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

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


Price: £ 148.00

ISBN: 9780727757074
Format: Hardbound
Publish Date: 20/02/2012
Publisher: ICE Publishing
Page Size: 276x219
Number of Pages: 744

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

Description

Written and edited by a wide selection of leading specialists, ICE Manual of Geotechnical Engineering is an authoritative and comprehensive reference resouce, 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.

This is the first volume of the 2 volume work: ICE Manual of Geotechnical Engineering.

This volume tackles the principles and provides a solid grounding in the discipline. Furthermore this volume covers assessment of the ground and soil properties and issues.

Save 10% and buy as part of a 2 volume set.

Read about Volume 2 of ICE Manual of Geotechnical Engineering.

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

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