Geotechnical Laboratory Measurements for Engineers

Geotechnical Laboratory Measurements for Engineers
Author: John T. Germaine,Amy V. Germaine
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 370
Release: 2009-06-02
ISBN: 0470150939
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geotechnical Laboratory Measurements for Engineers Book Excerpt:

A comprehensive guide to the most useful geotechnical laboratory measurements Cost effective, high quality testing of geo-materials is possible if you understand the important factors and work with nature wisely. Geotechnical Laboratory Measurements for Engineers guides geotechnical engineers and students in conducting efficient testing without sacrificing the quality of results. Useful as both a lab manual for students and as a reference for the practicing geotechnical engineer, the book covers thirty of the most common soil tests, referencing the ASTM standard procedures while helping readers understand what the test is analyzing and how to interpret the results. Features include: Explanations of both the underlying theory of the tests and the standard testing procedures The most commonly-taught laboratory testing methods, plus additional advanced tests Unique discussions of electronic transducers and computer controlled tests not commonly covered in similar texts A support website at www.wiley.com/college/germaine with blank data sheets you can use in recording the results of your tests as well as Microsoft Excel® spreadsheets containing raw data sets supporting the experiments

Fundamentals of Ground Improvement Engineering

Fundamentals of Ground Improvement Engineering
Author: Jeffrey Evans,Daniel Ruffing,David Elton
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 430
Release: 2021-09-17
ISBN: 1000411397
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals of Ground Improvement Engineering Book Excerpt:

Ground improvement has been one of the most dynamic and rapidly evolving areas of geotechnical engineering and construction over the past 40 years. The need to develop sites with marginal soils has made ground improvement an increasingly important core component of geotechnical engineering curricula. Fundamentals of Ground Improvement Engineering addresses the most effective and latest cutting-edge techniques for ground improvement. Key ground improvement methods are introduced that provide readers with a thorough understanding of the theory, design principles, and construction approaches that underpin each method. Major topics are compaction, permeation grouting, vibratory methods, soil mixing, stabilization and solidification, cutoff walls, dewatering, consolidation, geosynthetics, jet grouting, ground freezing, compaction grouting, and earth retention. The book is ideal for undergraduate and graduate-level university students, as well as practitioners seeking fundamental background in these techniques. The numerous problems, with worked examples, photographs, schematics, charts and graphs make it an excellent reference and teaching tool.

Proceedings of the 15th European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering

Proceedings of the 15th European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering
Author: A. Anagnostopoulos,M. Pachakis,Ch. Tsatsanifos
Publsiher: IOS Press
Total Pages: 664
Release: 2013-03-21
ISBN: 1614991995
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Proceedings of the 15th European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering Book Excerpt:

This publication contains the papers presented at the 15th European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ECSMGE), held in Athens, Greece. Considerable progress has been made in recent decades in understanding the engineering behavior of those hard soils and weak rocks that clearly fall into either the field of soil or of rock mechanics, and there have been important developments in design and construction methods to cope with them. Progress would be even more desirable, however, for those materials which fall into the ‘grey’ area between soils and rocks. They present particular challenges due to their diversity, the difficulties and problems arising in their identification and classification, their sampling and testing and in the establishment of suitable models to adequately describe their behavior. The publication aims to provide an updated overview of the existing worldwide knowledge of the geological features, engineering properties and behavior of such hard soils and weak rocks, with particular reference to the design and construction methods and problems associated with these materials. Part 4 was published post-conference and includes Conference Reports.

Triaxial Testing of Soils

Triaxial Testing of Soils
Author: Poul V. Lade
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 438
Release: 2016-05-02
ISBN: 1119106621
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Triaxial Testing of Soils Book Excerpt:

Triaxial Testing of Soils explains how to carry out triaxial tests to demonstrate the effects of soil behaviour on engineering designs. An authoritative and comprehensive manual, it reflects current best practice and instrumentation.References are made throughout to easily accessible articles in the literature and the books focus is on how to obtain high quality experimental results.

Sustainable Construction Materials

Sustainable Construction Materials
Author: Ravindra K. Dhir OBE,Jorge de Brito,Raman Mangabhai,Chao Qun Lye
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2016-10-08
ISBN: 0081009887
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Construction Materials Book Excerpt:

Sustainable Construction Materials: Copper Slag, as part of a series of five, the book aims to promote the use of sustainable construction materials. It is different to the norm and its uniqueness lies in developing a data matrix sourced from 400 publications, contributed by 712 authors from 337 institutions in 40 countries from 1964 to 2015, on the subject of copper slag as a construction material, and systematically, analysisng, evaluating and modelling this information for use in cement, concrete, geotechnics and road pavement applications. Related environmental issues, case studies and standards are also discussed. The work establishes what is already known and can be used. It would also help to avoid repetitive research and save valuable resources, which can instead be directed towards new research to progress the use of sustainable construction materials. The book is structured in an incisive and easy to digest manner. As an excellent reference source, the book is particularly suited for researchers, academics, design engineers, specifiers, contractors, developers and certifying and regulatory authorities, seeking to promote sustainability within the construction sector. Provides an extensive source of valuable database information supported by an exhaustive and comprehensively organized list of globally published literature spanning 40-50 years, up to 2016, with over 400 references Offers an analysis, evaluation, repackaging, and modeling of existing knowledge, encouraging more responsible use of waste materials in construction Presents a wealth of knowledge for use in many sectors relating to the construction profession

Volcanic Rock Mechanics

Volcanic Rock Mechanics
Author: Claudio Olalla,Luis E. Hernandez,Jose Antonio Rodriguez-Losada,Áurea Perucho,Javier González-Gallego
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2017-06-30
ISBN: 0203842383
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Volcanic Rock Mechanics Book Excerpt:

Volcanic Rock Mechanics includes papers and special lectures of the 3rd International Workshop on Volcanic Rocks, Rock Mechanics and Geo-Engineering in Volcanic Environments, which was held within the framework of the Congress Cities on Volcanoes6-Tenerife 2010 (Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, Spain, 31 May 4 June 2010). The book is a comprehensiv

Manual of Geotechnical Laboratory Soil Testing

Manual of Geotechnical Laboratory Soil Testing
Author: Bashir Ahmed Mir
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 414
Release: 2021-10-04
ISBN: 1000456951
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Manual of Geotechnical Laboratory Soil Testing Book Excerpt:

Manual of Geotechnical Laboratory Soil Testing covers 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.

Characterisation and Engineering Properties of Natural Soils Two Volume Set

Characterisation and Engineering Properties of Natural Soils  Two Volume Set
Author: T.S. Tan,K.K. Phoon,D.W. Hight,S. Leroueil
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 1268
Release: 2006-11-16
ISBN: 0415889510
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Characterisation and Engineering Properties of Natural Soils Two Volume Set Book Excerpt:

Following on from the first two volumes, published in 2002, volumes 3 and 4 of Characterisation and Engineering Properties of Natural Soils review laboratory testing, in-situ testing, and methods of characterising natural soil variability, illustrated by actual site data. Less well-documented soil types are highlighted and the various papers take i

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: 8083
Release: 2019-07-19
ISBN: 0429632010
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering for Protection and Development of Environment and Constructions Book Excerpt:

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 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: 946
Release: 2012-07-24
ISBN: 1118133595
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.

Characterisation and Engineering Properties of Natural Soils

Characterisation and Engineering Properties of Natural Soils
Author: T. S. Tan
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 836
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9789058095381
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Characterisation and Engineering Properties of Natural Soils Book Excerpt:

This first volume of a specialty 2-volume work 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.

Nondestructive and Automated Testing for Soil and Rock Properties

Nondestructive and Automated Testing for Soil and Rock Properties
Author: W. Allen Marr,Charles Fairhurst
Publsiher: ASTM International
Total Pages: 326
Release: 1999
ISBN: 0803124937
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nondestructive and Automated Testing for Soil and Rock Properties Book Excerpt:

Foundation Engineering Handbook

Foundation Engineering Handbook
Author: Hsai-Yang Fang
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 923
Release: 2013-06-29
ISBN: 1475752717
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Foundation Engineering Handbook Book Excerpt:

More than ten years have passed since the first edition was published. During that period there have been a substantial number of changes in geotechnical engineering, especially in the applications of foundation engineering. As the world population increases, more land is needed and many soil deposits previously deemed unsuitable for residential housing or other construction projects are now being used. Such areas include problematic soil regions, mining subsidence areas, and sanitary landfills. To overcome the problems associated with these natural or man-made soil deposits, new and improved methods of analysis, design, and implementation are needed in foundation construction. As society develops and living standards rise, tall buildings, transportation facilities, and industrial complexes are increasingly being built. Because of the heavy design loads and the complicated environments, the traditional design concepts, construction materials, methods, and equipment also need improvement. Further, recent energy and material shortages have caused additional burdens on the engineering profession and brought about the need to seek alternative or cost-saving methods for foundation design and construction.

Geotechnical Engineering of Dams

Geotechnical Engineering of Dams
Author: Robin Fell
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 934
Release: 2005-01-10
ISBN: 0415889324
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geotechnical Engineering of Dams Book Excerpt:

Geotechnical Engineering of Dams provides a comprehensive text on the geotechnical and geological aspects of the investigations for and the design and construction of new dams. In addition, much attention is paid to the review and assessment of existing dams. The main emphasis of this work is on embankment dams, but much of the text, particularly t

Tunnels and Underground Cities Engineering and Innovation Meet Archaeology Architecture and Art

Tunnels and Underground Cities  Engineering and Innovation Meet Archaeology  Architecture and Art
Author: Daniele Peila,Giulia Viggiani,Tarcisio Celestino
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2019-04-17
ISBN: 0429755023
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tunnels and Underground Cities Engineering and Innovation Meet Archaeology Architecture and Art Book Excerpt:

Tunnels and Underground Cities: Engineering and Innovation meet Archaeology, Architecture and Art contains the contributions presented at the World Tunnel Congress 2019 (Naples, Italy, 3-9 May 2019). The use of underground space is continuing to grow, due to global urbanization, public demand for efficient transportation, and energy saving, production and distribution. The growing need for space at ground level, along with its continuous value increase and the challenges of energy saving and achieving sustainable development objectives, demand greater and better use of the underground space to ensure that it supports sustainable, resilient and more liveable cities. This vision was the source of inspiration for the design of the logos of both the International (ITA) and Italian (SIG) Tunnelling Association. By placing key infrastructures underground – the black circle in the logos – it will be possible to preserve and enhance the quality of the space at ground level – the green line. In order to consider and value underground space usage together with human and social needs, engineers, architects, and artists will have to learn to collaborate and develop an interdisciplinary design approach that addresses functionality, safety, aesthetics and quality of life, and adaptability to future and varied functions. The 700 contributions cover a wide range of topics, from more traditional subjects connected to technical challenges of design and construction of underground works, with emphasis on innovation in tunneling engineering, to less conventional and archetypically Italian themes such as archaeology, architecture, and art. The book has the following main themes: Archaeology, Architecture and Art in underground construction; Environment sustainability in underground construction; Geological and geotechnical knowledge and requirements for project implementation; Ground improvement in underground constructions; Innovation in underground engineering, materials and equipment; Long and deep tunnels; Public communication and awareness; Risk management, contracts and financial aspects; Safety in underground construction; Strategic use of underground space for resilient cities; Urban tunnels. Tunnels and Underground Cities: Engineering and Innovation meet Archaeology, Architecture and Art is a valuable reference text for tunneling specialists, owners, engineers, architects and others involved in underground planning, design and building around the world, and for academics who are interested in underground constructions and geotechnics.

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

Engineering Seismology with Applications to Geotechnical Engineering

Engineering Seismology with Applications to Geotechnical Engineering
Author: Öz Yilmaz
Publsiher: SEG Books
Total Pages: 966
Release: 2015-05-20
ISBN: 1580603297
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Engineering Seismology with Applications to Geotechnical Engineering Book Excerpt:

The scope of engineering seismology includes geotechnical site investigations for buildings and engineering infrastructures, such as dams, levees, bridges, and tunnels, landslide and active-fault investigations, seismic microzonation, and geophysical investigations of historic buildings. These projects require multidisciplinary participation by the geologist, geophysicist, and geotechnical and earthquake engineers. A key objective of this book (SEG Investigations in Geophysics Series No. 17) by Öz Yilmaz is to encourage the specialists from these disciplines to apply the seismic method to solve the many challenging engineering problems they face. The broader scope of engineering seismology also includes exploration of earth resources, including groundwater exploration, coal and mineral exploration, and geothermal exploration. While focusing on the application of the seismic method to geotechnical site investigations, this book includes many case studies in all of the applications of engineering seismology.

Dynamic Geotechnical Testing II

Dynamic Geotechnical Testing II
Author: Ronald J. Ebelhar,Vincent P. Drnevich
Publsiher: ASTM International
Total Pages: 433
Release: 1994
ISBN: 0803118775
Category: Dinamik test etme- Kongreler
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dynamic Geotechnical Testing II Book Excerpt:

Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering

Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering
Author: D.L. Shah,A.V. Shroff
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 552
Release: 2003-01-01
ISBN: 9789058092359
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering Book Excerpt:

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 for Mine Waste Storage Facilities

Geotechnical Engineering for Mine Waste Storage Facilities
Author: Geoffrey E. Blight
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 498
Release: 2009-11-16
ISBN: 1134999429
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geotechnical Engineering for Mine Waste Storage Facilities Book Excerpt:

The book is a comprehensive treatment of the application of geotechnical engineering to site selection, site exploration, design, operation and closure of mine waste storage facilities.The level and content are suitable as a technical source and reference for practising engineers engaged both in the design and operational management of mine waste s