The Application of Polymeric Reinforcement in Soil Retaining Structures

The Application of Polymeric Reinforcement in Soil Retaining Structures
Author: P.M. Jarrett,Alan McGown
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 648
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN: 9400914059
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Application of Polymeric Reinforcement in Soil Retaining Structures Book Excerpt:

Polymeric materials are being used in earthworks construction with ever increasing frequency. The term "Geosynthetics" was recently coined to encompass a diverse range of polymeric products designed for geotechnical purposes. One such purpose is the tensile reinforcement of soil~. As ten sile reinforcement, polymers have been used in the form of textiles, grids, linear strips and single filaments to reinforce earth structures such as road embankments, steep slopes and vertically faced soil retaining walls. A considerable number of retaining structures have been successfully con structed using the tensile reinforcing properties of "geosynthetics" as their primary means of stabilization. Despite such successes sufficient uncertainty exists concerning the performance of these new materials, their manner of interaction with the soil and the new design methods needed, that many authorities are still reticent concerning their use in permanent works. This book represents the proceedings of a NATO Advanced Research Workshop on the "Application of Polymeric Reinforcement in Soil Retaining Struc tures" held at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario from June 8 to June 12, 1987. The initial concept for the workshop occur red during the ISSMFE Conference in San Francisco in 1985 when a group of geotextile researchers mooted the idea of hoiding a "prediction exercise" to test analytical and design methods for such structures.

Novel Issues on Unsaturated Soil Mechanics and Rock Engineering

Novel Issues on Unsaturated Soil Mechanics and Rock Engineering
Author: Laureano R. Hoyos,John S. McCartney
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 227
Release: 2018-10-29
ISBN: 3030019357
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Novel Issues on Unsaturated Soil Mechanics and Rock Engineering Book Excerpt:

This volume discusses issues related to unsaturated soil mechanics and rock engineering based on technical papers focusing on two important topics in geotechnical engineering: (1) the characterization of unsaturated soils, and (2) the investigation of rock properties. The research studies on unsaturated soils include the characterization techniques of the unsaturated soils. The studies on rock properties include thermo-hydro-mechanical behavior of gypsum rock, soft rocks capacity, role of rock strength in blastability, indirect methods to estimate rock strength, and variations in isotope distributions in Permian rocks. The two broad themes in this collection, as summarized above, are representative of local challenges facing geotechnical engineers in the Middle East, but their contributions can also be extended to other regions of the world. The volume is based on the best contributions to the 2nd GeoMEast International Congress and Exhibition on Sustainable Civil Infrastructures, Egypt 2018 – The official international congress of the Soil-Structure Interaction Group in Egypt (SSIGE).

Advances in Engineering Materials Structures and Systems Innovations Mechanics and Applications

Advances in Engineering Materials  Structures and Systems  Innovations  Mechanics and Applications
Author: Alphose Zingoni
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 882
Release: 2019-08-21
ISBN: 0429761171
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Engineering Materials Structures and Systems Innovations Mechanics and Applications Book Excerpt:

Advances in Engineering Materials, Structures and Systems: Innovations, Mechanics and Applications comprises 411 papers that were presented at SEMC 2019, the Seventh International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation, held in Cape Town, South Africa, from 2 to 4 September 2019. The subject matter reflects the broad scope of SEMC conferences, and covers a wide variety of engineering materials (both traditional and innovative) and many types of structures. The many topics featured in these Proceedings can be classified into six broad categories that deal with: (i) the mechanics of materials and fluids (elasticity, plasticity, flow through porous media, fluid dynamics, fracture, fatigue, damage, delamination, corrosion, bond, creep, shrinkage, etc); (ii) the mechanics of structures and systems (structural dynamics, vibration, seismic response, soil-structure interaction, fluid-structure interaction, response to blast and impact, response to fire, structural stability, buckling, collapse behaviour); (iii) the numerical modelling and experimental testing of materials and structures (numerical methods, simulation techniques, multi-scale modelling, computational modelling, laboratory testing, field testing, experimental measurements); (iv) innovations and special structures (nanostructures, adaptive structures, smart structures, composite structures, bio-inspired structures, shell structures, membranes, space structures, lightweight structures, long-span structures, tall buildings, wind turbines, etc); (v) design in traditional engineering materials (steel, concrete, steel-concrete composite, aluminium, masonry, timber, glass); (vi) the process of structural engineering (conceptualisation, planning, analysis, design, optimization, construction, assembly, manufacture, testing, maintenance, monitoring, assessment, repair, strengthening, retrofitting, decommissioning). The SEMC 2019 Proceedings will be of interest to civil, structural, mechanical, marine and aerospace engineers. Researchers, developers, practitioners and academics in these disciplines will find them useful. Two versions of the papers are available. Short versions, intended to be concise but self-contained summaries of the full papers, are in this printed book. The full versions of the papers are in the e-book.

Deep Excavations in Soil

Deep Excavations in Soil
Author: John Endicott
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 213
Release: 2020-08-04
ISBN: 1000077098
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Deep Excavations in Soil Book Excerpt:

The book describes the theory and current practices for design of earth lateral support for deep excavations in soil. It addresses basic principles of soil mechanics and explains how these principles are embodied in design methods including hand calculations. It then introduces the use of numerical methods including the fundamental “beam on springs” models, and then more sophisticated computer programmes which can model soil as a continuum in two or three dimensions. Constitutive relationships are introduced that are in use for representing the behaviour of soil including a strain hardening model, and a Cam Clay model including groundwater flow and coupled consolidation. These methods are illustrated by reference to practical applications and case histories from the author’s direct experience, and some of the pitfalls that can occur are discussed. Theory and design are strongly tied to construction practice, with emphasis on monitoring the retaining structures and movement of surrounding ground and structures, in the context of safety and the Observational Method. Examples are presented for conventional “Bottom-up” and “Top-down” sequences, along with hybrid sequences giving tips on how to optimise the design and effect economies of cost and time for construction. It is written for practising geotechnical, civil and structural engineers, and especially for senior and MSc students.

Soil Nailing

Soil Nailing
Author: Raymond Cheung,Ken Ho
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2021-03-12
ISBN: 1000351777
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Soil Nailing Book Excerpt:

Soil nailing is an in situ soil reinforcement technique that can be used to enhance the stability of slopes, retaining walls, embankments, and excavations. It involves installation of closely spaced, relatively slender unstressed tension-carrying structural elements into the ground to stabilize the soil mass. These elements, which are called soil nails, comprise steel or other engineering materials such as fiber reinforced polymer. Soil nailing did not gain popularity until the 1970s when engineers started to realize that the technique could offer an effective, robust, and economical reinforcing system for a variety of ground conditions. More importantly, the track record has been excellent in that no major collapses have been reported in properly designed and well-constructed soil nailed structures so far. Considerable experience and knowledge of the technique have been gained in the past few decades through systematic technical development work comprising laboratory tests, numerical modeling, physical modeling, site trials and field monitoring covering design, and construction practices. Soil Nailing: A Practical Guide consolidates the experience and advances made in the development and use of the soil nailing technique and encourages a wider adoption of the technique by practitioners. The book is intended for use by postgraduate students, researchers, and practicing civil and geotechnical engineers, who wish to have a more in-depth and fundamental understanding of the theory and practice behind the technique. It presents the basic principles of the technique as well as state-of-the-art knowledge and recommended standard of good practice in respect of design, construction, monitoring, and maintenance of soil nailed structures.

The Practice of Soil Reinforcing in Europe

The Practice of Soil Reinforcing in Europe
Author: Terry S. Ingold
Publsiher: Thomas Telford
Total Pages: 330
Release: 1995
ISBN: 9780727720832
Category: Geosynthetics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Practice of Soil Reinforcing in Europe Book Excerpt:

This book provides details of the materials, design considerations, applications and construction techniques currently employed in Europe. Topics covered include the development and use of polymetric reinforcement, basal reinforcement, the use of reinforced soil structures in landfill, and ballistic soil nailing.

Soft Soil Engineering

Soft Soil Engineering
Author: Dave H. Chan,K. Tim Law
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 808
Release: 2006-09-28
ISBN: 9781439833926
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Soft Soil Engineering Book Excerpt:

Soft soils present particular challenges to engineers and an understanding of the specific characteristics of these soils is indispensable. Laboratory techniques such as numerical modelling, theoretical analysis and constitutive modelling give new insights into soft soil material behaviour, while large-scale testing in the field provides important information in areas such as slope stability and soft soil improvements. This collection of papers from the Fourth International Conference on Soft Soil Engineering, Vancouver, 2006, presents an international appraisal of current research and new advances in engineering practices, illustrating the theory with relevant case studies. Geotechnical professionals, engineers, academics and researchers working in the areas of soft ground engineering and soft soil engineering will find this a valuable book.

Performance of Reinforced Soil Structures

Performance of Reinforced Soil Structures
Author: Alan McGown,Khen Yeo,K. Z. Andrawes
Publsiher: Thomas Telford
Total Pages: 628
Release: 1991
ISBN: 9780727716378
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Performance of Reinforced Soil Structures Book Excerpt:

The following is just a selection of the contents - Theory and design related to the performance of reinforced soil structures - A study of the influence of soil on the reinforcement load in polymer grid reinforced soil structures - Cellular retaining walls reinforced by geosynthetics:behaviour and design - The results of pull out tests caried out in PFA on a reinforced and unreinforced soil walls - In-situ techniques of reinforced soil - Design and field test on reinforced cut slope - Reinforcing a sand slope surrorting a footing using steel bars - Discussion of papers in session 4 - Effect of reinforcement in embankment - Session Summary

Earth Reinforcement and Soil Structures

Earth Reinforcement and Soil Structures
Author: Colin J F P Jones
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2013-10-22
ISBN: 148310446X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Earth Reinforcement and Soil Structures Book Excerpt:

Earth Reinforcement and Soil Structures provides a coverage of the basic aspects of reinforced soil. The book is comprised of 12 chapters that cover the theoretical elements up to the practical applications. The first two chapters provide the introduction and historical review of the subject of reinforced soil. The third chapter presents a catalogue of some of the application areas for the use of earth reinforcement, while the fourth chapter covers the theoretical concepts. The next six chapters deal with the practical aspects of earth reinforcements, such as design, construction, costs, and durability. The remaining two chapters provide some worked examples and discuss the developments in earth reinforcement, respectively. The text will be of great use to undergraduate students of civil engineering and other related fields.

Handbook of Quay Walls

Handbook of Quay Walls
Author: J.G. de Gijt,M.L. Broeken
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 748
Release: 2005-09-12
ISBN: 9780415364393
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Quay Walls Book Excerpt:

Essential knowledge for the planning, design, execution and maintenance of quay walls, plus general information about historic developments and lessons gained from observation of ports in various countries. Technical chapters are followed by a detailed calculation of a quay wall, based on semi-probabilistic design procedure, which applies the theory presented earlier. Quay Walls will interest anyone involved in the design, construction and use of quay walls, including designers, contractors, engineers, operators and managers. It also provides a rich source of basic information for students and professionals.

Soil Retaining Structures

Soil Retaining Structures
Author: Klaas Jan Bakker
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2000-01-01
ISBN: 9789058093219
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Soil Retaining Structures Book Excerpt:

Models for structural analysis are needed in order to design safe and reliable soil-retaining structures. This study evaluates numerical models, mostly based on finite element techniques. This book provides a frame of reference for verification and validation of these models.

Soil Mechanics in Engineering Practice

Soil Mechanics in Engineering Practice
Author: Karl Terzaghi,Ralph B. Peck,Gholamreza Mesri
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 579
Release: 1996-02-07
ISBN: 0471086584
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Soil Mechanics in Engineering Practice Book Excerpt:

This book is one of the best-known and most respected books in geotechnical engineering. In its third edition, it presents both theoretical and practical knowledge of soil mechanics in engineering. It features expanded coverage of vibration problems, mechanics of drainage, passive earth pressure, and consolidation.

The Engineering of Foundations Slopes and Retaining Structures

The Engineering of Foundations  Slopes and Retaining Structures
Author: Rodrigo Salgado
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 994
Release: 2022-06-01
ISBN: 1351818376
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Engineering of Foundations Slopes and Retaining Structures Book Excerpt:

The Engineering of Foundations, Slopes and Retaining Structures rigorously covers the construction, analysis, and design of shallow and deep foundations, as well as retaining structures and slopes. It includes complete coverage of soil mechanics and site investigations. This new edition is a well-designed balance of theory and practice, emphasizing conceptual understanding and design applications. It contains illustrations, applications, and hands-on examples that continue across chapters. Soil mechanics is examined with full explanation of drained versus undrained loading, friction and dilatancy as sources of shear strength, phase transformation, development of peak effective stress ratios, and critical-state and residual shear strength. The design and execution of site investigations is evaluated with complete discussion of the CPT and SPT. Additional topics include the construction, settlement and bearing capacity of shallow foundations, as well as the installation, ultimate resistance and settlement of deep foundations. Both traditional knowledge and methods and approaches based on recent progress are available. Analysis and design of retaining structures and slopes, such as the use of slope stability software stability calculations, is included. The book is ideal for advanced undergraduate students, graduate students and practicing engineers and researchers.

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: 464
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.

Reliability of Geotechnical Structures in ISO2394

Reliability of Geotechnical Structures in ISO2394
Author: K.K. Phoon,J.V. Retief
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2016-11-25
ISBN: 1351783394
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reliability of Geotechnical Structures in ISO2394 Book Excerpt:

The latest 4th edition of the international standard on the principles of reliability for load bearing structures (ISO2394:2015) includes a new Annex D dedicated to the reliability of geotechnical structures. The emphasis in Annex D is to identify and characterize critical elements of the geotechnical reliability-based design process. This book contains a wealth of data and information to assist geotechnical engineers with the implementation of semi-probabilistic or full probabilistic design approaches within the context of established geotechnical knowledge, principles, and experience. The introduction to the book presents an overview on how reliability can play a complementary role within prevailing norms in geotechnical practice to address situations where some measured data and/or past experience exist for limited site-specifi c data to be supplemented by both objective regional data and subjective judgment derived from comparable sites elsewhere. The principles of reliability as presented in ISO2394:2015 provides the common basis for harmonization of structural and geotechnical design. The balance of the chapters describes the uncertainty representation of geotechnical design parameters, the statistical characterization of multivariate geotechnical data and model factors, semi-probabilistic and direct probability-based design methods in accordance to the outline of Annex D. This book elaborates and reinforces the goal of Annex D to advance geotechnical reliability-based design with geotechnical needs at the forefront while complying with the general principles of reliability given by ISO2394:2015. It serves as a supplementary reference to Annex D and it is a must-read for designing geotechnical structures in compliance with ISO2394:2015.

Proceedings of the International Workshop on Limit State Design in Geotechnical Engineering Practice

Proceedings of the International Workshop on Limit State Design in Geotechnical Engineering Practice
Author: Robert Bruce Gilbert,Kok-Kwang Phoon,Yusuke Honjo
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 58
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9789812704252
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Proceedings of the International Workshop on Limit State Design in Geotechnical Engineering Practice Book Excerpt:

This publication contains the abstracts of 20 papers, the majority of which were presented at the International Workshop on Limit State Design in Geotechnical Engineering Practice (LSD2003). The complete contributions are available in the accompanying CD-ROM (special lecture not included). The topics covered include: performance-based and limit state design philosophies; issues arising from the implementation of limit state design codes; elaborations of OC measured valuesOCO, OC derived valuesOCO and OC characteristic valuesOCO; reliability-based methodologies for analytical calibration of partial factors; and application of partial factors in FEM where highly nonlinear force-deformation behaviors may govern."

Deformation and Failure Mechanism of Excavation in Clay Subjected to Hydraulic Uplift

Deformation and Failure Mechanism of Excavation in Clay Subjected to Hydraulic Uplift
Author: Yi Hong,Lizhong Wang
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 156
Release: 2015-12-01
ISBN: 3662465078
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Deformation and Failure Mechanism of Excavation in Clay Subjected to Hydraulic Uplift Book Excerpt:

This book presents the latest experimental and numerical analysis work in the field of ground deformation and base instability of deep excavations in soft clay subjected to hydraulic uplift. The authors’ latest research findings, based on dimensional analyses, well-instrumented full-scale field tests, systematic coupled-consolidation finite element analyses and centrifuge tests are reported. This book shows how to systematically approach a complex geotechnical problem, from identifying existing problems, reviewing literature, to dimensional and numerical analyses, validation through full-scale testing and centrifuge model testing. The methodologies are also introduced as major tools adopted in geotechnical research.

Geotechnical Risk and Safety

Geotechnical Risk and Safety
Author: Yusuke Honjo,Makoto Suzuki,Takashi Hara,Feng Zhang
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2009-06-01
ISBN: 0203867319
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geotechnical Risk and Safety Book Excerpt:

Communication of risks within a transparent and accountable framework is essential in view of increasing mobility and the complexity of the modern society and the field of geotechnical engineering does not form an exception. As a result, modern risk assessment and management are required in all aspects of geotechnical issues, such as planning, desi

THEORY OF ELASTICITY AND FRACTURE MECHANICS

THEORY OF ELASTICITY AND FRACTURE MECHANICS
Author: UKADGAONKER, VIJAY G.
Publsiher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
Total Pages: 604
Release: 2015-09-27
ISBN: 812035141X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

THEORY OF ELASTICITY AND FRACTURE MECHANICS Book Excerpt:

Primarily intended for the postgraduate students of mechanical, civil and other engineering branches, this book covers both theory of elasticity and fracture mechanics in a single volume. It provides the essential fundamental knowledge of the subject matter with solutions that are required in engineering practice and design. Besides, it also teaches students to apply the methods of theory of elasticity in technical calculations on the basis of illustrative examples. The book includes the latest researches done by the author at Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. It covers problems in two-dimensional elasticity, complex variable approach to two-dimensional elasticity, anisotropic elasticity and interaction effect of problems with two holes using Swartz alternating method. The number of problems given as exercise at the end of the chapter will help the students to reinforce the understanding of the subject. Key features • Discusses the subject in an easy to understand manner • Highlights the new theory (Ip Theory) for fracture initiation • Covers stress analysis of fracture and macroscopic theories of fracture • Contains the methods to formulate and solve problems of solid mechanics using Finite Element Method

Geotechnics for Developing Africa

Geotechnics for Developing Africa
Author: G.E. Blight,A.B. Fourie,G.R. Wardle
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 698
Release: 2021-06-30
ISBN: 100044371X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geotechnics for Developing Africa Book Excerpt:

The proceedings represent a valuable reference on geotechnical problems peculiar to Africa and for engineering solutions to local problems. Topics covered are: Foundation engineering and lateral support; Methods of design and analysis; Monitoring, laboratory and field testing; Municipal, industrial and mining waste and environmental geotechnics; Soil improvement; Transportation geotechnics; Case studies.The proceedings are also an invaluable source of data on the properties of African soils, the properties of residual and tropical soils, as well as climate related problems.