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Soil & rock mechanics books

See below for a selection of the latest books from Soil & rock mechanics category. Presented with a red border are the Soil & rock mechanics books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading.

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Recently Published

Ground Improvement Techniques by Bikash Chandra Chattopadhyay, Joyanta Maity Ground Improvement Techniques
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Focuses on the fundamental principles and practical methods of ground improvement. The design and constructional procedure of different ground improvement methods are comprehensively covered. The subject-matter is organised in a logical manner to describe first the working methods and then...
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/02/2018

Design and Performance of Embankments on Very Soft Soils by Marcio (Programa de Engenharia Civil, COPPE-UFRJ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) Almeida, Maria Esther Soares (Instituto Mili Marques Design and Performance of Embankments on Very Soft Soils
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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...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/02/2018

Monotonic, Cyclic and Postcyclic Shear Behavior of Low-plasticity Silt by Shuying Wang Monotonic, Cyclic and Postcyclic Shear Behavior of Low-plasticity Silt

This book gathers the main research findings on monotonic, cyclic and postcyclic shear behavior of low-plasticity. Drawing on the low-plasticity silt from the Mississippi River Valley, it determines that the silt's critical state line can be changed due to liquefaction,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/01/2018

Soils and Geotechnology in Construction by Alan J. Lutenegger Soils and Geotechnology in Construction

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...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/01/2018

Rock Reinforcement and Rock Support by Omer Aydan Rock Reinforcement and Rock Support

The stability of underground and surface geotechnical structures during and after excavation is of great concern as any kind of instability may result in damage to the environment as well as time-consuming high cost repair work. The forms of instability,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/01/2018

Effective Stress and Equilibrium Equation for Soil Mechanics by Longtan Shao, Xiaoxia Guo, Shiying Liu, Guofeng Zheng Effective Stress and Equilibrium Equation for Soil Mechanics
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The concept of effective stress and the effective stress equation is fundamental for establishing the theory of strength and the relationship of stress and strain in soil mechanics and poromechanics. However, up till now, the physical meaning of effective stress...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/12/2017

Soil Dynamics and Foundation Modeling Offshore and Earthquake Engineering by Junbo Jia Soil Dynamics and Foundation Modeling Offshore and Earthquake Engineering

This book presents a comprehensive topical overview on soil dynamics and foundation modeling in offshore and earthquake engineering. The spectrum of topics include, but is not limited to, soil behavior, soil dynamics, earthquake site response analysis, soil liquefactions, as well...
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/11/2017

Advances in Multi-Physics and Multi-Scale Couplings in Geo-Environmental Mechanics by Francois (IRSTEA, Gremoble, France) Nicot Advances in Multi-Physics and Multi-Scale Couplings in Geo-Environmental Mechanics
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Advances in Multi-Physics and Multi-Scale Couplings in Geo-Environmental Mechanics reunites some of the most recent work from the French research group MeGe GDR (National Research Group on Multiscale and Multiphysics Couplings in Geo-Environmental Mechanics) on the theme of multi-scale and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/11/2017

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Design of Shallow Foundations by Samuel E. French Design of Shallow Foundations

Details a how to procedure for the design of shallow foundations commonly used with low-rise structures of the building codes. This work offers a presentation of both soils and structures, as they relate to shallow foundations, emphasizing soil-structure interaction by...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/03/2018

Karl Terzaghi The Engineer as Artist by Richard E. Goodman Karl Terzaghi The Engineer as Artist

Karl Terzhaghi (1883-1963) is one of the leading civil engineers of this century and widely known as the father of soil mechanics. This critical biography shows Terzaghi's struggle to understand the phenomena observed on many major engineering projects. It explores...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/03/2018

Manual of Soil Laboratory Testing Soil Classification and Compaction Tests by K. H. Head Manual of Soil Laboratory Testing Soil Classification and Compaction Tests

A working manual that covers the basic tests for the classification and compaction characteristics of engineering soils. This book includes the use of flow diagrams, and sets out test data and calculations. It is useful to those engaged in the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/03/2018

Fractured Rock Hydraulics by Fernando Olavo (PROGEO Consultoria de Engenharia Ltda., Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) Franciss Fractured Rock Hydraulics
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Uniquely devoted to hard and fractured rock hydraulics, this advanced-level introduction provides tools to solve practical engineering problems. Chapter I covers the fundamentals of fractured rock hydraulics under a tensor approach. Chapter II presents some key concepts about approximate solutions....
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/04/2018

Other books in this genre

Rockburst Mechanisms, Monitoring, Warning, and Mitigation by Xia-Ting (Institute of Rock and Soil Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences) Feng Rockburst Mechanisms, Monitoring, Warning, and Mitigation
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Rockburst: Mechanisms, Monitoring, Warning and Mitigation invites the most relevant researchers and practitioners worldwide to discuss the rock mechanics phenomenon related to increased stress and energy levels in intact rock introduced by drilling, explosion, blasting and other activities. When critical...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/10/2017

Rock Slope Engineering Civil Applications, Fifth Edition by Duncan C. (Wyllie & Norrish Rock Engineers Ltd., Vancouver, Canada) Wyllie Rock Slope Engineering Civil Applications, Fifth Edition
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Rock Slope Engineering covers the investigation, design, excavation and remediation of man-made rock cuts and natural slopes, primarily for civil engineering applications. It presents design information on structural geology, shear strength of rock and ground water, including weathered rock. Slope...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/10/2017

Rock Slope Engineering Civil Applications by Duncan C. Wyllie Rock Slope Engineering Civil Applications

Rock Slope Engineering covers the investigation, design, excavation and remediation of man-made rock cuts and natural slopes, primarily for civil engineering applications. It presents design information on structural geology, shear strength of rock and ground water, including weathered rock. Slope...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/09/2017

Seismic Performance of Soil-Foundation-Structure Systems Selected Papers from the International Workshop on Seismic Performance of Soil-Foundation-Structure Systems, Auckland, New Zealand, 21-22 Novem by Nawawi Chouw Seismic Performance of Soil-Foundation-Structure Systems Selected Papers from the International Workshop on Seismic Performance of Soil-Foundation-Structure Systems, Auckland, New Zealand, 21-22 Novem

Seismic Performance of Soil-Foundation-Structure Systems presents invited papers presented at the international workshop (University of Auckland, New Zealand, 21-22 November 2016). This international workshop brought together outstanding work in earthquake engineering that embraces a holistic consideration of soilfoundation-structure systems. For...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/09/2017

Geology for Ground Engineering Projects by Chris J. N. Fletcher Geology for Ground Engineering Projects

Bridges the Gap between Geology and Ground Engineering High-quality geological models are crucial for ground engineering projects, but many engineers are not always at ease with the geological terminology and analysis presented in these models, nor with their implications and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/08/2017

Back Analysis in Rock Engineering by Shunsuke (Emeritus Professor, Kobe University, Kobe, Japan) Sakurai Back Analysis in Rock Engineering
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This book provides practicing engineers working in the field of design, construction and monitoring of rock structures such as tunnels and slopes with technical information on how to design, how to excavate and how to monitor the structures during their...
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/08/2017

Principles of Applied Civil Engineering Design Producing Drawings, Specifications, And Cost Estimates For Heavy Civil Projects by Ying-Kit Choi Principles of Applied Civil Engineering Design Producing Drawings, Specifications, And Cost Estimates For Heavy Civil Projects

Walks engineers through standard practice and basic principles needed to prepare quality design and construction documents for a successful infrastructure project. Drawing on more than 30 years of experience, Ying-Kit Choi helps readers understand the interrelationships among contract documents, site...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/08/2017

An Introduction to Soil Mechanics by Arnold Verruijt An Introduction to Soil Mechanics

This textbook offers a superb introduction to theoretical and practical soil mechanics. Special attention is given to the risks of failure in civil engineering, and themes covered include stresses in soils, groundwater flow, consolidation, testing of soils, and stability of...
Format: Mixed media product - Released: 09/08/2017

Discontinuous Deformation Analysis in Rock Mechanics Practice by Yossef H. (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel) Hatzor, Guowei (School of Civil and Resource Engineering Ma Discontinuous Deformation Analysis in Rock Mechanics Practice
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The numerical, discrete element, Discontinuous Deformation Analysis (DDA) method was developed by Dr. Gen-hua Shi while he was working at the University of California, Berkeley, under the supervision of Prof. Richard E. Goodman in the late 1980s. Two-dimensional DDA was...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/07/2017

Risk and Reliability in Geotechnical Engineering by Kok-Kwang (National University of Singapore) Phoon Risk and Reliability in Geotechnical Engineering


Format: Paperback - Released: 26/07/2017

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