Geotechnical Engineering

Geotechnical Engineering
  • Author : Jean-Louis Briaud
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 1024
  • Relase : 2013-10-02
  • ISBN : 9781118415740

Geotechnical Engineering Book Review:

Written by a leader on the subject, Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering is first introductory geotechnical engineering textbook to cover both saturated and unsaturated soil mechanics. Destined to become the next leading text in the field, this book presents a new approach to teaching the subject, based on fundamentals of unsaturated soils, and extending the description of applications of soil mechanics to a wide variety of topics. This groundbreaking work features a number of topics typically left out of undergraduate geotechnical courses.

Unsaturated Soil Mechanics in Engineering Practice

Unsaturated Soil Mechanics in Engineering Practice
  • Author : Delwyn G. Fredlund,Hendry Rahardjo,Murray D. Fredlund
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 946
  • Relase : 2012-07-24
  • ISBN : 9781118133590

Unsaturated Soil Mechanics in Engineering Practice Book Review:

The definitive guide to unsaturated soil— from the world's experts on the subject This book builds upon and substantially updates Fredlund and Rahardjo's publication, Soil Mechanics for Unsaturated Soils, the current standard in the field of unsaturated soils. It provides readers with more thorough coverage of the state of the art of unsaturated soil behavior and better reflects the manner in which practical unsaturated soil engineering problems are solved. Retaining the fundamental physics of unsaturated soil behavior presented in the earlier book, this new publication places greater emphasis on the importance of the "soil-water characteristic curve" in solving practical engineering problems, as well as the quantification of thermal and moisture boundary conditions based on the use of weather data. Topics covered include: Theory to Practice of Unsaturated Soil Mechanics Nature and Phase Properties of Unsaturated Soil State Variables for Unsaturated Soils Measurement and Estimation of State Variables Soil-Water Characteristic Curves for Unsaturated Soils Ground Surface Moisture Flux Boundary Conditions Theory of Water Flow through Unsaturated Soils Solving Saturated/Unsaturated Water Flow Problems Air Flow through Unsaturated Soils Heat Flow Analysis for Unsaturated Soils Shear Strength of Unsaturated Soils Shear Strength Applications in Plastic and Limit Equilibrium Stress-Deformation Analysis for Unsaturated Soils Solving Stress-Deformation Problems with Unsaturated Soils Compressibility and Pore Pressure Parameters Consolidation and Swelling Processes in Unsaturated Soils Unsaturated Soil Mechanics in Engineering Practice is essential reading for geotechnical engineers, civil engineers, and undergraduate- and graduate-level civil engineering students with a focus on soil mechanics.

Geotechnical Engineering

Geotechnical Engineering
  • Author : Jean-Louis Briaud
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 1029
  • Relase : 2013-10-28
  • ISBN : 9780470948569

Geotechnical Engineering Book Review:

Written by a leader on the subject, Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering is first introductory geotechnical engineering textbook to cover both saturated and unsaturated soil mechanics. Destined to become the next leading text in the field, this book presents a new approach to teaching the subject, based on fundamentals of unsaturated soils, and extending the description of applications of soil mechanics to a wide variety of topics. This groundbreaking work features a number of topics typically left out of undergraduate geotechnical courses.

Advanced Unsaturated Soil Mechanics and Engineering

Advanced Unsaturated Soil Mechanics and Engineering
  • Author : Charles Wang Wai Ng,Bruce Menzies
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 690
  • Relase : 2014-04-21
  • ISBN : 9781482266122

Advanced Unsaturated Soil Mechanics and Engineering Book Review:

Analytical and comprehensive, this state-of-the-art book, examines the mechanics and engineering of unsaturated soils, as well as explaining the laboratory and field testing and research that are the logical basis of this modern approach to safe construction in these hazardous geomaterials; putting them into a logical framework for civil engineering and design. The book: illustrates the importance of state-dependent soil-water characteristic curves highlights modern soil testing of unsaturated soil behaviour, including accurate measurement of total volume changes and the measurement of anisotropic soil stiffness at very small strains introduces an advanced state-dependent elasto-plastic constitutive model for both saturated and unsaturated soil demonstrates the power of numerical analysis which is at the heart of modern soil mechanics studies and simulates the behaviour of loose fills from unsaturated to saturated states; explains the difference between strain-softening and static liquefaction, and describes real applications in unsaturated soil slope engineering includes purpose-designed field trials to capture the effects of two independent stress variables, and reports comprehensive measurements of soil suction, water contents, stress changes and ground deformations in both bare and grassed slopes introduces a new conjunctive surface and subsurface transient flow model for realistically analysing rainfall infiltration in unsaturated soil slopes, and illustrates the importance of the flow model in slope engineering. Including constitutive and numerical modelling, this volume will interest students and professionals studying or working in the areas of geotechnical engineering and the built environment.

Unsaturated Soil Mechanics in Geotechnical Practice

Unsaturated Soil Mechanics in Geotechnical Practice
  • Author : Geoffrey E Blight
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 640
  • Relase : 2013-07-11
  • ISBN : 9781315882932

Unsaturated Soil Mechanics in Geotechnical Practice Book Review:

There are other books on unsaturated soil mechanics, but this book is different. Unsaturated soil mechanics is only one aspect of a continuous range of soil mechanics studies that extends from the rheology of high water content soil slurries to the mechanics of soft soils, to stiff saturated soils, to unsaturated soils, and, at the far end of the r

Experimental and Applied Modeling of Unsaturated Soils

Experimental and Applied Modeling of Unsaturated Soils
  • Author : Laureano R. Hoyos,Xiong Zhang,Anand J. Puppala
  • Publisher : Amer Society of Civil Engineers
  • Pages : 228
  • Relase : 2010
  • ISBN : 0784411034

Experimental and Applied Modeling of Unsaturated Soils Book Review:

Geotechnical And Civil Engineers all over the world continue to face problems with a wide range of geosystems involving materials that remain under patially saturated conditions throughout the year. The lack of education and training among engineering graduates and practitioners to properley deal with unsaturated soil conditions has resulted in faulty or excessively conservative designs, frequent construction delays, and deficient long-term performance of built infrastructure. Over the last few decades, howerver, the discipline of unsaturated soil mechanics has begun to receive increasing attention worldwide, providing better explanations for soil behavioral patterns than conventional saturated soil mechanics. Experimental and applied Modeling of Unsaturated soil contains 28 papers examining the most current thinking and practices involving unsaturated soils. This Geotechnical Special Publication is divided into two broad categories: general characterization and constitutive behavior, and applied modeling and and anlysis. The papers in this publication were presented during the GeoShanghai 2010 Inernational Conference held in Shanghai, China, June 3-5, 2010.

Advances in Unsaturated Soil, Seepage, and Environmental Geotechnics

Advances in Unsaturated Soil, Seepage, and Environmental Geotechnics
  • Author : Ning Lu,Laureano R. Hoyos,Lakshmi N. Reddi
  • Publisher : Amer Society of Civil Engineers
  • Pages : 376
  • Relase : 2006
  • ISBN : UOM:39015064120135

Advances in Unsaturated Soil, Seepage, and Environmental Geotechnics Book Review:

GSP 148 contains 42 papers on unsaturated soil mechanics and environmental geotechnics that were presented at the GeoShanghai Conference, held in Shanghai, China, June 6-8, 2006.

Soil Mechanics for Unsaturated Soils

Soil Mechanics for Unsaturated Soils
  • Author : Delwyn G. Fredlund,Hendry Rahardjo
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 542
  • Relase : 1993-09-06
  • ISBN : 9780471850083

Soil Mechanics for Unsaturated Soils Book Review:

The principles and concepts for unsaturated soils are developed as extensions of saturated soils. Addresses problems where soils have a matric suction or where pore-water pressure is negative. Covers theory, measurement and use of the fundamental properties of unsaturated soils--permeability, shear strength and volume change. Includes a significant amount of case studies.

Unsaturated Soils

Unsaturated Soils
  • Author : E. J. Murray,V. Sivakumar
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 320
  • Relase : 2010-06-17
  • ISBN : 1444325043

Unsaturated Soils Book Review:

An understanding of the mechanical properties of unsaturated soilsis crucial for geotechnical engineers worldwide, as well as tothose concerned with the interaction of structures with the ground.This book deals principally with fine-grained clays and silts, orsoils containing coarser sand and gravel particles but with asignificant percentage of fines. The study of unsaturated soil is a practical subject, linkingfundamental science to nature. Soils in general are inherentlyvariable and their behaviour is not easy to analyse or predict, andunsaturated soils raise the complexity to a higher level. Evenamongst practicing engineers, there is often lack of awareness ofthe intricacies of the subject. This book offers a perspective ofunsaturated soils based on recent research and demonstrates howthis dovetails with the general discipline of soil mechanics. Following an introduction to the basic soil variables, thephases, the phase interactions and the relevance of soil structure,an up-to-date review of laboratory testing techniques is presented.This includes suction measurement and control techniques intriaxial cell testing. This is followed by an introduction tostress state variables, critical state and theoretical models inunsaturated soils. A detailed description of the thermodynamic principles asapplied to multi-phase materials under equilibrium conditionsfollows. These principles are then used to explore and develop afundamental theoretical basis for analysing unsaturated soils. Soilstructure is broken down into its component parts to developequations describing the dual stress regime. The critical statestrength and compression characteristics of unsaturated soils areexamined and it is shown how the behaviour may be viewed as athree-dimensional model in dimensionless stress-volume space. Theanalysis is then extended to the work input into unsaturated soilsand the development of conjugate stress, volumetric andstrain-increment variables. These are used to examine themicromechanical behaviour of kaolin specimens subjected to triaxialshear strength tests and lead to observations not detectable byother means. Unsaturated Soils: A fundamental interpretation of soilbehaviour covers a rapidly advancing area of study, researchand engineering practice and offers a deeper appreciation of thekey characteristics of unsaturated soil. It provides students andresearchers with a framework for understanding soil behaviour anddemonstrates how to interpret experimental strength and compressiondata. provides engineers with a deeper appreciation of keycharacteristics of unsaturated soils covers a rapidly advancing area of study, research andengineering practice provides students and researchers a framework for understandingsoil behaviour shows how to interpret experimental data on strength andcompression the limited number of books on the subject are all out ofdate

Unsaturated Soils: Theoretical and numerical advances in unsaturated soil mechanics

Unsaturated Soils: Theoretical and numerical advances in unsaturated soil mechanics
  • Author : Olivier Buzzi,Stephen Fityus,Daichao Sheng
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 946
  • Relase : 2010
  • ISBN : 0415877164

Unsaturated Soils: Theoretical and numerical advances in unsaturated soil mechanics Book Review:

Unsaturated Soil Mechanics

Unsaturated Soil Mechanics
  • Author : Ning Lu,William J. Likos
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 616
  • Relase : 2004-05-20
  • ISBN : UOM:39015058270599

Unsaturated Soil Mechanics Book Review:

Unsaturated Soil Mechanics is the first book to provide a comprehensive introduction to the fundamental principles of unsaturated soil mechanics. * Offers extensive sample problems with an accompanying solutions manual. * Brings together the rapid advances in research in unsaturated soil mechanics in one focused volume. * Covers advances in effective stress and suction and hydraulic conductivity measurement.

Advanced Experimental Unsaturated Soil Mechanics

Advanced Experimental Unsaturated Soil Mechanics
  • Author : Alessandro Tarantino,E. Romero,Y.J. Cui
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 590
  • Relase : 2005-07-14
  • ISBN : 0415383374

Advanced Experimental Unsaturated Soil Mechanics Book Review:

The field of experimental unsaturated soil mechanics has grown considerably over the last decade. In the laboratory and in the field, innovative techniques have been introduced into mechanical, hydraulic, and geo-environmental testing. Normally, this information is widely dispersed throughout journals and conference proceedings and it is often difficult to identify suitable equipment and instrumentation for research or professional purposes. In this volume, however, the authors bring together the latest research in laboratory and field testing techniques, and the equipment employed, and examine the current state-of-the-art in a forum devoted solely to experimental unsaturated soil mechanics. The papers published in the proceedings were peer-reviewed by internationally-recognized researchers. The topics tackled by the papers include suction measurement, suction control, mechanical and hydraulic laboratory testing, geo-environmental testing, and field-testing.

Laboratory and Field Testing of Unsaturated Soils

Laboratory and Field Testing of Unsaturated Soils
  • Author : Alessandro Tarantino,Enrique Romero,Yu-Jin Cui
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 214
  • Relase : 2008-12-28
  • ISBN : 9781402088193

Laboratory and Field Testing of Unsaturated Soils Book Review:

This volume details recent global advances in laboratory and field testing of unsaturated soils. Coverage includes mechanical, hydraulic, and geo-environmental testing and applications of unsaturated soil monitoring to engineering behavior of geo-structures.

Experimental Unsaturated Soil Mechanics

Experimental Unsaturated Soil Mechanics
  • Author : Tom Schanz
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 505
  • Relase : 2007-06-02
  • ISBN : 9783540698739

Experimental Unsaturated Soil Mechanics Book Review:

These proceedings are a continuation of the series of International Conferences in Germany entitled "Mechanics of Unsaturated Soils." The objective is to discuss and understand unsaturated soil behaviour, so that engineered activities are improved in terms of judgement and quality. In addition to knowledge of classical concepts, it is a challenge to adapt convincing new concepts and present them in such a way that they can be used in engineering practices.

Unsaturated Soils for Asia

Unsaturated Soils for Asia
  • Author : H. Raharjdo
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 872
  • Relase : 2020-09-11
  • ISBN : 9781000100365

Unsaturated Soils for Asia Book Review:

This is a collection of articles from the Asian conference UNSAT-ASIA 2000, covering topics such as: historical developments; numerical modelling; suction measurement techniques; permeability and flow; mass transport; and engineering applications.

Unsaturated Soil Mechanics with Probability and Statistics

Unsaturated Soil Mechanics with Probability and Statistics
  • Author : Ryosuke Kitamura,Kazunari Sako
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 172
  • Relase : 2019-08-09
  • ISBN : 9781000229011

Unsaturated Soil Mechanics with Probability and Statistics Book Review:

Soil is fundamentally a multi-phase material – consisting of solid particles, water and air. In soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering it is widely treated as an elastic, elastoplastic or visco-elastoplastic material, and consequently regarded as a continuum body. However, this book explores an alternative approach, considering soil as a multi-phase and discrete material and applying basic Newtonian mechanics rather than analytical mechanics. It applies microscopic models to the solid phase and fluid phases, and then introduces probability theory and statistics to derive average physical quantities which correspond to the soil‘s macroscopic physical properties such as void ratio and water content. This book is particularly focused on the mechanical behaviour of dry, partially saturated and full saturated sandy soil, as much of the physicochemical microscopic characteristic of clayey soil is still not clear. It explores the inter-particle forces at the point of contact of soil particles and the resultant inter-particle stresses, instead of the total stress and effective stress which are studied in mainstream soil mechanics. Deformation and strength behaviour, soil-water characteristic curves, and permeability coefficients of water and air are then derived simply from grain size distribution, soil particle density, void ratio and water content. A useful reference for consultants, professional engineers, researchers and public sector organisations involved in unsaturated soil tests. Advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students on Unsaturated Soil Mechanics courses will also find it a valuable text to study.

Unsaturated Soils: Research & Applications

Unsaturated Soils: Research & Applications
  • Author : Nasser Khalili,Adrian Russell,Arman Khoshghalb
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 1872
  • Relase : 2014-06-05
  • ISBN : 9781315749587

Unsaturated Soils: Research & Applications Book Review:

Unsaturated Soils: Research and Applications contains 247 papers presented at 6th International Conference on Unsaturated Soils (UNSAT2014, Sydney, Australia, 2-4 July 2014). The two volumes provide an overview of recent experimental and theoretical advances in a wide variety of topics related to unsaturated soil mechanics:- Unsaturated Soil Behavi

Mechanics of Residual Soils, Second Edition

Mechanics of Residual Soils, Second Edition
  • Author : Geoffrey E. Blight,Eng Choon Leong
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 394
  • Relase : 2012-05-03
  • ISBN : 9780415621205

Mechanics of Residual Soils, Second Edition Book Review:

Residual soils are found in many parts of the world and are used extensively as construction materials for roads, embankments and dams, and to support the foundations of buildings, bridges and load-bearing pavements. The characteristics and engineering properties of residual soils can differ significantly from those of the more familiar transported soils. The fact that residual soils occur often in areas with tropical and sub-tropical climates and (extensively) in semi-arid climates, adds another dimension to their engineering performance, that of unsaturation. Although there are many books that deal with the mechanics of soils, these are based mainly on the characteristics and behaviour of saturated transported soils. The first edition of this book was the first book to be written specifically about the mechanics of residual soils. The book was prepared by a panel of authors drawn from the Technical Committee on Tropical and Residual Soils of the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering. It was written as a practical professional guide for geotechnical engineers working with residual soils. The second edition has retained the valuable information contained in the first edition. The present editors and authors have extensively revised and augmented the content to bring it completely up to date, adding significantly to the sections on unsaturated soil mechanics and expanding the range and number of instructive case histories. Furthermore, sections on pedocretes, dispersive soils and karst have been added.

Geotechnics for Sustainable Infrastructure Development

Geotechnics for Sustainable Infrastructure Development
  • Author : Phung Duc Long,Nguyen Tien Dung
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 1417
  • Relase : 2019-11-29
  • ISBN : 9811521832

Geotechnics for Sustainable Infrastructure Development Book Review:

This book presents 09 keynote and invited lectures and 177 technical papers from the 4th International Conference on Geotechnics for Sustainable Infrastructure Development, held on 28-29 Nov 2019 in Hanoi, Vietnam. The papers come from 35 countries of the five different continents, and are grouped in six conference themes: 1) Deep Foundations; 2) Tunnelling and Underground Spaces; 3) Ground Improvement; 4) Landslide and Erosion; 5) Geotechnical Modelling and Monitoring; and 6) Coastal Foundation Engineering. The keynote lectures are devoted by Prof. Harry Poulos (Australia), Prof. Adam Bezuijen (Belgium), Prof. Delwyn Fredlund (Canada), Prof. Lidija Zdravkovic (UK), Prof. Masaki Kitazume (Japan), and Prof. Mark Randolph (Australia). Four invited lectures are given by Prof. Charles Ng, ISSMGE President, Prof.Eun Chul Shin, ISSMGE Vice-President for Asia, Prof. Norikazu Shimizu (Japan), and Dr.Kenji Mori (Japan).

Advanced Unsaturated Soil Mechanics and Engineering

Advanced Unsaturated Soil Mechanics and Engineering
  • Author : Charles W. W. Ng,Bruce Menzies
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 710
  • Relase : 2007-10-23
  • ISBN : 9780203939727

Advanced Unsaturated Soil Mechanics and Engineering Book Review:

Analytical and comprehensive, this state-of-the-art book, examines the mechanics and engineering of unsaturated soils, as well as explaining the laboratory and field testing and research that are the logical basis of this modern approach to safe construction in these hazardous geomaterials; putting them into a logical framework for civil engineering and design. The book: illustrates the importance of state-dependent soil-water characteristic curves highlights modern soil testing of unsaturated soil behaviour, including accurate measurement of total volume changes and the measurement of anisotropic soil stiffness at very small strains introduces an advanced state-dependent elasto-plastic constitutive model for both saturated and unsaturated soil demonstrates the power of numerical analysis which is at the heart of modern soil mechanics studies and simulates the behaviour of loose fills from unsaturated to saturated states; explains the difference between strain-softening and static liquefaction, and describes real applications in unsaturated soil slope engineering includes purpose-designed field trials to capture the effects of two independent stress variables, and reports comprehensive measurements of soil suction, water contents, stress changes and ground deformations in both bare and grassed slopes introduces a new conjunctive surface and subsurface transient flow model for realistically analysing rainfall infiltration in unsaturated soil slopes, and illustrates the importance of the flow model in slope engineering. Including constitutive and numerical modelling, this volume will interest students and professionals studying or working in the areas of geotechnical engineering and the built environment.