Geotechnical Engineering Design

Geotechnical Engineering Design
  • Author : Ming Xiao
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 424
  • Relase : 2015-05-26
  • ISBN : 9780470632239

Geotechnical Engineering Design Book Review:

An accessible, clear, concise, and contemporary course in geotechnical engineering design. covers the major in geotechnical engineering packed with self-test problems and projects with an on-line detailed solutions manual presents the state-of-the-art field practice covers both Eurocode 7 and ASTM standards (for the US)

Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering Design

Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering Design
  • Author : Michele Maugeri,Claudio Soccodato
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 388
  • Relase : 2014-02-03
  • ISBN : 9783319031828

Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering Design Book Review:

Pseudo-static analysis is still the most-used method to assess the stability of geotechnical systems that are exposed to earthquake forces. However, this method does not provide any information about the deformations and permanent displacements induced by seismic activity. Moreover, it is questionable to use this approach when geotechnical systems are affected by frequent and rare seismic events. Incidentally, the peak ground acceleration has increased from 0.2-0.3 g in the seventies to the current value of 0.6-0.8 g. Therefore, a shift from the pseudo-static approach to performance-based analysis is needed. Over the past five years considerable progress has been made in Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering Design (EGED). The most recent advances are presented in this book in 6 parts. The evaluation of the site amplification is covered in Part I of the book. In Part II the evaluation of the soil foundation stability against natural slope failure and liquefaction is treated. In the following 3 Parts of the book the EGED for different geotechnical systems is presented as follows: the design of levees and dams including natural slopes in Part III; the design of foundations and soil structure interaction analysis in Part IV; underground structures in Part V. Finally in Part VI, new topics like the design of reinforced earth retaining walls and landfills are covered.

Analysis and Design of Geotechnical Structures

Analysis and Design of Geotechnical Structures
  • Author : Manuel Matos Fernandes
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 754
  • Relase : 2020-08-27
  • ISBN : 9780429676161

Analysis and Design of Geotechnical Structures Book Review:

Analysis and design of geotechnical structures combines, in a single endeavor, a textbook to assist students in understanding the behavior of the main geotechnical works and a guide for practising geotechnical engineers, designers, and consultants. The subjects are treated in line with limit state design, which underpins the Eurocodes and most North America design codes. Instructors and students will value innovative approaches to numerous issues refined by the experience of the author in teaching generations of enthusiastic students. Professionals will gain from its comprehensive treatment of the topics covered in each chapter, supplemented by a plethora of informative material used by consultants and designers. For the benefit of both academics and professionals, conceptual exercises and practical geotechnical design problems are proposed at the end of most chapters. A final annex includes detailed resolutions of the exercises and problems.

Geotechnical Design and Practice

Geotechnical Design and Practice
  • Author : K. Ilamparuthi,R. G. Robinson
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 261
  • Relase : 2018-06-27
  • ISBN : 9789811305054

Geotechnical Design and Practice Book Review:

This book presents articles covering a wide spectrum of topics in geotechnical engineering, including properties of soils, unsaturated soil mechanics, ground improvement, liquefaction and seismic studies, soil-structure interaction and stability analysis of man-made and natural slopes. The contributing authors are renowned researchers in their respective fields, which include soft ground improvement, seismic response of retaining structure using soil-structure Interaction (SSI) principles, and unsaturated soils. Based on keynote addresses and invited talks presented at the Indian Geotechnical Conference 2016, this book will prove a valuable resource for practicing engineers and researchers in the field of geotechnical engineering.

Reliability-Based Design in Geotechnical Engineering

Reliability-Based Design in Geotechnical Engineering
  • Author : Kok-Kwang Phoon
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 532
  • Relase : 2014-04-21
  • ISBN : 9781482265811

Reliability-Based Design in Geotechnical Engineering Book Review:

Reliability-based design is the only engineering methodology currently available which can ensure self-consistency in both physical and probabilistic terms. It is also uniquely compatible with the theoretical basis underlying other disciplines such as structural design. It is especially relevant as geotechnical design becomes subject to increasing codification and to code harmonization across national boundaries and material types. Already some codes of practice describe the principles and requirements for safety, serviceability, and durability of structures in reliability terms. This book presents practical computational methods in concrete steps that can be followed by practitioners and students. It also provides geotechnical examples illustrating reliability analysis and design. It aims to encourage geotechnical engineers to apply reliability-based design in a realistic context that recognises the complex variabilities in geomaterials and model uncertainties arising from a profession steeped in empiricism. By focusing on learning through computations and examples, this book serves as a valuable reference for engineers and a resource for students.

Geotechnical Design to Eurocode 7

Geotechnical Design to Eurocode 7
  • Author : Trevor L.L. Orr,Eric R. Farrell
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 166
  • Relase : 2012-12-06
  • ISBN : 9781447108030

Geotechnical Design to Eurocode 7 Book Review:

The purpose of this book is to explain the philosophy set out in Eurocode 7, the new European code of practice for geotechnical design, and, by means of series of typical examples, to show how this philosophy is used in practice. This book is aimed at: • practising engineers, to assist them to carry out geotechnical designs to Eurocode 7 using the limit state design method and partial factors; • lecturers and students on courses where design to Eurocode 7 is being taught. It is envisaged that practising engineers, using this book to assist them carry out geotechnical designs to Eurocode 7, will have access to the prestandard version of Eurocode 7, ENV 1997 -I, so the authors have concentrated on the main principles and have not provided a commentary on all the clauses. However sufficient detail has been included in the book to enable it to be used on its own by those learning the design principles who may not have access to Eurocode 7. For example, the values of the partial factors and the principal equations given in Eurocode 7 have been included and these are used in the design examples in this book. To assist the reader, the numbering, layout and titles of the chapters closely follow those presented in Eurocode 7.

Geotechnical Engineering Handbook

Geotechnical Engineering Handbook
  • Author : Braja M. Das
  • Publisher : J. Ross Publishing
  • Pages : 800
  • Relase : 2010-03
  • ISBN : 9781932159837

Geotechnical Engineering Handbook Book Review:

The Geotechnical Engineering Handbook brings together essential information related to the evaluation of engineering properties of soils, design of foundations such as spread footings, mat foundations, piles, and drilled shafts, and fundamental principles of analyzing the stability of slopes and embankments, retaining walls, and other earth-retaining structures. The Handbook also covers soil dynamics and foundation vibration to analyze the behavior of foundations subjected to cyclic vertical, sliding and rocking excitations and topics addressed in some detail include: environmental geotechnology and foundations for railroad beds.

Handbook of Geotechnical Investigation and Design Tables

Handbook of Geotechnical Investigation and Design Tables
  • Author : Burt G. Look
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 356
  • Relase : 2007-04-26
  • ISBN : 9780203946602

Handbook of Geotechnical Investigation and Design Tables Book Review:

This practical handbook of properties for soils and rock contains, in a concise tabular format, the key issues relevant to geotechnical investigations, assessments and designs in common practice. In addition, there are brief notes on the application of the tables. These data tables are compiled for experienced geotechnical professionals who require a reference document to access key information. There is an extensive database of correlations for different applications. The book should provide a useful bridge between soil and rock mechanics theory and its application to practical engineering solutions. The initial chapters deal with the planning of the geotechnical investigation, the classification of the soil and rock properties and some of the more used testing is then covered. Later chapters show the reliability and correlations that are used to convert that data in the interpretative and assessment phase of the project. The final chapters apply some of these concepts to geotechnical design. This book is intended primarily for practicing geotechnical engineers working in investigation, assessment and design, but should provide a useful supplement for postgraduate courses.

Principles of Applied Civil Engineering Design

Principles of Applied Civil Engineering Design
  • Author : Ying-Kit Choi
  • Publisher : ASCE Press
  • Pages : 380
  • Relase : 2017
  • ISBN : 0784414734

Principles of Applied Civil Engineering Design Book Review:

Ying-Kit Choi walks engineers through standard practices, basic principles, and design philosophy needed to prepare quality design and construction documents for a successful infrastructure project.

Foundation Engineering Analysis and Design

Foundation Engineering Analysis and Design
  • Author : An-Bin Huang,Hai-Sui Yu
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 601
  • Relase : 2017-12-06
  • ISBN : 9781351255394

Foundation Engineering Analysis and Design Book Review:

One of the core roles of a practising geotechnical engineer is to analyse and design foundations. This textbook for advanced undergraduates and graduate students covers the analysis, design and construction of shallow and deep foundations and retaining structures as well as the stability analysis and mitigation of slopes. It progressively introduces critical state soil mechanics and plasticity theories such as plastic limit analysis and cavity expansion theories before leading into the theories of foundation, lateral earth pressure and slope stability analysis. On the engineering side, the book introduces construction and testing methods used in current practice. Throughout it emphasizes the connection between theory and practice. It prepares readers for the more sophisticated non-linear elastic-plastic analysis in foundation engineering which is commonly used in engineering practice, and serves too as a reference book for practising engineers. A companion website provides a series of Excel spreadsheet programs to cover all examples included in the book, and PowerPoint lecture slides and a solutions manual for lecturers. Using Excel, the relationships between the input parameters and the design and analysis results can be seen. Numerical values of complex equations can be calculated quickly. non-linearity and optimization can be brought in more easily to employ functioned numerical methods. And sophisticated methods can be seen in practice, such as p-y curve for laterally loaded piles and flexible retaining structures, and methods of slices for slope stability analysis.

Geotechnical Engineering

Geotechnical Engineering
  • Author : John N. Cernica
  • Publisher : Wiley
  • Pages : 512
  • Relase : 1994-10-19
  • ISBN : 0471308870

Geotechnical Engineering Book Review:

Combines a thorough theoretical presentation with the practical aspects of foundation design. The first three chapters offer a condensed version of the basic elements of soil mechanics. The remaining chapters deal with the design of diverse types of foundation components, retaining structures and site improvement. New topics include: drilled piers in rock, sheet-pile design graphs, underpinning, in place density test, and geoenvironmental improvements. Contains numerous photographs and example problems which demonstrate various procedures in problem solving. Includes several open-ended case studies representing actual data from the author's own projects.

Geotechnical Engineering of Dams

Geotechnical Engineering of Dams
  • Author : Robin Fell,Patrick MacGregor,David Stapledon,Graeme Bell,Mark Foster
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 1382
  • Relase : 2014-11-21
  • ISBN : 9780203387313

Geotechnical Engineering of Dams Book Review:

Geotechnical Engineering of Dams, 2nd edition provides a comprehensive text on the geotechnical and geological aspects of the investigations for and the design and construction of new dams and the review and assessment of existing dams. The main emphasis of this work is on embankment dams, but much of the text, particularly those parts related to g

Forensic Geotechnical and Foundation Engineering

Forensic Geotechnical and Foundation Engineering
  • Author : Robert Day,Robert W. Day
  • Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
  • Pages : 480
  • Relase : 1999
  • ISBN : 0070164444

Forensic Geotechnical and Foundation Engineering Book Review:

Learn how to conduct a professional forensic geotechnical and foundation investigation Clearly written and easy to use, this authoritative book shows you step-by-step how to: INVESTIGATE damage, deterioration, or collapse in a structure EVALUATE problems caused by settlement, expansive soil, slope movement, moisture intrusion, and more INVESTIGATE damage from earthquakes and other natural causes DETERMINE what caused the damage DEVELOP repair recommendations PREPARE files and reports AVOID civil liability No matter what caused the structural damage, this book will help you pinpoint it and, if necessary, suggest a remedy. With advice on all aspects of the process, from accepting the assignment to testifying compellingly, this book is your all-in-one guide to geotechnical and foundation investigations in forensic engineering.

Optimization of Design for Better Structural Capacity

Optimization of Design for Better Structural Capacity
  • Author : Belgasmia, Mourad
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Pages : 283
  • Relase : 2018-11-16
  • ISBN : 9781522570608

Optimization of Design for Better Structural Capacity Book Review:

Despite the development of advanced methods, models, and algorithms, optimization within structural engineering remains a primary method for overcoming potential structural failures. With the overarching goal to improve capacity, limit structural damage, and assess the structural dynamic response, further improvements to these methods must be entertained. Optimization of Design for Better Structural Capacity is an essential reference source that discusses the advancement and augmentation of optimization designs for better behavior of structure under different types of loads, as well as the use of these advanced designs in combination with other methods in civil engineering. Featuring research on topics such as industrial software, geotechnical engineering, and systems optimization, this book is ideally designed for architects, professionals, researchers, engineers, and academicians seeking coverage on advanced designs for use in civil engineering environments.

Modern Geotechnical Design Codes of Practice

Modern Geotechnical Design Codes of Practice
  • Author : Patrick Arnold,Gordon A. Fenton,Michael A. Hicks,Timo Schweckendiek,Brian Simpson
  • Publisher : IOS Press
  • Pages : 341
  • Relase : 2013
  • ISBN : 9781614991625

Modern Geotechnical Design Codes of Practice Book Review:

The ground is one of the most highly variable of engineering materials. It is therefore not surprising that geotechnical designs depend on local site conditions and local engineering experience. Engineering practices, relating to investigation and design methods site understanding and to safety levels acceptable to society, will therefore vary between different regions.The challenge in geotechnical engineering is to make use of worldwide geotechnical experience, established over many years, to aid in the development and harmonization of geotechnical design codes. Given the significant uncertainties involved, empiricism and engineering

Introduction to Design for Civil Engineers

Introduction to Design for Civil Engineers
  • Author : A.W. Beeby,R.S. Narayanan
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 208
  • Relase : 2017-09-11
  • ISBN : 9780203132555

Introduction to Design for Civil Engineers Book Review:

An Introduction to Design for Civil Engineers is a concise book that provides the reader with the necessary background on terminology used in design. With this book as a guide, entry-level students of civil engineering will better understand from the outset lectures on detailed subject areas. Drawing on a wealth of experience, the authors present a

Geotechnical Engineering Calculations and Rules of Thumb

Geotechnical Engineering Calculations and Rules of Thumb
  • Author : Ruwan Abey Rajapakse
  • Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Pages : 528
  • Relase : 2011-04-08
  • ISBN : 0080559034

Geotechnical Engineering Calculations and Rules of Thumb Book Review:

Geotechnical Engineering Calculations Manual offers geotechnical, civil and structural engineers a concise, easy-to-understand approach the formulas and calculation methods used in of soil and geotechnical engineering. A one stop guide to the foundation design, pile foundation design, earth retaining structures, soil stabilization techniques and computer software, this book places calculations for almost all aspects of geotechnical engineering at your finger tips. In this book, theories is explained in a nutshell and then the calculation is presented and solved in an illustrated, step-by-step fashion. All calculations are provided in both fps and SI units. The manual includes topics such as shallow foundations, deep foundations, earth retaining structures, rock mechanics and tunnelling. In this book, the author's done all the heavy number-crunching for you, so you get instant, ready-to-apply data on activities such as: hard ground tunnelling, soft ground tunnelling, reinforced earth retaining walls, geotechnical aspects of wetland mitigation and geotechnical aspects of landfill design. • Easy-to-understand approach the formulas and calculations • Covers calculations for foundation,earthworks and/or pavement subgrades • Provides common codes for working with computer software • All calculations are provided in both US and SI units

Geotechnical and Foundation Engineering

Geotechnical and Foundation Engineering
  • Author : Robert W. Day
  • Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
  • Pages : 852
  • Relase : 1999
  • ISBN : 0071341382

Geotechnical and Foundation Engineering Book Review:

Designed to give engineers a crash course in all aspects of modern geotechnical and foundation engineering Takes readers step-by-step through the typical process of a design project--from proposal-writing to the final preparation of the "as built" report Includes numerous visual aids: photographs, charts, tables, and more than 350 illustrations

Performance-Based Design in Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering

Performance-Based Design in Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering
  • Author : Takaji Kokusho,Yoshimichi Tsukamoto,Mitsutoshi Yoshimine
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 388
  • Relase : 2009-09-24
  • ISBN : 0415556147

Performance-Based Design in Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering Book Review:

This book presents current developments in performance-based design (PBD) in earthquake geotechnical engineering, including various case histories, numerical methods, soil investigations and engineering practice. Special attention is paid to the 2008 Wenchuan Sichuan earthquake in China, performance evaluations, the role of soil investigations, criteria/design codes, and the performance and future perspectives of PBD. The information in this book will be of particular interest to researchers in earthquake geotechnical engineering, and practicing geotechnical and structural engineers.

Geotechnical Design for Sublevel Open Stoping

Geotechnical Design for Sublevel Open Stoping
  • Author : Ernesto Villaescusa
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 541
  • Relase : 2014-04-01
  • ISBN : 9781482211894

Geotechnical Design for Sublevel Open Stoping Book Review:

The first comprehensive work on one of the most important underground mining methods worldwide, Geotechnical Design for Sublevel Open Stoping presents topics according to the conventional sublevel stoping process used by most mining houses, in which a sublevel stoping geometry is chosen for a particular mining method, equipment availability, and work force experience. Summarizing state-of-the-art practices encountered during his 25+ years of experience at industry-leading underground mines, the author: Covers the design and operation of sublevel open stoping, including variants such as bench stoping Discusses increases in sublevel spacing due to advances in the drilling of longer and accurate production holes, as well as advances in explosive types, charges, and initiation systems Considers improvements in slot rising through vertical crater retreat, inverse drop rise, and raise boring Devotes a chapter to rock mass characterization, since increases in sublevel spacing have meant that larger, unsupported stope walls must stand without collapsing Describes methodologies to design optimum open spans and pillars, rock reinforcement of development access and stope walls, and fill masses to support the resulting stope voids Reviews the sequencing of stoping blocks to minimize in situ stress concentrations Examines dilution control action plans and techniques to back-analyze and optimize stope wall performance Featuring numerous case studies from the world-renowned Mount Isa Mines and examples from underground mines in Western Australia, Geotechnical Design for Sublevel Open Stoping is both a practical reference for industry and a specialized textbook for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate mining studies.