Foundations of Engineering Geology

Foundations of Engineering Geology
  • Author : Tony Waltham
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 98
  • Relase : 2018-10-08
  • ISBN : 9781482288650

Foundations of Engineering Geology Book Review:

Now in full colour, the third edition of this well established book provides a readable and highly illustrated overview of the aspects of geology that are most significant to civil engineers. Sections in the book include those devoted to the main rock types, weathering, ground investigation, rock mass strength, failures of old mines, subsidence on peats and clays, sinkholes on limestone and chalk, water in landslides, slope stabilization and understanding ground conditions. The roles of both natural and man-induced processes are assessed, and this understanding is developed into an appreciation of the geological environments potentially hazardous to civil engineering and construction projects. For each style of difficult ground, available techniques of site investigation and remediation are reviewed and evaluated. Each topic is presented as a double page spread with a careful mix of text and diagrams, with tabulated reference material on parameters such as bearing strength of soils and rocks. This new edition has been comprehensively updated and covers the entire spectrum of topics of interest for both students and practitioners in the field of civil engineering.

Foundations of Engineering Geology, Second Edition

Foundations of Engineering Geology, Second Edition
  • Author : Tony Waltham
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 101
  • Relase : 2001-12-20
  • ISBN : 9780415254502

Foundations of Engineering Geology, Second Edition Book Review:

The second edition of this well established book provides a readable and highly illustrated overview of the main facets of geology for engineers. Comprehensively updated, and with four new sections, Foundations of Engineering Geology covers the entire spectrum of topics of interest to both student and practitioner.

Fundamentals of Engineering Geology

Fundamentals of Engineering Geology
  • Author : F. G. Bell
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 656
  • Relase : 2016-01-22
  • ISBN : 9781483102306

Fundamentals of Engineering Geology Book Review:

Fundamentals of Engineering Geology discusses geomorphological processes, particularly the linkages between geology, geo-technics, rock mechanics, soil mechanics, and foundation design. The book reviews igneous rocks, metamorphic rocks, sedimentary rocks, and stratigraphy. Stratigraphy is based on three fundamental principles, namely, the "Law of Superposition, the ""Law of Faunal Succession

Geological Engineering

Geological Engineering
  • Author : Luis Gonzalez de Vallejo,Mercedes Ferrer
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 700
  • Relase : 2012-02-28
  • ISBN : 9781439884652

Geological Engineering Book Review:

A thorough knowledge of geology is essential in the design and construction of infrastructures for transport, buildings and mining operations; while an understanding of geology is also crucial for those working in urban, territorial and environmental planning and in the prevention and mitigation of geohazards. Geological Engineering provides an interpretation of the geological setting, integrating geological conditions into engineering design and construction, and provides engineering solutions that take into account both ground conditions and environment. This textbook, extensively illustrated with working examples and a wealth of graphics, covers the subject area of geological engineering in four sections: Fundamentals: soil mechanics, rock mechanics and hydrogeology Methods: site investigations, rock mass characterization and engineering geological mapping Applications: foundations, slope stability, tunnelling, dams and reservoirs and earth works Geohazards: landslides, other mass movements, earthquake hazards and prevention and mitigation of geological hazards As well as being a textbook for graduate and postgraduate students and academics, Geological Engineering serves as a basic reference for practicing engineering geologists and geological and geotechnical engineers, as well as civil and mining engineers dealing with design and construction of foundations, earth works and excavations for infrastructures, buildings, and mining operations.

Foundations on Rock

Foundations on Rock
  • Author : Duncan C. Wyllie
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 432
  • Relase : 2003-09-02
  • ISBN : 9781482295009

Foundations on Rock Book Review:

This second edition of the successful Foundations on Rock presents an up-to-date practical reference book describing current engineering practice in the investigation, design and construction of foundations on rock. An extra chapter on Tension Foundations has been included. The methods set out are readily applicable to high rise buildings, bridges,

A Geology for Engineers

A Geology for Engineers
  • Author : F.G.H. Blyth,Michael de Freitas
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 336
  • Relase : 2017-12-21
  • ISBN : 9780080523736

A Geology for Engineers Book Review:

No engineering structure can be built on the ground or within it without the influence of geology being experienced by the engineer. Yet geology is an ancillary subject to students of engineering and it is therefore essential that their training is supported by a concise, reliable and usable text on geology and its relationship to engineering. In this book all the fundamental aspects of geology are described and explained, but within the limits thought suitable for engineers. It describes the structure of the earth and the operation of its internal processes, together with the geological processes that shape the earth and produce its rocks and soils. It also details the commonly occurring types of rock and soil, and many types of geological structure and geological maps. Care has been taken to focus on the relationship between geology and geomechanics, so emphasis has been placed on the geological processes that bear directly upon the composition, structure and mechanics of soil and rocks, and on the movement of groundwater. The descriptions of geological processes and their products are used as the basis for explaining why it is important to investigate the ground, and to show how the investigations may be conducted at ground level and underground. Specific instruction is provided on the relationship between geology and many common activities undertaken when engineering in rock and soil.

Engineering Geology

Engineering Geology
  • Author : David George Price
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 459
  • Relase : 2009
  • ISBN : 9783540292494

Engineering Geology Book Review:

This book is written to explain the influence ground conditions can have upon engineering with rocks and soils, and upon designing, analysing and executing an engineered response to the geological and geomorphological processes acting on them; these subjects form the essence of Engineering Geology. The text is written for students of the subject, either geologists or engineers, who encounter the challenge of idealising the ground and its processes for the purposes of design and of quantifying them for the purpose of analysis. With this in mind the book describes how geology can dictate the design of ground investigations, influence the interpretation of its findings, and be incorporated into design and analysis. The reader is constantly reminded of basic geology; the "simple" things that constitute the "big picture", a neglect of which may cause design and analyses to be at fault, and construction not to function as it should.

Fundamentals of Ground Engineering

Fundamentals of Ground Engineering
  • Author : John Atkinson
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 242
  • Relase : 2014-05-13
  • ISBN : 9781482206180

Fundamentals of Ground Engineering Book Review:

Fundamentals of Ground Engineering is an unconventional study guide that serves up the key principles, theories, definitions, and analyses of geotechnical engineering in bite-sized pieces. This book contains brief-one or two pages per topic-snippets of information covering the geotechnical engineering component of a typical undergraduate course in

Foundation Engineering in the Face of Uncertainty

Foundation Engineering in the Face of Uncertainty
  • Author : James Lawrence Withiam,Kok-Kwang Phoon,Mohamad H. Hussein
  • Publisher : Amer Society of Civil Engineers
  • Pages : 731
  • Relase : 2013
  • ISBN : 0784412766

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Practical Engineering Geology

Practical Engineering Geology
  • Author : Steve Hencher
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 464
  • Relase : 2012-01-13
  • ISBN : 9780203894828

Practical Engineering Geology Book Review:

Steve Hencher presents a broad and fresh view on the importance of engineering geology to civil engineering projects. Practical Engineering Geology provides an introduction to the way that projects are managed, designed and constructed and the ways that the engineering geologist can contribute to cost-effective and safe project achievement. The nee

Foundations of Engineering Geology, Second Edition

Foundations of Engineering Geology, Second Edition
  • Author : A. C. Waltham,Tony Waltham
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 102
  • Relase : 1993-12-09
  • ISBN : 0419248706

Foundations of Engineering Geology, Second Edition Book Review:

The second edition of this well established book provides a readable and highly illustrated overview of the main facets of geology for engineers. Each topic is presented as a double-page spread with a careful mix of text, tables, and diagrams. Comprehensively updated, and with four new sections," Foundations of Engineering Geology" covers the entire spectrum of topics of interest to both student and professional.

Principles of Engineering Geology

Principles of Engineering Geology
  • Author : P.B. Attewell,I.W. Farmer
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 1046
  • Relase : 2012-12-06
  • ISBN : 9789400957077

Principles of Engineering Geology Book Review:

'Engineering geology' is one of those terms that invite definition. The American Geological Institute, for example, has expanded the term to mean 'the application of the geological sciences to engineering practice for the purpose of assuring that the geological factors affecting the location, design, construction, operation and mainten ance of engineering works are recognized and adequately provided for'. It has also been defined by W. R. Judd in the McGraw-Hill Encyclopaedia of Science and Technology as 'the application of education and experience in geology and other geosciences to solve geological problems posed by civil engineering structures'. Judd goes on to specify those branches of the geological or geo-sciences as surface (or surficial) geology, structural/fabric geology, geohydro logy, geophysics, soil and rock mechanics. Soil mechanics is firmly included as a geological science in spite of the perhaps rather unfortunate trends over the years (now happily being reversed) towards purely mechanistic analyses which may well provide acceptable solutions for only the simplest geology. Many subjects evolve through their subject areas from an interdisciplinary background and it is just such instances that pose the greatest difficulties of definition. Since the form of educational development experienced by the practitioners of the subject ulti mately bears quite strongly upon the corporate concept of the term 'engineering geology', it is useful briefly to consider that educational background.

Engineering in Rocks for Slopes, Foundations and Tunnels

Engineering in Rocks for Slopes, Foundations and Tunnels
  • Author : T. Ramamurthy
  • Publisher : PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
  • Pages : 739
  • Relase : 2010
  • ISBN : 9788120341685

Engineering in Rocks for Slopes, Foundations and Tunnels Book Review:

"With the ever increasing developmental activities as diverse as the construction of dams, roads, tunnels, underground powerhouses and storage facilities, petroleum exploration and nuclear repositories, a more comprehensive and updated understanding of rock mass is essential for civil engineers, engineering geologists, geophysicists, and petroleum and mining engineers. Though some contents of this vast subject are included in undergraduate curriculum, there are full-fledged courses on Rock Mechanics/Rock Engineering in postgraduate programmes in civil engineering and mining engineering. Much of the material presented in this book is also taught to geology and geophysics students. In addition, the book is suitable for short courses conducted for teachers, practising engineers and engineering geologists." -- Back cover.

Methods of Foundation Engineering

Methods of Foundation Engineering
  • Author : Z. Ba┼żant
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 616
  • Relase : 2014-08-28
  • ISBN : 9780444598059

Methods of Foundation Engineering Book Review:

Methods of Foundation Engineering covers the theory, analysis, and practice of foundation engineering, as well as its soil mechanics and structural design aspects and principles. The book is divided into five parts encompassing 21 chapters. Part A is of an introductory character and presents a brief review of the various types of foundation structures used in civil engineering and their historical development. Part B provides the theoretical fundamentals of soil and rock mechanics, which are of importance for foundation design. Part C deals with the design of the footing area of spread footings and discusses the shallow foundation methods. Part D describes the methods of deep foundations, while Part E is devoted to special foundation methods. Each chapter in Parts C to E starts with an introduction containing a synopsis of the matter being discussed and giving suggestions as to the choice of a suitable method of foundation. This is followed by a description of the methods generally used in practice. Simple analyses of structures, presented at the conclusion of each chapter, can be carried out by a pocket calculator. This book will prove useful to practicing civil and design engineers.

ENGINEERING GEOLOGY FOR CIVIL ENGINEERS

ENGINEERING GEOLOGY FOR CIVIL ENGINEERS
  • Author : P. C. VARGHESE
  • Publisher : PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
  • Pages : 264
  • Relase : 2011-12-24
  • ISBN : 9788120344952

ENGINEERING GEOLOGY FOR CIVIL ENGINEERS Book Review:

Geology is the science of earth's crust (lithosphere) consisting of rocks and soils. While mining and mineralogical engineers are more interested in rocks, their petrology (formation) and mineralogy, civil engineers are equally interested in soils and rocks, in their formations, and also in their properties for civil engineering design and construction. This book is so written that the subject can easily be taught by a civil engineering faculty member specialised in soil mechanics. Dexterously organized into four parts, this book in Part I (Chapters 1 to 11) deals with the formation of rocks and soils. The classification of soils, lake deposits, coastal deposits, wind deposits along with marshes and bogs are described in Part II (Chapters 12 to 20). As the book advances, it deals with the civil engineering problems connected with soils and rocks such as landslides, rock slides, mudflow, earthquakes, tsunami and other natural phenomena in Part III (Chapters 21 to 24). Finally, in Part IV (Chapters 25 to 30), this text discusses the allied subjects like the origin and nature of cyclones, rock mass classification and soil formation. Designed to serve as a textbook for the undergraduate students of civil engineering, this book is equally useful for the practising civil engineers. SALIENT FEATURES : Displays plenty of figures to clarify the concepts Includes chapter-end review exercises to enhance the problem-solving skills of the students Summary at the end of each chapter brings into focus the essence of the chapter Appendices at the end of the text supply extra information on important topics

Soil Mechanics, Footings and Foundations

Soil Mechanics, Footings and Foundations
  • Author : B.I. Dalmatov
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 414
  • Relase : 2020-08-18
  • ISBN : 9781000108248

Soil Mechanics, Footings and Foundations Book Review:

Translated from the second Russian edition of 1988. Parts 2, "Soil mechanics" and 3, "Foundations and footings" are revised and updated versions of the first Russian edition of 1981. Part 1, "Special course in engineering geology," contains a discussion of physicomechanical properties of soil, geody

Soil Mechanics of Earthworks, Foundations and Highway Engineering

Soil Mechanics of Earthworks, Foundations and Highway Engineering
  • Author : Gerard Meurant
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 368
  • Relase : 2013-10-22
  • ISBN : 9781483291819

Soil Mechanics of Earthworks, Foundations and Highway Engineering Book Review:

This is the third volume of a handbook which covers the whole field of soil mechanics, discussing deterministic and stochastic theories and methods, and showing how they can be used in conjunction with one another. The first volume discusses soil physics, while the second deals with the determination of physical characteristics of the soil. Australian Mining wrote of the Handbook ``a valuable addition to the extensive literature on the topic and will be found to be more useful than most.'' The main objective of the third volume is to present solutions to the problems of engineering practice. It deals with the most important theoretical and practical problems of soil mechanics, discussing the following in detail: stability of earthworks, load-bearing capacity and settlement of shallow foundations, design of pile foundations, soil mechanics in road construction, improving the physical properties of soils, the characteristics of soil dynamics, foundations for machines and soil behaviour as affected by earthquakes. The book not only presents up-to-date deterministic methods, but also discusses solutions of probability theory in the fields of design and safety. The book is divided into six chapters covering the stability of slopes, landslides, load-bearing capacity and settlement of shallow foundations and pile foundations, soil mechanics in road construction, and the improvement of the physical characteristics of soil with special emphasis on machine foundations and earthquakes, giving detailed treatment of each subject. For example, the first chapter deals not only with the stability of slopes, but also discusses the natural and artificial effects, slope protection, filter design, stresses in embankments, and the time factor. In this way, the book gives a clear and comprehensive picture of the special fields of soil mechanics and its subjects. It is therefore emminently suitable for postgraduate engineers, and engineers working in the fields of geotechnics, earthworks, foundations, road construction, engineering geology and statistics, and the design of structures.

Foundation Engineering in Difficult Ground

Foundation Engineering in Difficult Ground
  • Author : F. G. Bell
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 606
  • Relase : 2013-10-22
  • ISBN : 9781483102320

Foundation Engineering in Difficult Ground Book Review:

Foundation Engineering in Difficult Ground discusses the different principles and practices involved in the building of foundations in different soil types, especially on difficult ground. The book covers topics such as the classification of soil; silts, loess, and tills; the mechanical behavior of rocks; and the engineering aspects of rock weathering, engineering classification of rock masses, and the engineering performance of rocks. Also covered in the book are topics such as models for the mechanical behaviour of soil; computer predictions in difficult soil conditions; foundations on rock, settlement foundations, and the relation of earth movement on foundations; ground treatment; and the appraisal of stability conditions in different soil conditions. The text is recommended for engineers who are in need of a guide in the establishment of foundations in different soil conditions, especially those in difficult ones.

Engineering Geology

Engineering Geology
  • Author : F G Bell
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 592
  • Relase : 2007-02-14
  • ISBN : 0080469523

Engineering Geology Book Review:

Every engineering structure, whether it's a building, bridge or road, is affected by the ground on which it is built. Geology is of fundamental importance when deciding on the location and design of all engineering works, and it is essential that engineers have a basic knowledge of the subject. Engineering Geology introduces the fundamentals of the discipline and ensures that engineers have a clear understanding of the processes at work, and how they will impact on what is to be built. Core areas such as stratigraphy, rock types, structures and geological processes are explained, and put in context. The basics of soil mechanics and the links between groundwater conditions and underlying geology are introduced. As well as the theoretical knowledge necessary, Professor Bell introduces the techniques that engineers will need to learn about and understand the geological conditions in which they intend to build. Site investigation techniques are detailed, and the risks and risk avoidance methods for dealing with different conditions are explained. * Accessible introduction to geology for engineers * Key points illustrated with diagrams and photographs * Teaches the impact of geology on the planning and design of structures

Rock Mechanics and Engineering

Rock Mechanics and Engineering
  • Author : C. Jaeger
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Pages : 544
  • Relase : 1979-06-28
  • ISBN : 0521218985

Rock Mechanics and Engineering Book Review:

In this second, enlarged edition the author continues to emphasise aspects of rock mechanics. Firm in his belief that there is no better way to study the subject than by the detailed analysis of case histories, Dr Jaeger has incorporated a number of new ones.