Handbook of Geotechnical Investigation and Design Tables

Handbook of Geotechnical Investigation and Design Tables
Author: Burt G. Look
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 332
Release: 2007-04-26
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9780203946602

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This practical handbook of properties for soils and rock contains, in a concise tabular format, the key issues relevant to geotechnical investigations, assessments and designs in common practice. In addition, there are brief notes on the application of the tables. These data tables are compiled for experienced geotechnical professionals who require a reference document to access key information. There is an extensive database of correlations for different applications. The book should provide a useful bridge between soil and rock mechanics theory and its application to practical engineering solutions. The initial chapters deal with the planning of the geotechnical investigation, the classification of the soil and rock properties and some of the more used testing is then covered. Later chapters show the reliability and correlations that are used to convert that data in the interpretative and assessment phase of the project. The final chapters apply some of these concepts to geotechnical design. This book is intended primarily for practicing geotechnical engineers working in investigation, assessment and design, but should provide a useful supplement for postgraduate courses.

Handbook of Geotechnical Investigation and Design Tables

Handbook of Geotechnical Investigation and Design Tables
Author: Burt G. Look
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 332
Release: 2007-04-26
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9780415430388

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This practical handbook of properties for soils and rock contains, in a concise tabular format, the key issues relevant to geotechnical investigations, assessments and designs in common practice. In addition, there are brief notes on the application of the tables. These data tables are compiled for experienced geotechnical professionals who require a reference document to access key information. There is an extensive database of correlations for different applications. The book should provide a useful bridge between soil and rock mechanics theory and its application to practical engineering solutions. The initial chapters deal with the planning of the geotechnical investigation, the classification of the soil and rock properties and some of the more used testing is then covered. Later chapters show the reliability and correlations that are used to convert that data in the interpretative and assessment phase of the project. The final chapters apply some of these concepts to geotechnical design. This book is intended primarily for practicing geotechnical engineers working in investigation, assessment and design, but should provide a useful supplement for postgraduate courses.

Handbook of Geotechnical Investigation and Design Tables

Handbook of Geotechnical Investigation and Design Tables
Author: Burt G. Look
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 418
Release: 2014-02-10
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9781138001398

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This practical handbook of properties for soils and rock contains in a concise tabular format the key issues relevant to geotechnical investigations, assessments and designs in common practice. There are brief notes on the application of the tables. These data tables are compiled for experienced geotechnical professionals who require a reference document to access key information. There is an extensive database of correlations for different applications. The book should provide a useful bridge between soil and rock mechanics theory and its application to practical engineering solutions. The initial chapters deal with the planning of the geotechnical investigation and the classification of the soil and rock properties, after which some of the more used testing is covered. Later chapters show the reliability and correlations that are used to convert that data in the interpretative and assessment phase of the project. The final chapters apply some of these concepts to geotechnical design. The emphasis throughout is on application to practice. This book is intended primarily for practicing geotechnical engineers working in investigation, assessment and design, but should provide a useful supplement for postgraduate courses. It evolved from the need to have a "go to" reference book which has both breadth and depth of information to apply immediately to projects. To keep to a handbook size one has to compress/restrict details to a few key bullet points – but a comprehensive reference list provides the "appendix" for additional information if required. This 2nd edition keeps to that format but contains updated information and adjustments that take into account feedback received since initial publication.

Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering

Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering
Author: D.L. Shah,A.V. Shroff
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 547
Release: 2003-01-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9058092356

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Dealing with the fundamentals and general principles of soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering, this text also examines the design methodology of shallow / deep foundations, including machine foundations. In addition to this, the volume explores earthen embankments and retaining structures, including an investigation into ground improvement techniques, such as geotextiles, reinforced earth, and more

Geotechnical Engineering Investigation Handbook Second Edition

Geotechnical Engineering Investigation Handbook  Second Edition
Author: Roy E. Hunt
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 1088
Release: 2005-04-12
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9781420039153

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The Geotechnical Engineering Investigation Handbook provides the tools necessary for fusing geological characterization and investigation with critical analysis for obtaining engineering design criteria. The second edition updates this pioneering reference for the 21st century, including developments that have occurred in the twenty years since the first edition was published, such as: • Remotely sensed satellite imagery • Global positioning systems (GPS) • Geophysical exploration • Cone penetrometer testing • Earthquake studies • Digitizing of data recording and retrieval • Field and laboratory testing and instrumentation • Use of the Internet for data retrieval The Geotechnical Engineering Investigation Handbook, Second Edition is a comprehensive guide to a complete investigation: study to predict geologic conditions; test-boring procedures; various geophysical methods and when each is appropriate; various methods to determine engineering properties of materials, both laboratory-based and in situ; and formulating design criteria based on the results of the analysis. The author relies on his 50+ years of professional experience, emphasizing identification and description of the elements of the geologic environment, the data required for analysis and design of the engineering works, and procuring the data. By using a practical approach to problem solving, this book helps engineers consider geological phenomena in terms of the degree of their hazard and the potential risk of their occurrence.

Assessment and Prevention of Failure Phenomena in Rock Engineering

Assessment and Prevention of Failure Phenomena in Rock Engineering
Author: O. Aydan,T. Kawamoto,A.G. Pasamehmetoglu,B.N. Whittaker
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 800
Release: 1993-01-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9054103094

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A collection of papers addressing the issue of the failure of rock engineering structures. This phenomenon occurs in different forms depending on the geometry of structure, material properties of intact rock, structure of rock mass, environmental conditions and initial state of stress.

Soils and Geotechnology in Construction

Soils and Geotechnology in Construction
Author: Alan J. Lutenegger
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 487
Release: 2019-05-03
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9781498741026

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This book covers the field of applied geotechnology related to all aspects of construction in ground, including compacted fill, excavations, ground improvement, foundations, earth retaining systems and geotechnical site characterization. It suits the first year of a graduate course on ground improvement and geoconstruction and will suit practicing engineers, both consultants and contractors. Distinctively it covers the identification of problematic soils and appropriate mitigation measures, and the inspection of ground construction work. It combines the technical and the practical in applied geotechnology.

Developments in Geotechnical Engineering from Harvard to New Delhi 1936 1994

Developments in Geotechnical Engineering  from Harvard to New Delhi 1936 1994
Author: A.S. Balasubramaniam,D.T. Bergado,S.W. Hong,P. Nutalaya,N. Phien-Wej
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 593
Release: 2021-07-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9781000446531

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This book reviews the developments that have taken place in the field of geotechnical engineering since the first international conference on Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering was held in Harvard University in 1936 until the January 1994 conference in New Delhi, India.

Slope Stability Analysis and Stabilization

Slope Stability Analysis and Stabilization
Author: Y. M. Cheng,C. K. Lau
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2008-06-03
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 9780203927953

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A number of methods currently exist for the analysis and design of slopes. This book provides a critical review of these and offers several more appropriate approaches for overcoming numerical convergence and the location of critical failure surfaces in two-dimensional and three-dimensional cases. New concepts in three-dimensional stability analysis, finite element analysis and the extension of slope stability problems to lateral earth pressure problems are also addressed. It gives helpful practical advice and design resources in the form of recommendations for good analysis and design practice, design charts and tables for the engineer. Limitations are detailed of both limit equilibrium and the finite element method in the assessment of the stability of a slope, and guidance is provided for assessing the fundamental assumptions and limitations of stability analysis methods and computer modelling. The book provides ample examples to illustrate how this range of problems should be dealt with. The final chapter touches on design and its implementation on site. The emphasis is on the transfer of the design to its physical implementation on site in a holistic way, taking full account of the latest developments in construction technology. Engineering and construction problems tend to be pigeonholed into different classes of problem such as slope stability, bearing capacity and earth pressure behind retaining structures. This is quite unnecessary. This book offers a unified approach, which is conceptually, practically and philosophically more satisfying.

Introduction to Soil Mechanics Laboratory Testing

Introduction to Soil Mechanics Laboratory Testing
Author: Dante Fratta,Jennifer Aguettant,Lynne Roussel-Smith
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2007-05-21
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9781420045659

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A step-by-step text on the basic tests performed in soil mechanics, Introduction to Soil Mechanics Laboratory Testing provides procedural aids and elucidates industry standards. It also covers how to properly present data and document results. Containing numerical examples and figures, the information presented is based on American Society f

Manual of Geotechnical Laboratory Soil Testing

Manual of Geotechnical Laboratory Soil Testing
Author: Bashir Ahmed Mir
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 414
Release: 2021-10-03
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9781000456936

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Manual of Geotechnical Laboratory Soil Testing covers the physical, index, and engineering properties of soils, including compaction characteristics (optimum moisture content), permeability (coefficient of hydraulic conductivity), compressibility characteristics, and shear strength (cohesion intercept and angle of internal friction). Further, this manual covers data collection, analysis, computations, additional considerations, sources of error, precautionary measures, and the presentation results along with well-defined illustrations for each of the listed tests. Each test is based on relevant standards with pertinent references, broadly aimed at geotechnical design applications. FEATURES Provides fundamental coverage of elementary-level laboratory characterization of soils Describes objectives, basic concepts, general understanding, and appreciation of the geotechnical principles for determination of physical, index, and engineering properties of soil materials Presents the step-by-step procedures for various tests based on relevant standards Interprets soil analytical data and illustrates empirical relationship between various soil properties Includes observation data sheet and analysis, results and discussions, and applications of test results This manual is aimed at undergraduates, senior undergraduates, and researchers in geotechnical and civil engineering. Prof. (Dr.) Bashir Ahmed Mir is among the senior faculty of the Civil Engineering Department of the National Institute of Technology Srinagar and has more than two decades of teaching experience. Prof. Mir has published more than 100 research papers in international journals and conferences; chaired technical sessions in international conferences in India and throughout the world; and provided consultancy services to more than 150 projects of national importance to various government and private agencies.

Underwater Embankments on Soft Soil

Underwater Embankments on Soft Soil
Author: William F. Van Impe
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 151
Release: 2007-05-10
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9780203946299

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Ground improvement is an established technique in foundation engineering. In recent decades, modern methods of ground improvement have utilised explosives, impact energy, thermal treatment of the soil, vacuum consolidation, vibratory compaction technologies, stabilization and solidification of soft soils, as well as combined systems of ingenious gr

Design and Performance of Embankments on Very Soft Soils

Design and Performance of Embankments on Very Soft Soils
Author: Márcio de Souza S. Almeida,Maria Esther Soares Marques
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2013-09-03
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9780203657799

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Embankment construction projects on very soft soil often give rise to serious problems. This volume on geotechnics and soft soil engineering therefore treats all phases of the design and construction process exhaustively, from the first investigation step to the monitoring of constructed work. The book presents the development concepts necessary for the project stages and discusses in great detail construction methods, displacement estimations, stability analyses, monitoring, and various other aspects involved. Extensive attention is furthermore paid to the application of geosynthetics as a tool to improve the stability of soft soils and embankments. Including various tables and practical data for many geographical areas in the world, this reference volume is essential reading for engineers and researchers in geotechnical engineering, construction, and related disciplines.

Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground

Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground
Author: Klaas Jan Bakker,Adam Bezuijen,Wout Broere,E.A. Kwast
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 954
Release: 2013-05-23
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 0415889138

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A valuable source of reference on the current practices of analysis, design and construction of tunnels and underground structures in soft ground. This collection of reviewed papers covers a wide range of tunnelling practice, from deep excavations in Singapore to the construction of a new metro line in Barcelona. The international scope of the contributors makes this a truly comprehensive collection of work on the geotechnical aspects of soft ground excavation.

Geological Engineering

Geological Engineering
Author: Luis Gonzalez de Vallejo,Mercedes Ferrer
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 700
Release: 2012-02-28
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9781439884652

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A thorough knowledge of geology is essential in the design and construction of infrastructures for transport, buildings and mining operations; while an understanding of geology is also crucial for those working in urban, territorial and environmental planning and in the prevention and mitigation of geohazards. Geological Engineering provides an interpretation of the geological setting, integrating geological conditions into engineering design and construction, and provides engineering solutions that take into account both ground conditions and environment. This textbook, extensively illustrated with working examples and a wealth of graphics, covers the subject area of geological engineering in four sections: Fundamentals: soil mechanics, rock mechanics and hydrogeology Methods: site investigations, rock mass characterization and engineering geological mapping Applications: foundations, slope stability, tunnelling, dams and reservoirs and earth works Geohazards: landslides, other mass movements, earthquake hazards and prevention and mitigation of geological hazards As well as being a textbook for graduate and postgraduate students and academics, Geological Engineering serves as a basic reference for practicing engineering geologists and geological and geotechnical engineers, as well as civil and mining engineers dealing with design and construction of foundations, earth works and excavations for infrastructures, buildings, and mining operations.