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The Geotechnical Design and Application Manual includes all the material covered on a geotechnical engineering module in a construction-related diploma or degree course. In addition to covering site investigation, engineering geology, soils and rocks, groundwater, foundations, earth pressures and retaining walls, slope stability and ground improvement, the book also covers Eurocode 7 on geotechnical design. It gives enough detail of both the relevant British Standards and Eurocode 7 to ensure you understand the transition between the codes. The accessible, easy-to-follow approach to mathematical concepts is ideal if you are less confident in this area.
Engineering in Jointed and Faulted Rock aims to provide the background knowledge, necessary tools, and guidelines for rationalized and consistent engineering approaches to design and construction in and on jointed and faulted rock. Three avenues will be exploited to that effect: mechanics, empiricism and analysis (including numerical analysis). The book is uniquely dedicated to the theme of engineering in jointed rock to a much greater degree than earlier texts in rock mechanics and rock engineering, and there will be fundamental treatment and examples of the characterization, strength, deformability and permeability of joints and, in separate chapters, the same for rock masses. These fundamentals will be followed by their application in numerical models, for developing the engineering design for rock slopes, tunnels, bridge foundations, dam abutments, nuclear waste disposal, mine shafts and roadways. Empirical design will be validated and improved by numerical modelling where necessary. The text will be permeated with informative and illustrated case records from the authors' total of 40 countries sphere of experience. Solutions of every-day problems will be interspersed with experiences from the longest tunnel, the widest cavern, the highest dam, the site of the largest underground power house, and the problems with the deepest TBM tunnels. This much needed text on the mechanics of jointed rock, based on extensive experiments and measurements both in the laboratory and in the field, will be indispensable for the rock engineering and rock mechanics community.
This book is essentially a manual for the design of tunnels and other underground spaces in soft ground - soil in contrast to rock. It focuses on stability, prediction of ground movements, and structural design of the lining. It shows that the choice of excavation and support methods depends on ground stability, limitation of damage to the existing built environment and health, safety and environmental considerations. The book builds on the basic principles of soil-structure interaction, the three-dimensional effects of construction sequence and the effects of construction on other surface or subsurface structures in steps of gradually increasing complexity. The use of worked examples throughout, and example problems at the end of each chapter, give the reader confidence to apply their knowledge. Engineers and graduate students will be able to: * understand the basis for choosing an underground construction method and/or ground improvement method * calculate heading stability * predict ground movements * understand the complex soil-structure interaction around an advancing tunnel * design tunnel linings in soft ground using a variety of methods * predict the effects of construction on the built environment and assess potential damage
This book also doubles as a textbook with an explanation of basic theory, knowledge, and skills in soil mechanics as well as the most updated codes and standards in China. Also included are guidelines at the beginning of each chapter and English-Chinese-Japanese translations of frequently-used words and expressions in the Appendix. It aims to be a reference book for students and technical staff in civil engineering, hydraulic engineering, mining engineering, and transportation engineering.
This proceedings, In-Situ Deep Soil Improvement , contains papers presented at sessions sponsored by the Geotechnical Engineering Division of ASCE in conjunction with the ASCE National Convention in Atlanta, Georgia, October 9-13, 1994. They mainly discuss the use of deep dynamic compaction for densification of collapsible soils, liquefiable soils and waste materials, and provide a practical summary of what has been learned regarding the potential for improvement in these materials. In addition to the topic of dynamic compaction, other methods for in-situ soil improvement, such as stone columns, deep soil mixing, and vacuum consolidation, are also presented.
Although I knew Terzhaghi well, I did not fully appreciate the personal struggles or the genius of the man until I read Goodman's manuscript - Goodman has caught the essence of the man, says Ralph Peck in the foreword of this first full-length, critical biography on the life of Karl Terzaghi. If civil engineering were a game, Terzaghi had a right to lay down the rules, as he had invented and established much of the groundwork. Karl Terzhaghi (1883-1963) is one of the leading civil engineers of this century and widely known as the father of soil mechanics. His life-long application of the principles established in his work took him throughout the world to engineering challenges in Communist Russia, Nazi Germany, America, and the entire post-war world. Terzaghi's fame as a master engineer is well known, but the story of his development, both personal and professional, has remained unexplored by most people. This material emerged from reading his publications, hundreds of unpublished reports, thousands of private letters, and 82 volumes of previously private personal diaries. This narrative shows Terzaghi's struggle to understand the phenomena observed on many major engineering projects. Through his own words, we explore friendships, conflicts, jealousies, frustrations, and enormous successes. Terzaghi was an artist with constant focus, commitment, and genius. The exploration of his life, much of it amid the backdrop of turbulent Europe between the Wars, becomes an adventure that unfolds to entertain, educate, and stimulate.
This work details a complete how to procedure for the design of shallow foundations commonly used with low-rise structures of today's building codes. It presents a detailed presentation of both soils and structures, specifically as they relate to shallow foundations, emphasizing soil-structure interaction by matching particular structural designs to particular soil conditions. These established and proven methods apply to industries of architecture, construction, engineering technology, as well as civil engineering, and are intended for use by both students and practitioners.
As building expands in the northern latitudes, it is critical to get information about soil conditions and geotechnical and structural issues in the hands of those dealing with the many challenges of building on frozen soils. Permafrost Foundations: State of the Practice presents the most current techniques used to design and construct foundations on permafrost. Failure to understand the complexity of technical issues involved in building under these extreme conditions can start with the settlement or jacking of the soils, and result in conditions ranging from sloping buildings to swayback roofs to complete structural collapse. This monograph includes eight chapters, which present the authors' experiences in both the design and remedial actions required for the continued successful performance of these systems. It will be beneficial to geotechnical engineers, structural engineers, and anyone involved in design and construction on frozen soils.
Soils Magic is a fascinating collection of simple and inexpensive experiments focusing on the principles of soil mechanics. These experiments are guaranteed to delight students from elementary school to college while teaching them about science and the behavior of soil. From turning soil into fluid to making water flow uphill, each experiment conveys a principle of science through a mysterious and captivating magic trick. An attached CD-ROM provides video footage of actual experiments and their results. This book is a must-have for science teachers, engineering professors, or anyone who wants to make science and engineering fun and easily accessible. The system requirements include: PC - run on any 80486/50 MHz or higher processor that has the following - Windows 95, Windows NT Workstations 4.0, or later operating system; Microsoft Word 2000; 4X CD-ROM multimedia compatible drive, minimum VGA Graphics, minimum 640x480; 256 colors; Sound Blaster compatible sound card (and speakers or headphones); Microsoft-compatible mouse or pointing device; and Windows Media Player.
This proceedings is a collection of 14 papers discussing the effects of trees and moisture movements on various lightly loaded foundations on expansive clays. These papers were presented at the Geo-Institute Shallow Foundation and Soil Properties Committee Sessions at the ASCE Annual Convention held in Houston, Texas, October 10-14, 2001. These sessions provided a forum to review current state-of-the-practice in foundation design, maintenance, and remediation as it relates to vegetative effects and expansive clays on foundations. Topics include tree root damage to buildings; predicting volume changes in expansive soils due to environmental factors including vegetation, drought, expansive clay soil problems and solutions throughout the world; soil-structure interaction; field test program to obtain geotechnical properties; depth of wetting and active zone in expansive soils; slabs on expansive clay with vegetation considerations; volume change coefficient of expansive clay; in-situ modification of active clays for shallow foundation remediation; cracking of pavement due to drying shrinkage; soil suction measurements; and data base on under-slab moisture contents in Texas.