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ICE Manual of Geotechnical Engineering

J. Burland, T. Chapman, H. Skinner and M. Brown


Price: £ 254.00

ISBN: 9780727736529
Format: Hardbound
Publish Date: 20/02/2012
Publisher: ICE Publishing
Page Size: 276x219
Number of Pages: 1570

ICE Manual of Geotechnical Engineering

Description

Written and edited by a wide selection of leading specialists, ICE Manual of Geotechnical Engineering delivers an authoritative and comprehensive reference providing the core geotechnical engineering principles, practical techniques, and the major questions engineers should keep in mind when dealing with real-world engineering challenges – all within a consistently coherent framework.

Also available to buy by volume:

Volume 1: Geotechnical Engineering Principles, Problematic Soils and Site Investigation

Volume 2: Geotechnical Design, Construction and Verification

Contents

CONTEXT
• Role of foundations and the complete geotechnical design process
• History of geotechnical engineering
• The geotechnical triangle
• Soil-structure interaction/Geotechnical modelling principles
• Computer analysis principles in geotechnical engineering
• Geotechnical risks and their context for whole project
• Health and safety in geotechnical engineering
• Different types of foundation applications
• Codes, standards and their relevance
• Sustainability in geotechnical engineering

FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES
• The ground profile and its genesis
• Soils as particulate materials
• Groundwater profiles and effective stresses
• Groundwater flow
• Soil behaviour
• Rock behaviour
• Settlement and stress distributions
• Earth pressure theory
• Bearing capacity theory
• Pile design theory
• Slope stability
• Dynamic and seismic loading of soils
• The role of ground improvement
• Building response to ground movements
• Choice of design parameters and factors of safety

PROBLEMATIC SOILS AND THEIR ISSUES
• Non engineered fill/made ground
• Collapsible soils
• Expansive soils
• Organics/peat soils
• Glacially derived soils
• Tropical soils
• Arid/semi arid soils
• Mudrocks (pyrites)
• Sulphate/acid soils
• Soluble ground

SITE INVESTIGATION
• Ground as a hazard
• Man-made hazards and constructions
• Roles and responsibilities
• Preliminary studies
• Planning, procurement and management
• Remote sensing and geophysical exploration
• Ground exploration
• Field geotechnical testing
• Geo-environmental testing
• Sample and laboratory testing
• Geotechnical reporting

DESIGN OF FOUNDATIONS
• Foundation types and conceptual design principles
• Shallow foundations
• Single piles
• Pile groups
• Rafts and Piled Rafts
• Global ground movements and effects on piles
• Building on fills
• Design principles for ground improvement
• Foundations subject to cyclic and dynamic loads

DESIGN OF RETAINING STRUCTURES
• Types of retaining walls
• Principles of retaining wall design
• Geotechnical design of retaining walls
• Geotechnical design of retaining wall support systems
• Geotechnical design of retaining wall support systems
• Holistic considerations for complete underground structure

DESIGN OF EARTHWORKS, SLOPES AND PAVEMENTS
• Earthwork design principles
• Design of new earthworks
• Asset management & remedial design
• Slope stabilisation methods
• Design of soil reinforced slopes and structures
• Design of soil nails
• Earthworks material specification, compaction and control Issues for pavement design

CONSTRUCTION PROCESSES
• Procurement and specification
• Types of bearing piles
• Sequencing
• Piling problems
• Underpinning
• Ground improvement
• Embedded walls
• Groundwater control
• Soil reinforcement construction
• Rock stabilisation
• Soil nailing
• Ground anchors
• Grouting and soil mixing
• Modular foundations
• Quality assurance

CONSTRUCTION VERIFICATION
• Principles of geotechnical monitoring
• Types of geotechnical instrumentation and their usage
• Role of site supervision
• Pile integrity testing
• Pile capacity testing
• Materials and material testing for foundations
• Observational method
• Close-out reports

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