Geotechnical Engineering

Geotechnical Engineering
  • Author : Donald P. Coduto,Man-Chung Yeung,William A. Kitch
  • Publisher : Prentice Hall
  • Pages : 794
  • Relase : 2011
  • ISBN : 0132368684

Geotechnical Engineering Book Review:

Geotechnical Engineering: Principles and Practices, 2/e, is ideal or junior-level soil mechanics or introductory geotechnical engineering courses. This introductory geotechnical engineering textbook explores both the principles of soil mechanics and their application to engineering practice. It offers a rigorous, yet accessible and easy-to-read approach, as well as technical depth and an emphasis on understanding the physical basis for soil behavior. The second edition has been revised to include updated content and many new problems and exercises, as well as to reflect feedback from reviewers and the authors' own experiences.

Geotechnical Engineering

Geotechnical Engineering
  • Author : V.N.S. Murthy
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 1066
  • Relase : 2002-10-25
  • ISBN : 0824708733

Geotechnical Engineering Book Review:

A must have reference for any engineer involved with foundations, piers, and retaining walls, this remarkably comprehensive volume illustrates soil characteristic concepts with examples that detail a wealth of practical considerations, It covers the latest developments in the design of drilled pier foundations and mechanically stabilized earth retaining wall and explores a pioneering approach for predicting the nonlinear behavior of laterally loaded long vertical and batter piles. As complete and authoritative as any volume on the subject, it discusses soil formation, index properties, and classification; soil permeability, seepage, and the effect of water on stress conditions; stresses due to surface loads; soil compressibility and consolidation; and shear strength characteristics of soils. While this book is a valuable teaching text for advanced students, it is one that the practicing engineer will continually be taking off the shelf long after school lets out. Just the quick reference it affords to a huge range of tests and the appendices filled with essential data, makes it an essential addition to an civil engineering library.

Geotechnical Engineering

Geotechnical Engineering
  • Author : Richard Handy,Merlin Spangler
  • Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
  • Pages : 904
  • Relase : 2007-01-26
  • ISBN : 9780071508711

Geotechnical Engineering Book Review:

Master the Latest Developments in Soil Testing and New Applications of Geotechnical Engineering Geotechnical Engineering: Principles and Practices offers students and practicing engineers a concise, easy-to-understand approach to the principles and methods of soil and geotechnical engineering. This updated classic builds from basic principles of soil mechanics and applies them to new topics, including mechanically stabilized earth (MSE), and intermediate foundations. This Fifth Edition features: Over 400 detailed illustrations and photographs Unique background material on the geological, pedological, and mineralogical aspects of soils with emphasis on clay mineralogy, soil structure, and expansive and collapsible soils. New coverage of mechanically stabilized earth (MSE); intermediate foundations; in-situ soil testing: statistical analysis of data; “FORE,” a scientific method for analyzing settlement; writing the geotechnical report; and the geotechnical engineer as a sleuth and expert witness. Get Quick Access to Every Soil and Geotechnical Engineering Topic • Igneous Rocks as Ultimate Sources for Soils • The Soil Profile • Soil Minerals • Particle Size and Gradation • Soil Fabric and Soil Structure • Soil Density and Unit Weight • Soil Water • Soil Consistency and Engineering Classification • Compaction • Seepage • Stress Distribution • Settlement • Shear Strength • Lateral Stress and Retaining Walls • MSE Walls and Soil Nailing • Slope Stability, Landslides, Embankments, and Earth Dams • Bearing Capacity of Shallow Foundations • Deep Foundations • Intermediate Foundations • Loads on Pipes • In-Situ Testing • Introduction to Soil Dynamics • The Geotechnical Report

Foundation Design: Principles and Practices

Foundation Design: Principles and Practices
  • Author : Donald P. Coduto
  • Publisher : Pearson Higher Ed
  • Pages : 889
  • Relase : 2013-10-03
  • ISBN : 9781292052434

Foundation Design: Principles and Practices Book Review:

For undergraduate/graduate-level foundation engineering courses. Covers the subject matter thoroughly and systematically, while being easy to read. Emphasizes a thorough understanding of concepts and terms before proceeding with analysis and design, and carefully integrates the principles of foundation engineering with their application to practical design problems.

Pavement Engineering

Pavement Engineering
  • Author : Rajib B. Mallick,Tahar El-Korchi
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 770
  • Relase : 2017-10-16
  • ISBN : 9781498758840

Pavement Engineering Book Review:

Pavement Engineering will cover the entire range of pavement construction, from soil preparation to structural design and life-cycle costing and analysis. It will link the concepts of mix and structural design, while also placing emphasis on pavement evaluation and rehabilitation techniques. State-of-the-art content will introduce the latest concepts and techniques, including ground-penetrating radar and seismic testing. This new edition will be fully updated, and add a new chapter on systems approaches to pavement engineering, with an emphasis on sustainability, as well as all new downloadable models and simulations.

Ground Engineering - Principles and Practices for Underground Coal Mining

Ground Engineering - Principles and Practices for Underground Coal Mining
  • Author : J.M. Galvin
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 684
  • Relase : 2016-02-02
  • ISBN : 9783319250052

Ground Engineering - Principles and Practices for Underground Coal Mining Book Review:

This book teaches readers ground engineering principles and related mining and risk management practices associated with underground coal mining. It establishes the basic elements of risk management and the fundamental principles of ground behaviour and then applies these to the essential building blocks of any underground coal mining system, comprising excavations, pillars, and interactions between workings. Readers will also learn about types of ground support and reinforcement systems and their operating mechanisms. These elements provide the platform whereby the principles can be applied to mining practice and risk management, directed primarily to bord and pillar mining, pillar extraction, longwall mining, sub-surface and surface subsidence, and operational hazards. The text concludes by presenting the framework of risk-based ground control management systems for achieving safe workplaces and efficient mining operations. In addition, a comprehensive reference list provides additional sources of information on the subject. Throughout, a large variety of examples show good and bad mining situations in order to demonstrate the application, or absence, of the established principles in practice. Written by an expert in underground coal mining and risk management, this book will help students and practitioners gain a deep understanding of the basic principles behind designing and conducting mining operations that are safe, efficient, and economically viable. Provides a comprehensive coverage of ground engineering principles within a risk management framework Features a large variety of examples that show good and poor mining situations in order to demonstrate the application of the established principles in practice Ideal for students and practitioners About the author Emeritus Professor Jim Galvin has a relatively unique combination of industrial, research and academic experience in the mining industry that spans specialist research and applied knowledge in ground engineering, mine management and risk management. His career encompasses directing ground engineering research groups in South Africa and Australia; practical mining experience, including active participation in the mines rescue service and responsibility for the design, operation, and management of large underground coal mines and for the consequences of loss of ground control as a mine manager; appointments as Professor and Head of the School of Mining Engineering at the University of New South Wales; and safety advisor to a number of Boards of Directors of organisations associated with mining. Awards Winner of the ACARP Excellence Research Award 2016. The Australian Coal Industry's Research Program selects recipients to receive ACARP Research and Industry Excellence Awards every two years. The recipients are selected on the recommendation of technical committees. They are honored for achievement of a considerable advance in an area of importance to the Australian coal mining industry. An important criterion is the likelihood of the results from the project being applied in mines. Winner of the Merv Harris Award from the Mine Managers Association of Australia. The Merv Harris Award is named for Merv Harris who donated money to be invested for a continuing award in 1988. With the award, the Mine Managers Association of Australia honors members of the Association who demonstrate technical achievement in the Australian Coal Mining Industry. The first award was granted in 1990, since then, only two people have received this honor. The book has received the following awards.... AGS (Australian Geomechanics Society) congratulates Dr Galvin for these awards

Principles of Geotechnical Engineering

Principles of Geotechnical Engineering
  • Author : Braja M. Das,Khaled Sobhan
  • Publisher : Cengage Learning
  • Pages : 704
  • Relase : 2013-07-16
  • ISBN : 9781285499963

Principles of Geotechnical Engineering Book Review:

Intended as an introductory text in soil mechanics, the eighth edition of Das, PRINCIPLES OF GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING offers an overview of soil properties and mechanics together with coverage of field practices and basic engineering procedure. Background information needed to support study in later design-oriented courses or in professional practice is provided through a wealth of comprehensive discussions, detailed explanations, and more figures and worked out problems than any other text in the market. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Principles and Practice of Ground Improvement

Principles and Practice of Ground Improvement
  • Author : Jie Han
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 432
  • Relase : 2015-06-22
  • ISBN : 9781118259917

Principles and Practice of Ground Improvement Book Review:

Gain a stronger foundation with optimal ground improvement Before you break ground on a new structure, you need to analyze the structure of the ground. Expert analysis and optimization of the geo-materials on your site can mean the difference between a lasting structure and a school in a sinkhole. Sometimes problematic geology is expected because of the location, but other times it's only unearthed once construction has begun. You need to be able to quickly adapt your project plan to include an improvement to unfavorable ground before the project can safely continue. Principles and Practice of Ground Improvement is the only comprehensive, up-to-date compendium of solutions to this critical aspect of civil engineering. Dr. Jie Han, registered Professional Engineer and preeminent voice in geotechnical engineering, is the ultimate guide to the methods and best practices of ground improvement. Han walks you through various ground improvement solutions and provides theoretical and practical advice for determining which technique fits each situation. Follow examples to find solutions to complex problems Complete homework problems to tackle issues that present themselves in the field Study design procedures for each technique to simplify field implementation Brush up on modern ground improvement technologies to keep abreast of all available options Principles and Practice of Ground Improvement can be used as a textbook, and includes Powerpoint slides for instructors. It's also a handy field reference for contractors and installers who actually implement plans. There are many ground improvement solutions out there, but there is no single right answer to every situation. Principles and Practice of Ground Improvement will give you the information you need to analyze the problem, then design and implement the best possible solution.

Principles & Practice of Civil Engineering

Principles & Practice of Civil Engineering
  • Author : Merle C. Potter,Mackenzie Leo Davis
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 650
  • Relase : 2000-01-01
  • ISBN : 1881018474

Principles & Practice of Civil Engineering Book Review:

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

Principles and Practice of Engineering

Principles and Practice of Engineering
  • Author : Mark McAfee
  • Publisher : Amer Society of Civil Engineers
  • Pages : 94
  • Relase : 2003
  • ISBN : 078440657X

Principles and Practice of Engineering Book Review:

Helps candidates who are preparing for the Principles and Practice of Engineering examination in architectural engineering. This book specifies the exam content area for subjects that were identified for architectural engineering. It provides information used by permission of the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES).

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.

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

Soil Mechanics

Soil Mechanics
  • Author : William Powrie
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 682
  • Relase : 2018-10-08
  • ISBN : 9781466552487

Soil Mechanics Book Review:

Instead of fixating on formulae, Soil Mechanics: Concepts and Applications, Third Edition focuses on the fundamentals. This book describes the mechanical behaviour of soils as it relates to the practice of geotechnical engineering. It covers both principles and design, avoids complex mathematics whenever possible, and uses simple methods and ideas to build a framework to support and accommodate more complex problems and analysis. The third edition includes new material on site investigation, stress-dilatancy, cyclic loading, non-linear soil behaviour, unsaturated soils, pile stabilization of slopes, soil/wall stiffness and shallow foundations. Other key features of the Third Edition: • Makes extensive reference to real case studies to illustrate the concepts described • Focuses on modern soil mechanics principles, informed by relevant research • Presents more than 60 worked examples • Provides learning objectives, key points, and self-assessment and learning questions for each chapter • Includes an accompanying solutions manual for lecturers This book serves as a resource for undergraduates in civil engineering and as a reference for practising geotechnical engineers.

Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering

Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering
  • Author : Braja M. Das,Nagaratnam Sivakugan
  • Publisher : Cengage Learning
  • Pages : 448
  • Relase : 2015-01-01
  • ISBN : 1305257324

Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering Book Review:

Written in a concise, easy-to understand manner, INTRODUCTION TO GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING, 2e, presents intensive research and observation in the field and lab that have improved the science of foundation design. Now providing both U.S. and SI units, this non-calculus-based text is designed for courses in civil engineering technology programs where soil mechanics and foundation engineering are combined into one course. It is also a useful reference tool for civil engineering practitioners. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Hydrology and Hydraulic Systems

Hydrology and Hydraulic Systems
  • Author : Ram S. Gupta
  • Publisher : Waveland Press
  • Pages : 888
  • Relase : 2016-09-07
  • ISBN : 9781478634218

Hydrology and Hydraulic Systems Book Review:

For more than 25 years, the multiple editions of Hydrology & Hydraulic Systems have set the standard for a comprehensive, authoritative treatment of the quantitative elements of water resources development. The latest edition extends this tradition of excellence in a thoroughly revised volume that reflects the current state of practice in the field of hydrology. Widely praised for its direct and concise presentation, practical orientation, and wealth of example problems, Hydrology & Hydraulic Systems presents fundamental theories and concepts balanced with excellent coverage of engineering applications and design. The Fourth Edition features a major revision of the chapter on distribution systems, as well as a new chapter on the application of remote sensing and computer modeling to hydrology. Outstanding features of the Fourth Edition include . . . • More than 350 illustrations and 200 tables • More than 225 fully solved examples, both in FPS and SI units • Fully worked-out examples of design projects with realistic data • More than 500 end-of-chapter problems for assignment • Discussion of statistical procedures for groundwater monitoring in accordance with the EPA’s Unified Guidance • Detailed treatment of hydrologic field investigations and analytical procedures for data assessment, including the USGS acoustic Doppler current profiler (ADCP) approach • Thorough coverage of theory and design of loose-boundary channels, including the latest concept of combining the regime theory and the power function laws

Design of Foundation Systems

Design of Foundation Systems
  • Author : N. P. Kurian,Nainan P. Kurian
  • Publisher : Alpha Science Int'l Ltd.
  • Pages : 862
  • Relase : 2005
  • ISBN : 1842651277

Design of Foundation Systems Book Review:

This textbook first published in 1992 now appearing in its third edition retains the best features from the earlier editions and adds significantly to the contents, which include developments in the 1990s.

Reliability Engineering

Reliability Engineering
  • Author : Edgar Bradley
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 370
  • Relase : 2016-11-03
  • ISBN : 9781498765374

Reliability Engineering Book Review:

Reliability Engineering – A Life Cycle Approach is based on the author’s knowledge of systems and their problems from multiple industries, from sophisticated, first class installations to less sophisticated plants often operating under severe budget constraints and yet having to deliver first class availability. Taking a practical approach and drawing from the author’s global academic and work experience, the text covers the basics of reliability engineering, from design through to operation and maintenance. Examples and problems are used to embed the theory, and case studies are integrated to convey real engineering experience and to increase the student’s analytical skills. Additional subjects such as failure analysis, the management of the reliability function, systems engineering skills, project management requirements and basic financial management requirements are covered. Linear programming and financial analysis are presented in the context of justifying maintenance budgets and retrofits. The book presents a stand-alone picture of the reliability engineer’s work over all stages of the system life-cycle, and enables readers to: Understand the life-cycle approach to engineering reliability Explore failure analysis techniques and their importance in reliability engineering Learn the skills of linear programming, financial analysis, and budgeting for maintenance Analyze the application of key concepts through realistic Case Studies This text will equip engineering students, engineers and technical managers with the knowledge and skills they need, and the numerous examples and case studies include provide insight to their real-world application. An Instructor’s Manual and Figure Slides are available for instructors.

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.

Soil Mechanics in Engineering Practice

Soil Mechanics in Engineering Practice
  • Author : Karl Terzaghi
  • Publisher : Wharton Press
  • Pages : 588
  • Relase : 2010-11
  • ISBN : 9781446514146

Soil Mechanics in Engineering Practice Book Review:

This book constitutes the definitive handbook to soil mechanics, covering in great detail such topics as: Properties of Soils, Hydraulic and Mechanical Properties of Soils, Drainage of Soils, Plastic Equilibrium in Soils, Earth Stability and Pressure of Slopes, Foundations, etc. A valuable compendium for those interested in soil mechanics, this antiquarian text contains a wealth of information still very much valuable to engineers today. Karl von Terzaghi (1883 1963) was a Czech geologist and Civil engineer, hailed as the "father of soil mechanics." This book has been elected for republication due to its educational value and is proudly republished here with an introductory biography of the author."