Soil Liquefaction

Soil Liquefaction
  • Author : Michael Jefferies,Ken Been
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 512
  • Relase : 2006-09-04
  • ISBN : 9780203301968

Soil Liquefaction Book Review:

Soil liquefaction is a major concern in areas of the world subject to seismic activity or other repeated vibration loads. This book brings together a large body of information on the topic, and presents it within a unified and simple framework. The result is a book which will provide the practising civil engineer with a very sound understanding of

Soil Liquefaction

Soil Liquefaction
  • Author : Mike Jefferies,Ken Been
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 690
  • Relase : 2015-09-18
  • ISBN : 9781482213676

Soil Liquefaction Book Review:

A Rigorous and Definitive Guide to Soil Liquefaction Soil liquefaction occurs when soil loses much of its strength or stiffness for a time—usually a few minutes or less—and which may then cause structural failure, financial loss, and even death. It can occur during earthquakes, from static loading, or even from traffic-induced vibration. It occurs worldwide and affects soils ranging from gravels to silts. From Basic Physical Principles to Engineering Practice Soil Liquefaction has become widely cited. It is built on the principle that liquefaction can, and must, be understood from mechanics. This second edition is developed from this premise in three respects: with the inclusion of silts and sandy silts commonly encountered as mine tailings, by an extensive treatment of cyclic mobility and the cyclic simple shear test, and through coverage from the "element" scale seen in laboratory testing to the evaluation of "boundary value problems" of civil and mining engineering. As a mechanics-based approach is necessarily numerical, detailed derivations are provided for downloadable open-code software (in both Excel/VBA and C++) including code verifications and validations. The "how-to-use" aspects have been expanded as a result of many conversations with other engineers, and these now cover the derivation of soil properties from laboratory testing through to assessing the in situ state by processing the results of cone penetration testing. Downloadable software is supplied on www.crcpress.com/product/isbn/9781482213683 Includes derivations in detail so that the origin of the equations is apparent Provides samples of source code so that the reader can see how complex-looking differentials actually have pretty simple form Offers a computable constitutive model in accordance with established plasticity theory Contains case histories of liquefaction Makes available downloads and source data on the CRC Press website Soil Liquefaction: A Critical State Approach, Second Edition continues to cater to a wide range of readers, from graduate students through to engineering practice.

State of the Art and Practice in the Assessment of Earthquake-Induced Soil Liquefaction and Its Consequences

State of the Art and Practice in the Assessment of Earthquake-Induced Soil Liquefaction and Its Consequences
  • Author : National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Board on Earth Sciences and Resources,Committee on State of the Art and Practice in Earthquake Induced Soil Liquefaction Assessment
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 350
  • Relase : 2019-01-30
  • ISBN : 0309440270

State of the Art and Practice in the Assessment of Earthquake-Induced Soil Liquefaction and Its Consequences Book Review:

Earthquake-induced soil liquefaction (liquefaction) is a leading cause of earthquake damage worldwide. Liquefaction is often described in the literature as the phenomena of seismic generation of excess porewater pressures and consequent softening of granular soils. Many regions in the United States have been witness to liquefaction and its consequences, not just those in the west that people associate with earthquake hazards. Past damage and destruction caused by liquefaction underline the importance of accurate assessments of where liquefaction is likely and of what the consequences of liquefaction may be. Such assessments are needed to protect life and safety and to mitigate economic, environmental, and societal impacts of liquefaction in a cost-effective manner. Assessment methods exist, but methods to assess the potential for liquefaction triggering are more mature than are those to predict liquefaction consequences, and the earthquake engineering community wrestles with the differences among the various assessment methods for both liquefaction triggering and consequences. State of the Art and Practice in the Assessment of Earthquake-Induced Soil Liquefaction and Its Consequences evaluates these various methods, focusing on those developed within the past 20 years, and recommends strategies to minimize uncertainties in the short term and to develop improved methods to assess liquefaction and its consequences in the long term. This report represents a first attempt within the geotechnical earthquake engineering community to consider, in such a manner, the various methods to assess liquefaction consequences.

Disturbed Soil Properties and Geotechnical Design

Disturbed Soil Properties and Geotechnical Design
  • Author : Andrew Noel Schofield
  • Publisher : Thomas Telford
  • Pages : 142
  • Relase : 2005
  • ISBN : 0727729829

Disturbed Soil Properties and Geotechnical Design Book Review:

This is an easily accessible account of critical state of soil mechanics, geotechnical centrifuge testing and the original Cam-Clay model invented by the author.

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 Behaviour and Critical State Soil Mechanics

Soil Behaviour and Critical State Soil Mechanics
  • Author : David Muir Wood
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Pages : 462
  • Relase : 1990
  • ISBN : 0521337828

Soil Behaviour and Critical State Soil Mechanics Book Review:

This book describes the basic ingredients of a family of simple elastic-plastic models of soil behaviour.

Earthquakes and Water

Earthquakes and Water
  • Author : Chi-yuen Wang,Michael Manga
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 225
  • Relase : 2010-01-11
  • ISBN : 9783642008108

Earthquakes and Water Book Review:

Based on the graduate course in Earthquake Hydrology at Berkeley University, this text introduces the basic materials, provides a comprehensive overview of the field to interested readers and beginning researchers, and acts as a convenient reference point.

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.

Geotechnical Modelling

Geotechnical Modelling
  • Author : David Muir Wood
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 504
  • Relase : 2017-12-21
  • ISBN : 9781351990042

Geotechnical Modelling Book Review:

Modelling forms an implicit part of all engineering design but many engineers engage in modelling without consciously considering the nature, validity and consequences of the supporting assumptions. Derived from courses given to postgraduate and final year undergraduate MEng students, this book presents some of the models that form a part of the typical undergraduate geotechnical curriculum and describes some of the aspects of soil behaviour which contribute to the challenge of geotechnical modelling. Assuming a familiarity with basic soil mechanics and traditional methods of geotechnical design, this book is a valuable tool for students of geotechnical and structural and civil engineering as well as also being useful to practising engineers involved in the specification of numerical or physical geotechnical modelling.

Geotechnical Engineering for Mine Waste Storage Facilities

Geotechnical Engineering for Mine Waste Storage Facilities
  • Author : Geoffrey E. Blight
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 652
  • Relase : 2009-11-16
  • ISBN : 9780203859407

Geotechnical Engineering for Mine Waste Storage Facilities Book Review:

The book is a comprehensive treatment of the application of geotechnical engineering to site selection, site exploration, design, operation and closure of mine waste storage facilities.The level and content are suitable as a technical source and reference for practising engineers engaged both in the design and operational management of mine waste s

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 : 5946
  • 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.

Soil Mechanics

Soil Mechanics
  • Author : R. F. Craig
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 419
  • Relase : 2013-12-20
  • ISBN : 9781489934741

Soil Mechanics Book Review:

This book is intended primarily to serve the needs of the undergraduate civil engineering student and aims at the clear explanation, in adequate depth, of the fundamental principles of soil mechanics. The understanding of these principles is considered to be an essential foundation upon which future practical experience in soils engineering can be built. The choice of material involves an element of personal opinion but the contents of this book should cover the requirements of most undergraduate courses to honours level. It is assumed that the student has no prior knowledge of the subject but has a good understanding of basic mechanics. The book includes a comprehensive range of worked examples and problems set for solution by the student to consolidate understanding of the fundamental principles and illustrate their application in simple practical situations. The International System of Units is used throughout the book. A list of references is included at the end of each chapter as an aid to the more advanced study of any particular topic. It is intended also that the book will serve as a useful source of reference for the practising engineer. In the third edition no changes have been made to the aims of the book. Except for the order of two chapters being interchanged and for minor changes in the order of material in the chapter on consolidation theory, the basic structure of the book is unaltered.

The Material Point Method for Geotechnical Engineering

The Material Point Method for Geotechnical Engineering
  • Author : James Fern,Alexander Rohe,Kenichi Soga,Eduardo Alonso
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 420
  • Relase : 2019-01-30
  • ISBN : 9780429650666

The Material Point Method for Geotechnical Engineering Book Review:

This practical guide provides the best introduction to large deformation material point method (MPM) simulations for geotechnical engineering. It provides the basic theory, discusses the different numerical features used in large deformation simulations, and presents a number of applications -- providing references, examples and guidance when using MPM for practical applications. MPM covers problems in static and dynamic situations within a common framework. It also opens new frontiers in geotechnical modelling and numerical analysis. It represents a powerful tool for exploring large deformation behaviours of soils, structures and fluids, and their interactions, such as internal and external erosion, and post-liquefaction analysis; for instance the post-failure liquid-like behaviours of landslides, penetration problems such as CPT and pile installation, and scouring problems related to underwater pipelines. In the recent years, MPM has developed enough for its practical use in industry, apart from the increasing interest in the academic world.

Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering IX

Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering IX
  • Author : António S. Cardoso,José L. Borges,Pedro A. Costa,António T. Gomes,José C. Marques,Castorina S. Vieira
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 1656
  • Relase : 2018-06-19
  • ISBN : 9781351003612

Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering IX Book Review:

Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering IX contains 204 technical and scientific papers presented at the 9th European Conference on Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering (NUMGE2018, Porto, Portugal, 25—27 June 2018). The papers cover a wide range of topics in the field of computational geotechnics, providing an overview of recent developments on scientific achievements, innovations and engineering applications related to or employing numerical methods. They deal with subjects from emerging research to engineering practice, and are grouped under the following themes: Constitutive modelling and numerical implementation Finite element, discrete element and other numerical methods. Coupling of diverse methods Reliability and probability analysis Large deformation – large strain analysis Artificial intelligence and neural networks Ground flow, thermal and coupled analysis Earthquake engineering, soil dynamics and soil-structure interactions Rock mechanics Application of numerical methods in the context of the Eurocodes Shallow and deep foundations Slopes and cuts Supported excavations and retaining walls Embankments and dams Tunnels and caverns (and pipelines) Ground improvement and reinforcement Offshore geotechnical engineering Propagation of vibrations Following the objectives of previous eight thematic conferences, (1986 Stuttgart, Germany; 1990 Santander, Spain; 1994 Manchester, United Kingdom; 1998 Udine, Italy; 2002 Paris, France; 2006 Graz, Austria; 2010 Trondheim, Norway; 2014 Delft, The Netherlands), Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering IX updates the state-of-the-art regarding the application of numerical methods in geotechnics, both in a scientific perspective and in what concerns its application for solving practical boundary value problems. The book will be much of interest to engineers, academics and professionals involved or interested in Geotechnical Engineering.

Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering IX, Volume 1

Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering IX, Volume 1
  • Author : Manuel de Matos Fernandes
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 900
  • Relase : 2018-06-22
  • ISBN : 9780429823190

Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering IX, Volume 1 Book Review:

NUMGE 2018 is the ninth in a series of conferences on Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering organized by the ERTC7 under the auspices of the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE). The first conference was held in 1986 in Stuttgart, Germany and the series continued every four years (1990 Santander, Spain; 1994 Manchester, United Kingdom; 1998 Udine, Italy; 2002 Paris, France; 2006 Graz, Austria; 2010 Trondheim, Norway; 2014 Delft, The Netherlands). The conference provides a forum for exchange of ideas and discussion on topics related to numerical modelling in geotechnical engineering. Both senior and young researchers, as well as scientists and engineers from Europe and overseas, are invited to attend this conference to share and exchange their knowledge and experiences. This work is the first volume of NUMGE 2018.

Petroleum Related Rock Mechanics

Petroleum Related Rock Mechanics
  • Author : Erling Fjær,Rune Martin Holt,Per Horsrud,Arne Marius Raaen
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 772
  • Relase : 2021-12-15
  • ISBN : 9780128221969

Petroleum Related Rock Mechanics Book Review:

Engineers and geologists in the petroleum industry will find Petroleum Related Rock Mechanics, Third Edition, to be a powerful resource in providing a basis for rock mechanical knowledge, which can greatly assist in the understanding of field behavior, design of test programs, and the design of field operations. Not only does this text provide specific applications of rock mechanics used within the petroleum industry, it has a strong focus on basics like drilling, production, and reservoir engineering. Assessment of rock mechanical parameters is covered in depth, as is acoustic wave propagation in rocks, with possible link to 4D seismic as well as log interpretation. Petroleum Related Rock Mechanics, 3e, is updated to include new topics such as formation barriers around cased wells, finite element analysis, multicomponent models, acoustic emissions and elliptical holes. It also includes updated and expanded coverage of shale reservoirs, hydraulic fracturing, and carbon capture and sequestration. Presents the basic principles behind rock mechanics from leading academic and industry experts Provides a guide for engineers and geologists to use while working in the field New topics included in this edition: formation barriers around cased wells, finite element analysis, multicomponent models, acoustic emissions and elliptical holes

The Mechanics of Soils and Foundations

The Mechanics of Soils and Foundations
  • Author : John Atkinson
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 448
  • Relase : 2017-12-21
  • ISBN : 9781351990035

The Mechanics of Soils and Foundations Book Review:

Ideal for undergraduates of geotechnical engineering for civil engineers, this established textbook sets out the basic theories of soil mechanics in a clear and straightforward way; combining both classical and critical state theories and giving students a good grounding in the subject which will last right through into a career as a geotechnical engineer. The subject is broken down into discrete topics which are presented in a series of short, focused chapters with clear and accessible text that develops from the purely theoretical to discussing practical applications. Soil behaviour is described by relatively simple equations with clear parameters while a number of worked examples and simple experimental demonstrations are included to illustrate the principles involved and aid reader understanding.

Geomechanics from Micro to Macro

Geomechanics from Micro to Macro
  • Author : Kenichi Soga,Krishna Kumar,Giovanna Biscontin,Matthew Kuo
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 1700
  • Relase : 2014-08-26
  • ISBN : 9781315737324

Geomechanics from Micro to Macro Book Review:

Geomechanics from Micro to Macro contains 268 papers presented at the International Symposium on Geomechanics from Micro and Macro (IS-Cambridge, UK, 1-3 September 2014). The symposium created a forum for the dissemination of new advances in the micro-macro relations of geomaterial behaviour and its modelling. The papers on experimental investigati

Building on Soft Soils

Building on Soft Soils
  • Author : CURCentreforCivilEngineering
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 500
  • Relase : 2017-11-22
  • ISBN : 9781351462952

Building on Soft Soils Book Review:

A comprehensive practical manual covering all aspects of this field, this book covers everything from the pre-design stage up to, and including, the actual use (including maintenance) of the completed structures. Much attention is given to the calculation methods available for design and construction, including establishing the soil parameters required, with emphasis placed on probabilistic safety analysis. This informative book includes an inventory of: · the properties of natural types of soil, secondary materials, and light-weight materials · raising and filling construction methods · techniques and methods to speed up consolidation and limit deformation Compiled by researchers from Fugro, Delft Geotechnics and several other Dutch contractors, it includes useful appendices focusing on particular points of interest from the preceding chapters.

Basics of Foundation Design

Basics of Foundation Design
  • Author : Bengt Fellenius
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Pages : 488
  • Relase : 2017-06-07
  • ISBN : 9781365824005

Basics of Foundation Design Book Review:

The "Red Book" presents a background to conventional foundation analysis and design. The text is not intended to replace the much more comprehensive 'standard' textbooks, but rather to support and augment these in a few important areas, supplying methods applicable to practical cases handled daily by practising engineers and providing the basic soil mechanics background to those methods. It concentrates on the static design for stationary foundation conditions. Although the topic is far from exhaustively treated, it does intend to present most of the basic material needed for a practising engineer involved in routine geotechnical design, as well as provide the tools for an engineering student to approach and solve common geotechnical design problems.