Geotechnical Engineering in Residual Soils

Geotechnical Engineering in Residual Soils
Author: Laurence D. Wesley
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2010-08-05
ISBN: 9780470644386
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geotechnical Engineering in Residual Soils Book Excerpt:

Wiley has long held a pre-eminent position as a publisher of books on geotechnical engineering, with a particular strength in soil behavior and soil mechanics, at both the academic and professional level. This reference will be the first book focused entirely on the unique engineering properties of residual soil. Given the predominance of residual soils in the under-developed parts of the United States and the Southern Hemisphere, and the increasing rate of new construction in these regions, the understanding of residual soils is expected to increase in importance in the coming years. This book will be written for the practicing geotechnical engineer working to any degree with residual soils. It will describe the unique properties of residual soil and provide innovative design techniques for building on it safely.The author will draw on his 30 years of practical experience as a practicing geotechnical engineer, imbuing the work with real world examples and practice problems influenced by his work in South America and Southeast Asia.

Fundamentals of Soil Mechanics for Sedimentary and Residual Soils

Fundamentals of Soil Mechanics for Sedimentary and Residual Soils
Author: Laurence D. Wesley
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 431
Release: 2009-08-24
ISBN: 0470376260
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals of Soil Mechanics for Sedimentary and Residual Soils Book Excerpt:

Introducing the first integrated coverage of sedimentary and residual soil engineering Despite its prevalence in under-developed parts of the United States and most tropical and sub-tropical countries, residual soil is often characterized as a mere extension of conventional soil mechanics in many textbooks. Now, with the rapid growth of construction in these regions, it is essential to gain a fuller understanding of residual soils and their properties—one that's based on an integrated approach to the study of residual and sedimentary soils. One text puts this understanding well within reach: Fundamentals of Soil Mechanics for Sedimentary and Residual Soils. The first resource to provide equal treatment of both residual and sedimentary soils and their unique engineering properties, this skill-building guide offers: A concise introduction to basic soil mechanics, stress-strain behavior, testing, and design In-depth coverage that spans the full scope of soil engineering, from bearing capacity and foundation design to the stability of slopes A focus on concepts and principles rather than methods, helping you avoid idealized versions of soil behavior and maintain a design approach that is consistent with real soils of the natural world An abundance of worked problems throughout, demonstrating in some cases that conventional design techniques applicable to sedimentary soils are not valid for residual soils Numerous end-of-chapter exercises supported by an online solutions manual Full chapter-ending references Taken together, Fundamentals of Soil Mechanics for Sedimentary and Residual Soils is a comprehensive, balanced soil engineering sourcebook that will prove indispensable for practitioners and students in civil engineering, geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, and geology.

Handbook of Tropical Residual Soils Engineering

Handbook of Tropical Residual Soils Engineering
Author: Bujang B.K. Huat,David G. Toll,Arun Prasad
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 536
Release: 2012-05-24
ISBN: 0415457319
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Tropical Residual Soils Engineering Book Excerpt:

Residual soils are found in many parts of the world. Like other soils, they are used extensively in construction, either to build upon, or as construction material. They are formed when the rate of rock weathering is more rapid than transportation of the weathered particles by e.g., water, gravity and wind, which results in a large share of the soils formed remaining in place. The soils typically retain many of the characteristics of the parent rock. In a tropical region, residual soil layers can be very thick, sometimes extending to hundreds of meters before reaching un-weathered rock. Unlike the more familiar transported sediment soil, the engineering properties and behaviour of tropical residual soils may vary widely from place to place depending upon the rock of origin and the local climate during their formation; and hence are more difficult to predict and model mathematically. Despite their abundance and significance our knowledge and understanding of these soils is not as extensive as that of transported sediment soil. Written by residual soil specialists from various parts of the world, this unique handbook presents data, knowledge and expertise on the subject. It provides insight into the engineering behaviour of tropical residual soils, which will be applicable to small or extensive construction works worldwide on such soils. This book covers almost all aspects of residual soils, from genesis, classification, formation, sampling and testing to behaviour of weakly bonded and unsaturated soil, volume change and shear strength. It features chapters on applications in slopes and foundation, as well as dedicated parts on residual soils in India, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia. A large number of graphs, tables, maps and references throughout the text provide further detail and insight. This volume is intended as a reference guide for practitioners, researchers and advanced students in civil, construction and geological engineering. Unique in its coverage of the subject, it may serve as a standard that benefits every engineer involved in geological, foundation and construction work in tropical residual soils.

Mechanics of Residual Soils Second Edition

Mechanics of Residual Soils  Second Edition
Author: Geoffrey E. Blight,Eng Choon Leong
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2017-05-22
ISBN: 9781138072244
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mechanics of Residual Soils Second Edition Book Excerpt:

Residual soils are found in many parts of the world and are used extensively as construction materials for roads, embankments and dams, and to support the foundations of buildings, bridges and load-bearing pavements. The characteristics and engineering properties of residual soils can differ significantly from those of the more familiar transported soils. The fact that residual soils occur often in areas with tropical and sub-tropical climates and (extensively) in semi-arid climates, adds another dimension to their engineering performance, that of unsaturation. Although there are many books that deal with the mechanics of soils, these are based mainly on the characteristics and behaviour of saturated transported soils. The first edition of this book was the first book to be written specifically about the mechanics of residual soils. The book was prepared by a panel of authors drawn from the Technical Committee on Tropical and Residual Soils of the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering. It was written as a practical professional guide for geotechnical engineers working with residual soils. The second edition has retained the valuable information contained in the first edition. The present editors and authors have extensively revised and augmented the content to bring it completely up to date, adding significantly to the sections on unsaturated soil mechanics and expanding the range and number of instructive case histories. Furthermore, sections on pedocretes, dispersive soils and karst have been added.

Tropical Residual Soils Engineering

Tropical Residual Soils Engineering
Author: B.B.K. Huat,See Sew Gue,Faisal Haji Ali
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2004-06-15
ISBN: 0203024621
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tropical Residual Soils Engineering Book Excerpt:

Focused on tropical areas and their unique problems and issues, this work examines all aspects of residual soils engineering, including both theoretical and practical aspects. This book gives the practitioner a thorough understanding of the characteristics of these soil types, their formation and their material properties, while guidelines on appli

Geotechnical Engineering

Geotechnical Engineering
Author: C. Venkatramaiah
Publsiher: New Age International
Total Pages: 926
Release: 2006
ISBN: 8122417930
Category: Foundations
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geotechnical Engineering Book Excerpt:

This Book Is The Outcome Of The Authors Long Teaching Experience And Has Been Designed To Meet The Needs Of Civil Engineering Curricula For The Courses In Soil Mechanics And Foundation Engineering Of Indian Universities. The Book Has Been Written Mainly In The S.I. Units, Although Some Problems And Examples In The M.K.S. System Have Been Included For Convenience During The Period Of Transition.The Concepts Have Been Developed Systematically In Lucid Language, Sufficient Number Of Well-Graded Numerical Examples And Problems For Solution Have Been Included, And The Answers For The Latter Have Been Given At The End Of The Book. Summary Of Main Points And Chapter-Wise References Have Been Given At The End Of Each Chapter. References Are Made To The Relevant Indian Standard At Appropriate Places.The Book Covers The Syllabus In Geotechnical Engineering For The Degree And Diploma Students In Civil Engineering And Is Designed To Be Useful To Practicing Engineers As Well.

Mechanics of Residual Soils

Mechanics of Residual Soils
Author: Charles Sidebottom
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2012-05-03
ISBN: 0203114701
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mechanics of Residual Soils Book Excerpt:

Residual soils are found in many parts of the world and are used extensively as construction materials for roads, embankments and dams, and to support the foundations of buildings, bridges and load-bearing pavements. The characteristics and engineering properties of residual soils can differ significantly from those of the more familiar transported

Geotechnical Engineering in Tropical and Residual Soils

Geotechnical Engineering in Tropical and Residual Soils
Author: University of Auckland. School of Engineering,University of Auckland. Centre for Continuing Education
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1994
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geotechnical Engineering in Tropical and Residual Soils Book Excerpt:

Tropical Residual Soils

Tropical Residual Soils
Author: Geological Society of London. Engineering Group. Working Party
Publsiher: Geological Society of London
Total Pages: 184
Release: 1997
ISBN: 9781897799383
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tropical Residual Soils Book Excerpt:

In the tropics, residual soils probably form the largest group with which the engineer has to deal. Being formed in situ, these soils have particular characteristics that distinguish them from material deposited from transported soils.

Characterisation and Engineering Properties of Natural Soils

Characterisation and Engineering Properties of Natural Soils
Author: T. S. Tan
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 1531
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9789058095398
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Characterisation and Engineering Properties of Natural Soils Book Excerpt:

This second volume of a specialty 2-volume works contains 34 papers pertaining to the natural behaviour of diverse geomaterials found in different parts of the world. Each paper is organized along the outline: location and distribution, engineering geology, composition, state and index properties, structure, engineering properties, quality / reliability of data with reference to methods of sampling and testing, and relation to engineering problems. This extensive body of collated knowledge is integrated by three overview papers covering engineering geology, mechanical behaviour and engineering implications. Topics: Overview papers; Marine clays; Eastuarine Clays; Lacustrine clays; Stiff clays; Sands and other cohesionless soils; Residual and other tropical Soils; Weak rock.

Mechanics of Residual Soils Second Edition

Mechanics of Residual Soils  Second Edition
Author: Geoffrey E. Blight,Eng Choon Leong
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2012-05-03
ISBN: 0415621208
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mechanics of Residual Soils Second Edition Book Excerpt:

Residual soils are found in many parts of the world and are used extensively as construction materials for roads, embankments and dams, and to support the foundations of buildings, bridges and load-bearing pavements. The characteristics and engineering properties of residual soils can differ significantly from those of the more familiar transported soils. The fact that residual soils occur often in areas with tropical and sub-tropical climates and (extensively) in semi-arid climates, adds another dimension to their engineering performance, that of unsaturation. Although there are many books that deal with the mechanics of soils, these are based mainly on the characteristics and behaviour of saturated transported soils. The first edition of this book was the first book to be written specifically about the mechanics of residual soils. The book was prepared by a panel of authors drawn from the Technical Committee on Tropical and Residual Soils of the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering. It was written as a practical professional guide for geotechnical engineers working with residual soils. The second edition has retained the valuable information contained in the first edition. The present editors and authors have extensively revised and augmented the content to bring it completely up to date, adding significantly to the sections on unsaturated soil mechanics and expanding the range and number of instructive case histories. Furthermore, sections on pedocretes, dispersive soils and karst have been added.

Unsaturated Soils Advances in Geo Engineering

Unsaturated Soils  Advances in Geo Engineering
Author: D.G. Toll,C.E. Augarde,D. Gallipoli,S.J. Wheeler
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 1006
Release: 2008-06-23
ISBN: 0203884434
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unsaturated Soils Advances in Geo Engineering Book Excerpt:

Unsaturated Soils: Advances in Geo-Engineering comprises 136 contributions from leading international researchers and practitioners, presented at the First European Conference on Unsaturated Soils (Durham, UK, 2-4 July 2008). The papers report on the latest advances in geo-engineering aspects of unsaturated soils. It is the first collection to focu

Soils of Malaysia

Soils of Malaysia
Author: Muhammad Aqeel Ashraf,Radziah Othman,Che Fauziah Ishak
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2017-09-22
ISBN: 1351998579
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Soils of Malaysia Book Excerpt:

There are approximately 500 different soil varieties in Malaysia, most is residual soil and coastal alluvial soil. This book presents a comprehensive overview of various aspects of soils in Malaysia. It covers topics including climate; flora and fauna; geology and hydrology; land use changes for agriculture; soil fertility; human-induced soil degradation; and soil contamination sources. It features information on the role of biological, chemical, mechanical, and physical factors in relation to soil properties. The book highlights land use impact, soil problems arising from contamination and its control methods, the management of problem soils, limiting materials as well as future soil issues. The presentation of different soils in Malaysia is organized through chapters based on two major soil groups (a) the sedentary soils formed in the interior on a wide range of rock types, and (b) the soils of the coastal alluvial plains. The book features information on how these various soil types affect the economy of the country and highlights the soil issues and challenges within the context of sustainable agriculture. Useful to graduate students of soil science, professionals, and agriculturalists, it provides extensive knowledge of agriculture soils in Malaysia in a concise and user-friendly manner.

Geotechnical Engineering in the XXI Century Lessons learned and future challenges

Geotechnical Engineering in the XXI Century  Lessons learned and future challenges
Author: N.P. López-Acosta,E. Martínez-Hernández,A.L. Espinosa-Santiago
Publsiher: IOS Press
Total Pages: 3004
Release: 2019-11-26
ISBN: 1643680315
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geotechnical Engineering in the XXI Century Lessons learned and future challenges Book Excerpt:

The first Pan-American Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (PCSMGE) was held in Mexico in 1959. Every 4 years since then, PCSMGE has brought together the geotechnical engineering community from all over the world to discuss the problems, solutions and future challenges facing this engineering sector. Sixty years after the first conference, the 2019 edition returns to Mexico. This book, Geotechnical Engineering in the XXI Century: Lessons learned and future challenges, presents the proceedings of the XVI Pan-American Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (XVI PCSMGE), held in Cancun, Mexico, from 17 – 20 November 2019. Of the 393 full papers submitted, 335 were accepted for publication after peer review. They are included here organized into 19 technical sessions, and cover a wide range of themes related to geotechnical engineering in the 21st century. Topics covered include: laboratory and in-situ testing; analytical and physical modeling in geotechnics; numerical modeling in geotechnics; unsaturated soils; soft soils; foundations and retaining structures; excavations and tunnels; offshore geotechnics; transportation in geotechnics; natural hazards; embankments and tailings dams; soils dynamics and earthquake engineering; ground improvement; sustainability and geo-environment; preservation of historic sites; forensics engineering; rock mechanics; education; and energy geotechnics. Providing a state-of-the-art overview of research into innovative and challenging applications in the field, the book will be of interest to all those working in soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering. In this proceedings, 58% of the contributions are in English, and 42% of the contributions are in Spanish or Portuguese.

Geotechnical Engineering Properties of Residual Soils Originated from Granite in Malaysia

Geotechnical Engineering Properties of Residual Soils Originated from Granite in Malaysia
Author: H. Todo
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 160
Release: 1989
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Engineering geology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geotechnical Engineering Properties of Residual Soils Originated from Granite in Malaysia Book Excerpt:

Geotechnical Engineering

Geotechnical Engineering
Author: Ken K. S. Ho,K. S. Li
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 1006
Release: 2001
ISBN: 9789058092502
Category: Engineering geology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geotechnical Engineering Book Excerpt:

Technology and Practice in Geotechnical Engineering

Technology and Practice in Geotechnical Engineering
Author: Adeyeri, Joseph B.
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 836
Release: 2014-09-30
ISBN: 1466665068
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Technology and Practice in Geotechnical Engineering Book Excerpt:

Knowledge surrounding the behavior of earth materials is important to a number of industries, including the mining and construction industries. Further research into the field of geotechnical engineering can assist in providing the tools necessary to analyze the condition and properties of the earth. Technology and Practice in Geotechnical Engineering brings together theory and practical application, thus offering a unified and thorough understanding of soil mechanics. Highlighting illustrative examples, technological applications, and theoretical and foundational concepts, this book is a crucial reference source for students, practitioners, contractors, architects, and builders interested in the functions and mechanics of sedimentary materials.

Proceedings of the 5th Indian Young Geotechnical Engineers Conference 5IYGEC

Proceedings of the 5th Indian Young Geotechnical Engineers Conference  5IYGEC
Author: D L Shah,L S Thakur,J C Shukla,N H Joshi
Publsiher: Shweta Publications
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2015-03-14
ISBN: 1427655278
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Proceedings of the 5th Indian Young Geotechnical Engineers Conference 5IYGEC Book Excerpt:

Extended Abstracts of Research Papers Published in 5IYGEC: The 5th Indian Young Geotechnical Engineers Conference, organized by Indian Geotechnical Society to commemorate Silver Jubilee of IGS, Baroda Chapter.

Aquananotechnology

Aquananotechnology
Author: David E. Reisner,T. Pradeep
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 887
Release: 2014-09-24
ISBN: 0415621275
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aquananotechnology Book Excerpt:

The world’s fresh water supplies are dwindling rapidly—even wastewater is now considered an asset. By 2025, most of the world's population will be facing serious water stresses and shortages. Aquananotechnology: Global Prospects breaks new ground with its informative and innovative introduction of the application of nanotechnology to the remediation of contaminated water for drinking and industrial use. It provides a comprehensive overview, from a global perspective, of the latest research and developments in the use of nanotechnology for water purification and desalination methods. The book also covers approaches to remediation such as high surface area nanoscale media for adsorption of toxic species, UV treatment of pathogens, and regeneration of saturated media with applications in municipal water supplies, produced water from fracking, ballast water, and more. It also discusses membranes, desalination, sensing, engineered polymers, magnetic nanomaterials, electrospun nanofibers, photocatalysis, endocrine disruptors, and Al13 clusters. It explores physics-based phenomena such as subcritical water and cavitation-induced sonoluminescence, and fog harvesting. With contributions from experts in developed and developing countries, including those with severe contamination, such as China, India, and Pakistan, the book’s content spans a wide range of the subject areas that fall under the aquananotechnology banner, either squarely or tangentially. The book strongly emphasizes sorption media, with broad application to a myriad of contaminants—both geogenic and anthropogenic—keeping in mind that it is not enough for water to be potable, it must also be palatable.

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: 2012-07-30
ISBN: 1118280504
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unsaturated Soil Mechanics in Engineering Practice Book Excerpt:

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.