soils: A fundamental interpretation of soilbehaviour covers a rapidly advancing area of study, researchand engineering practice and offers a deeper appreciation of thekey characteristics of unsaturated soil. It provides students andresearchers with a framework for understanding soil behaviour anddemonstrates how to interpret experimental strength and compressiondata. provides engineers with a deeper appreciation of keycharacteristics of unsaturated soils covers a rapidly advancing area of study, research andengineering practice provides students and researchers a framework for understandingsoil behaviour shows how to interpret experimental data on strength andcompression the limited number of books on the subject are all out ofdate