Geotechnical Laboratory Measurements for Engineers

Geotechnical Laboratory Measurements for Engineers
  • Author : John T. Germaine,Amy V. Germaine
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 370
  • Relase : 2009-06-02
  • ISBN : 9780470150931

Geotechnical Laboratory Measurements for Engineers Book Review:

A comprehensive guide to the most useful geotechnical laboratory measurements Cost effective, high quality testing of geo-materials is possible if you understand the important factors and work with nature wisely. Geotechnical Laboratory Measurements for Engineers guides geotechnical engineers and students in conducting efficient testing without sacrificing the quality of results. Useful as both a lab manual for students and as a reference for the practicing geotechnical engineer, the book covers thirty of the most common soil tests, referencing the ASTM standard procedures while helping readers understand what the test is analyzing and how to interpret the results. Features include: Explanations of both the underlying theory of the tests and the standard testing procedures The most commonly-taught laboratory testing methods, plus additional advanced tests Unique discussions of electronic transducers and computer controlled tests not commonly covered in similar texts A support website at www.wiley.com/college/germaine with blank data sheets you can use in recording the results of your tests as well as Microsoft Excel® spreadsheets containing raw data sets supporting the experiments

Laboratory Testing of Soils, Rocks, and Aggregates

Laboratory Testing of Soils, Rocks, and Aggregates
  • Author : Nagaratnam Sivakugan,A. Arulrajah,Myint Win Bo
  • Publisher : J. Ross Publishing
  • Pages : 223
  • Relase : 2011
  • ISBN : 9781604270471

Laboratory Testing of Soils, Rocks, and Aggregates Book Review:

Contains virtually all current laboratory tests for soils, rocks and aggregates in one volume with references to international standards: ASTM, ISRM, BS, and AS.

Judgment and Innovation

Judgment and Innovation
  • Author : Francisco Silva,Edward Kavazanjian
  • Publisher : Amer Society of Civil Engineers
  • Pages : 133
  • Relase : 2000
  • ISBN : UOM:39015050287898

Judgment and Innovation Book Review:

These six papers by professional geotechnical engineers cover topics including historical and futuristic examinations of the field, slope stability analysis, internal erosion and piping, field and laboratory measurements, and geoenvironmental engineering and its impact on geotechnical practice. Anno

In Situ Tests in Geotechnical Engineering

In Situ Tests in Geotechnical Engineering
  • Author : Jacques Monnet
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 398
  • Relase : 2015-12-07
  • ISBN : 9781848218499

In Situ Tests in Geotechnical Engineering Book Review:

This book deals with in-situ tests that are performed in geotechnics to identify and characterize the soil. These measurements are then used to size the Civil Engineering works This book is intended for engineers, students and geotechnical researchers. It provides useful information for use and optimal use of in-situ tests to achieve a better book adaptation of civil engineering on the ground

Geotechnical Characterization, Field Measurement, and Laboratory Testing of Municipal Solid Waste

Geotechnical Characterization, Field Measurement, and Laboratory Testing of Municipal Solid Waste
  • Author : Dimitrios Zekkos
  • Publisher : Amer Society of Civil Engineers
  • Pages : 237
  • Relase : 2011
  • ISBN : 0784411468

Geotechnical Characterization, Field Measurement, and Laboratory Testing of Municipal Solid Waste Book Review:

The goal of Characterization, Field Measurement, and Laboratory Testing of Municipal Solid Waste is to fold the current understanding of the properties of municipal solid waste, and the challenges it presents, into adequate guidance for researchers and practitioners who work directly with issues related to waste behavior. This volume is organized into three parts. Part One is a review of the state of the art in some of the most critical properties of municipal solid waste. Part Two attempts to reach some consensus or provide some minimum requirements or recommended procedures for waste characterization. Part Three includes five opinion papers submitted by the invited panelists from the United Kingdom, Brazil, Canada, Japan, and the United States. This new book broadens the current understanding of waste mechanics and improves waste disposal practices both domestically and internationally. It will be valuable to researchers and practicing engineers in the field of waste mechanics. Geotechnical Special Publication No. 209 was developed from papers and discussions presented at the International Symposium on Waste Mechanics, which took place in New Orleans March 11 13, 2008. The symposium was sponsored by the Geo-Institute of ASCE.

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.

Fundamentals of Ground Improvement Engineering

Fundamentals of Ground Improvement Engineering
  • Author : Jeffrey Evans,Daniel Ruffing,David Elton
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 430
  • Relase : 2021-09-17
  • ISBN : 9781000411393

Fundamentals of Ground Improvement Engineering Book Review:

Ground improvement has been one of the most dynamic and rapidly evolving areas of geotechnical engineering and construction over the past 40 years. The need to develop sites with marginal soils has made ground improvement an increasingly important core component of geotechnical engineering curricula. Fundamentals of Ground Improvement Engineering addresses the most effective and latest cutting-edge techniques for ground improvement. Key ground improvement methods are introduced that provide readers with a thorough understanding of the theory, design principles, and construction approaches that underpin each method. Major topics are compaction, permeation grouting, vibratory methods, soil mixing, stabilization and solidification, cutoff walls, dewatering, consolidation, geosynthetics, jet grouting, ground freezing, compaction grouting, and earth retention. The book is ideal for undergraduate and graduate-level university students, as well as practitioners seeking fundamental background in these techniques. The numerous problems, with worked examples, photographs, schematics, charts and graphs make it an excellent reference and teaching tool.

Proceedings of the 15th European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering

Proceedings of the 15th European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering
  • Author : A. Anagnostopoulos,M. Pachakis,Ch. Tsatsanifos
  • Publisher : IOS Press
  • Pages : 664
  • Relase : 2013-03-21
  • ISBN : 9781614991991

Proceedings of the 15th European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering Book Review:

This publication contains the papers presented at the 15th European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ECSMGE), held in Athens, Greece. Considerable progress has been made in recent decades in understanding the engineering behavior of those hard soils and weak rocks that clearly fall into either the field of soil or of rock mechanics, and there have been important developments in design and construction methods to cope with them. Progress would be even more desirable, however, for those materials which fall into the ‘grey’ area between soils and rocks. They present particular challenges due to their diversity, the difficulties and problems arising in their identification and classification, their sampling and testing and in the establishment of suitable models to adequately describe their behavior. The publication aims to provide an updated overview of the existing worldwide knowledge of the geological features, engineering properties and behavior of such hard soils and weak rocks, with particular reference to the design and construction methods and problems associated with these materials. Part 4 was published post-conference and includes Conference Reports.

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.

Encyclopedia of Engineering Geology

Encyclopedia of Engineering Geology
  • Author : Peter Bobrowsky,Brian Marker
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 1000
  • Relase : 2018-08-14
  • ISBN : 3319735667

Encyclopedia of Engineering Geology Book Review:

This volume addresses the multi-disciplinary topic of engineering geology and the environment, one of the fastest growing, most relevant and applied fields of research and study within the geosciences. It covers the fundamentals of geology and engineering where the two fields overlap and, in addition, highlights specialized topics that address principles, concepts and paradigms of the discipline, including operational terms, materials, tools, techniques and methods as well as processes, procedures and implications. A number of well known and respected international experts contributed to this authoritative volume, thereby ensuring proper geographic representation, professional credibility and reliability. This superb volume provides a dependable and ready source of information on approximately 300 topical entries relevant to all aspects of engineering geology. Extensive illustrations, figures, images, tables and detailed bibliographic citations ensure that the comprehensively defined contributions are broadly and clearly explained. The Encyclopedia of Engineering Geology provides a ready source of reference for several fields of study and practice including civil engineers, geologists, physical geographers, architects, hazards specialists, hydrologists, geotechnicians, geophysicists, geomorphologists, planners, resource explorers, and many others. As a key library reference, this book is an essential technical source for undergraduate and graduate students in their research. Teachers/professors can rely on it as the final authority and the first source of reference on engineering geology related studies as it provides an exceptional resource to train and educate the next generation of practitioners.

Modeling in Geotechnical Engineering

Modeling in Geotechnical Engineering
  • Author : Pijush Samui,Sunita Kumari,Vladimir Makarov,Pradeep Kurup
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Pages : 516
  • Relase : 2020-12-01
  • ISBN : 9780128218525

Modeling in Geotechnical Engineering Book Review:

Modeling in Geotechnical Engineering is a one stop reference for a range of computational models, the theory explaining how they work, and case studies describing how to apply them. Drawing on the expertise of contributors from a range of disciplines including geomechanics, optimization, and computational engineering, this book provides an interdisciplinary guide to this subject which is suitable for readers from a range of backgrounds. Before tackling the computational approaches, a theoretical understanding of the physical systems is provided that helps readers to fully grasp the significance of the numerical methods. The various models are presented in detail, and advice is provided on how to select the correct model for your application. Provides detailed descriptions of different computational modelling methods for geotechnical applications, including the finite element method, the finite difference method, and the boundary element method Gives readers the latest advice on the use of big data analytics and artificial intelligence in geotechnical engineering Includes case studies to help readers apply the methods described in their own work

Manual of Geotechnical Laboratory Soil Testing

Manual of Geotechnical Laboratory Soil Testing
  • Author : Bashir Ahmed Mir
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 414
  • Relase : 2021-10-04
  • ISBN : 9781000456950

Manual of Geotechnical Laboratory Soil Testing Book Review:

Manual of Geotechnical Laboratory Soil Testing covers physical, index, and engineering properties of soils, including compaction characteristics (optimum moisture content), permeability (coefficient of hydraulic conductivity), compressibility characteristics, and shear strength (cohesion intercept and angle of internal friction). Further, this manual covers data collection, analysis, computations, additional considerations, sources of error, precautionary measures, and the presentation results along with well-defined illustrations for each of the listed tests. Each test is based on relevant standards with pertinent references, broadly aimed at geotechnical design applications. FEATURES Provides fundamental coverage of elementary-level laboratory characterization of soils Describes objectives, basic concepts, general understanding, and appreciation of the geotechnical principles for determination of physical, index, and engineering properties of soil materials Presents the step-by-step procedures for various tests based on relevant standards Interprets soil analytical data and illustrates empirical relationship between various soil properties Includes observation data sheet and analysis, results and discussions, and applications of test results This manual is aimed at undergraduates, senior undergraduates, and researchers in geotechnical and civil engineering. Prof. (Dr.) Bashir Ahmed Mir is among the senior faculty of the Civil Engineering Department of the National Institute of Technology Srinagar and has more than two decades of teaching experience. Prof. Mir has published more than 100 research papers in international journals and conferences; chaired technical sessions in international conferences in India and throughout the world; and provided consultancy services to more than 150 projects of national importance to various government and private agencies.

Triaxial Testing of Soils

Triaxial Testing of Soils
  • Author : Poul V. Lade
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 438
  • Relase : 2016-05-02
  • ISBN : 9781119106623

Triaxial Testing of Soils Book Review:

Triaxial Testing of Soils explains how to carry out triaxial tests to demonstrate the effects of soil behaviour on engineering designs. An authoritative and comprehensive manual, it reflects current best practice and instrumentation.References are made throughout to easily accessible articles in the literature and the books focus is on how to obtain high quality experimental results.

Sustainable Construction Materials

Sustainable Construction Materials
  • Author : Ravindra K. Dhir OBE,Jorge de Brito,Raman Mangabhai,Chao Qun Lye
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Pages : 336
  • Relase : 2016-10-08
  • ISBN : 9780081009888

Sustainable Construction Materials Book Review:

Sustainable Construction Materials: Copper Slag, as part of a series of five, the book aims to promote the use of sustainable construction materials. It is different to the norm and its uniqueness lies in developing a data matrix sourced from 400 publications, contributed by 712 authors from 337 institutions in 40 countries from 1964 to 2015, on the subject of copper slag as a construction material, and systematically, analysisng, evaluating and modelling this information for use in cement, concrete, geotechnics and road pavement applications. Related environmental issues, case studies and standards are also discussed. The work establishes what is already known and can be used. It would also help to avoid repetitive research and save valuable resources, which can instead be directed towards new research to progress the use of sustainable construction materials. The book is structured in an incisive and easy to digest manner. As an excellent reference source, the book is particularly suited for researchers, academics, design engineers, specifiers, contractors, developers and certifying and regulatory authorities, seeking to promote sustainability within the construction sector. Provides an extensive source of valuable database information supported by an exhaustive and comprehensively organized list of globally published literature spanning 40-50 years, up to 2016, with over 400 references Offers an analysis, evaluation, repackaging, and modeling of existing knowledge, encouraging more responsible use of waste materials in construction Presents a wealth of knowledge for use in many sectors relating to the construction profession

Characterisation and Engineering Properties of Natural Soils, Two Volume Set

Characterisation and Engineering Properties of Natural Soils, Two Volume Set
  • Author : T.S. Tan,K.K. Phoon,D.W. Hight,S. Leroueil
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 1268
  • Relase : 2006-11-16
  • ISBN : 9780415889513

Characterisation and Engineering Properties of Natural Soils, Two Volume Set Book Review:

Following on from the first two volumes, published in 2002, volumes 3 and 4 of Characterisation and Engineering Properties of Natural Soils review laboratory testing, in-situ testing, and methods of characterising natural soil variability, illustrated by actual site data. Less well-documented soil types are highlighted and the various papers take i

Geotechnical Instrumentation for Monitoring Field Performance

Geotechnical Instrumentation for Monitoring Field Performance
  • Author : John Dunnicliff
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 604
  • Relase : 1993-10-06
  • ISBN : 0471005460

Geotechnical Instrumentation for Monitoring Field Performance Book Review:

The first book on the subject written by a practitioner forpractitioners. Geotechnical Instrumentation for Monitoring FieldPerformance Geotechnical Instrumentation for Monitoring FieldPerformance goes far beyond a mere summary of the technicalliterature and manufacturers’ brochures: it guides readersthrough the entire geotechnical instrumentation process, showingthem when to monitor safety and performance, and how to do it well.This comprehensive guide: * Describes the critical steps of planning monitoring programsusing geotechnical instrumentation, including what benefits can beachieved and how construction specifications should bewritten * Describes and evaluates monitoring methods and recommendsinstruments for monitoring groundwater pressure, deformations,total stress in soil, stress change in rock, temperature, and loadand strain in structural members * Offers detailed practical guidelines on instrument calibrations,installation and maintenance, and on the collection, processing,and interpretation of instrumentation data * Describes the role of geotechnical instrumentation during theconstruction and operation phases of civil engineering projects,including braced excavations, embankments on soft ground,embankment dams, excavated and natural slopes, undergroundexcavations, driving piles, and drilled shafts * Provides guidelines throughout the book on the best practices

Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering for Protection and Development of Environment and Constructions

Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering for Protection and Development of Environment and Constructions
  • Author : Francesco Silvestri,Nicola Moraci
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 8083
  • Relase : 2019-07-19
  • ISBN : 9780429632013

Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering for Protection and Development of Environment and Constructions Book Review:

Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering for Protection and Development of Environment and Constructions contains invited, keynote and theme lectures and regular papers presented at the 7th International Conference on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering (Rome, Italy, 17-20 June 2019. The contributions deal with recent developments and advancements as well as case histories, field monitoring, experimental characterization, physical and analytical modelling, and applications related to the variety of environmental phenomena induced by earthquakes in soils and their effects on engineered systems interacting with them. The book is divided in the sections below: Invited papers Keynote papers Theme lectures Special Session on Large Scale Testing Special Session on Liquefact Projects Special Session on Lessons learned from recent earthquakes Special Session on the Central Italy earthquake Regular papers Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering for Protection and Development of Environment and Constructions provides a significant up-to-date collection of recent experiences and developments, and aims at engineers, geologists and seismologists, consultants, public and private contractors, local national and international authorities, and to all those involved in research and practice related to Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering.

Advances in Unsaturated Geotechnics

Advances in Unsaturated Geotechnics
  • Author : Charles D. Shackelford,Sandra L. Houston,Nien-Yin Chang
  • Publisher : Amer Society of Civil Engineers
  • Pages : 624
  • Relase : 2000
  • ISBN : UOM:39015050142150

Advances in Unsaturated Geotechnics Book Review:

GSP 99 contains 38 papers presented at sessions at Geo-Denver 2000, held in Denver, Colorado, August 5-8, 2000.

Correlations of Soil and Rock Properties in Geotechnical Engineering

Correlations of Soil and Rock Properties in Geotechnical Engineering
  • Author : Jay Ameratunga,Nagaratnam Sivakugan,Braja M. Das
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 228
  • Relase : 2015-12-11
  • ISBN : 9788132226291

Correlations of Soil and Rock Properties in Geotechnical Engineering Book Review:

This book presents a one-stop reference to the empirical correlations used extensively in geotechnical engineering. Empirical correlations play a key role in geotechnical engineering designs and analysis. Laboratory and in situ testing of soils can add significant cost to a civil engineering project. By using appropriate empirical correlations, it is possible to derive many design parameters, thus limiting our reliance on these soil tests. The authors have decades of experience in geotechnical engineering, as professional engineers or researchers. The objective of this book is to present a critical evaluation of a wide range of empirical correlations reported in the literature, along with typical values of soil parameters, in the light of their experience and knowledge. This book will be a one-stop-shop for the practising professionals, geotechnical researchers and academics looking for specific correlations for estimating certain geotechnical parameters. The empirical correlations in the forms of equations and charts and typical values are collated from extensive literature review, and from the authors' database.

Evaluation of Soil and Rock Properties

Evaluation of Soil and Rock Properties
  • Author : P. J. Sabatini,R. C. Bachus,Al Et Al
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 392
  • Relase : 2004-10-01
  • ISBN : 1410217612

Evaluation of Soil and Rock Properties Book Review:

This document presents state-of-the-practice information on the evaluation of soil and rock properties for geotechnical design applications. This document addresses the entire range of materials potentially encountered in highway engineering practice, from soft clay to intact rock and variations of materials that fall between these two extremes. Information is presented on parameters measured, evaluation of data quality, and interpretation of properties for conventional soil and rock laboratory testing, as well as in situ devices such as field vane testing, cone penetration testing, dilatometer, pressuremeter, and borehole jack. This document provides the design engineer with information that can be used to develop a rationale for accepting or rejecting data and for resolving inconsistencies between data provided by different laboratories and field tests. This document also includes information on: (1) the use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and Personal Data Assistance devices for the collection and interpretation of subsurface information; (2) quantitative measures for evaluating disturbance of laboratory soil samples; and (3) the use of measurements from geophysical testing techniques to obtain information on the modulus of soil. Also included are chapters on evaluating properties of special soil materials (e.g., loess, cemented sands, peats and organic soils, etc.) and the use of statistical information in evaluating anomalous data and obtaining design values for soil and rock properties. An appendix of three detailed soil and rock property selection examples is provided which illustrate the application of the methods described in the document.