Soil Properties and their Correlations

Soil Properties and their Correlations
  • Author : Michael Carter,Stephen P. Bentley
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 248
  • Relase : 2016-07-20
  • ISBN : 9781119130895

Soil Properties and their Correlations Book Review:

An essential guide to improving preliminary geotechnical analysis and design from limited data Soil Properties and their Correlations, Second Edition provides a summary of commonly-used soil engineering properties and gives a wide range of correlations between the various properties, presented in the context of how they will be used in geotechnical design. The book is divided into 11 chapters: Commonly-measured properties; Grading and plasticity; Density; Permeability, Consolidation and settlement; Shear strength; California bearing ratio; Shrinkage and swelling characteristics; Frost susceptibility; Susceptibility to combustion; and Soil-structure interfaces. In addition, there are two appendices: Soil classification systems; and Sampling methods. This new, more comprehensive, edition provides material that would be of practical assistance to those faced with the problem of having to estimate soil behaviour from little or no laboratory test data. Key features: Soil properties explained in practical terms. A large number of correlations between different soil properties. A valuable aid for assessing design values of properties. Clear statements on practical limitations and accuracy. An invaluable source of reference for experienced professionals working on geotechnical design, it will also give students and early-career engineers an in-depth appreciation of the appropriate use of each property and the pitfalls to avoid.

Soil Properties and their Correlations

Soil Properties and their Correlations
  • Author : Michael Carter,Stephen P. Bentley
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 246
  • Relase : 2016-09-26
  • ISBN : 9781119130871

Soil Properties and their Correlations Book Review:

An essential guide to improving preliminary geotechnical analysis and design from limited data Soil Properties and their Correlations, Second Edition provides a summary of commonly-used soil engineering properties and gives a wide range of correlations between the various properties, presented in the context of how they will be used in geotechnical design. The book is divided into 11 chapters: Commonly-measured properties; Grading and plasticity; Density; Permeability, Consolidation and settlement; Shear strength; California bearing ratio; Shrinkage and swelling characteristics; Frost susceptibility; Susceptibility to combustion; and Soil-structure interfaces. In addition, there are two appendices: Soil classification systems; and Sampling methods. This new, more comprehensive, edition provides material that would be of practical assistance to those faced with the problem of having to estimate soil behaviour from little or no laboratory test data. Key features: Soil properties explained in practical terms. A large number of correlations between different soil properties. A valuable aid for assessing design values of properties. Clear statements on practical limitations and accuracy. An invaluable source of reference for experienced professionals working on geotechnical design, it will also give students and early-career engineers an in-depth appreciation of the appropriate use of each property and the pitfalls to avoid.

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.

Correlations of Soil Properties

Correlations of Soil Properties
  • Author : Michael Carter,Stephen P. Bentley
  • Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell
  • Pages : 130
  • Relase : 1991
  • ISBN : UOM:39015029940544

Correlations of Soil Properties Book Review:

Correlations of Soil Properties provides guidance for civil engineers faced with the problem of having to estimate soil behaviour from little or no laboratory test data. It presents typical values of engineering properties for various types or classes of soil, together with correlations between different properties. Particular emphasis is given to correlations with soil classification tests and to the use of classification systems. Included in the correlations are properties that are difficult to measure directly, such as frost susceptibility and swelling potential. In addition, explanations are given of the engineering relevance of the various properties and the justification of the correlations between properties is discussed.

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 : 2019-03-29
  • ISBN : 813223801X

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.

Relationship Between Erodibility and Properties of Soils

Relationship Between Erodibility and Properties of Soils
  • Author : J.-L. Briaud,Īmān Shāfiʻī,Hamn-Ching Chen,Zenon Medina-Cetina
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 327
  • Relase : 2019
  • ISBN : 0309480752

Relationship Between Erodibility and Properties of Soils Book Review:

TRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) has released NCHRP Research Report 915: Relationship Between Erodibility and Properties of Soils, which provides reliable and simple equations quantifying the erodibility of soils based on soil properties. The report presents a detailed analysis of the issue. In addition, the project that developed the report also produced a searchable spreadsheet that uses statistical techniques to relate geotechnical properties to soil erodibility. The spreadsheet, NCHRP Erosion, includes a searchable database that includes compiled erosion data from the literature review and a plethora of erosion tests. It contains equations which may be used to estimate the erosion resistance of soil and determine whether erosion tests are needed.

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.

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 : 944
  • Relase : 2012-07-30
  • ISBN : 9781118280508

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.

Thermal Properties of Soils

Thermal Properties of Soils
  • Author : Omar Farouki
  • Publisher : Trans Tech Publication
  • Pages : 136
  • Relase : 1986
  • ISBN : UCSD:31822002392629

Thermal Properties of Soils Book Review:

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.

Fundamentals of Soil Behavior

Fundamentals of Soil Behavior
  • Author : James K. Mitchell
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
  • Pages : 590
  • Relase : 1993
  • ISBN : UOM:39015048924115

Fundamentals of Soil Behavior Book Review:

Explains the factors which determine and control the engineering properties of soils--particularly volume change, deformation, strength and permeability. New to this edition: expanded coverage of residual and tropical soils, environmental aspects of soil behavior, material on partly saturated soils, revised treatment of direct or coupled hydraulic, chemical, thermal and electrical flows through soil.

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.

Encyclopedia of Agrophysics

Encyclopedia of Agrophysics
  • Author : Jan Gliński,Józef Horabik,Jerzy Lipiec
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 1075
  • Relase : 2011-06-07
  • ISBN : 9789048135844

Encyclopedia of Agrophysics Book Review:

This Encyclopedia of Agrophysics will provide up-to-date information on the physical properties and processes affecting the quality of the environment and plant production. It will be a "first-up" volume which will nicely complement the recently published Encyclopedia of Soil Science, (November 2007) which was published in the same series. In a single authoritative volume a collection of about 250 informative articles and ca 400 glossary terms covering all aspects of agrophysics will be presented. The authors will be renowned specialists in various aspects in agrophysics from a wide variety of countries. Agrophysics is important both for research and practical use not only in agriculture, but also in areas like environmental science, land reclamation, food processing etc. Agrophysics is a relatively new interdisciplinary field closely related to Agrochemistry, Agrobiology, Agroclimatology and Agroecology. Nowadays it has been fully accepted as an agricultural and environmental discipline. As such this Encyclopedia volume will be an indispensable working tool for scientists and practitioners from different disciplines, like agriculture, soil science, geosciences, environmental science, geography, and engineering.

Environmental Risk Assessment of Soil Contamination

Environmental Risk Assessment of Soil Contamination
  • Author : Maria C. Hernandez Soriano
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Pages : 922
  • Relase : 2014-03-26
  • ISBN : 9789535112358

Environmental Risk Assessment of Soil Contamination Book Review:

Soil is an irreplaceable resource that sustains life on the planet, challenged by food and energy demands of an increasing population. Therefore, soil contamination constitutes a critical issue to be addressed if we are to secure the life quality of present and future generations. Integrated efforts from researchers and policy makers are required to develop sound risk assessment procedures, remediation strategies and sustainable soil management policies. Environmental Risk Assessment of Soil Contamination provides a wide depiction of current research in soil contamination and risk assessment, encompassing reviews and case studies on soil pollution by heavy metals and organic pollutants. The book introduces several innovative approaches for soil remediation and risk assessment, including advances in phytoremediation and implementation of metabolomics in soil sciences.

Pile Design and Construction Practice

Pile Design and Construction Practice
  • Author : Willis H. Thomas
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 566
  • Relase : 2007-12-06
  • ISBN : 9780203964293

Pile Design and Construction Practice Book Review:

This international handbook is essential for geotechnical engineers and engineering geologists responsible for designing and constructing piled foundations. It explains general principles and practice and details current types of pile, piling equipment and methods. It includes calculations of the resistance of piles to compressive loads, pile group

Geotechnical Fundamentals for Addressing New World Challenges

Geotechnical Fundamentals for Addressing New World Challenges
  • Author : Ning Lu,James K. Mitchell
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 357
  • Relase : 2019-05-24
  • ISBN : 9783030062491

Geotechnical Fundamentals for Addressing New World Challenges Book Review:

This single-volume thoroughly summarizes advances in the past several decades and emerging challenges in fundamental research in geotechnical engineering. These fundamental research frontiers are critically reviewed and described in details in lights of four grand challenges our society faces: climate adaptation, urban sustainability, energy and material resources, and global water resources. The specific areas critically reviewed, carefully examined, and envisioned are: sensing and measurement, soil properties and their physics roots, multiscale and multiphysics processes in soil, geochemical processes for resilient and sustainable geosystems, biological processes in geotechnics, unsaturated soil mechanics, coupled flow processes in soil, thermal processes in geotechnical engineering, and rock mechanics in the 21st century.

Soils: Basic Concepts and Future Challenges

Soils: Basic Concepts and Future Challenges
  • Author : Riccardo Scalenghe
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2006-10-12
  • ISBN : 9781139460033

Soils: Basic Concepts and Future Challenges Book Review:

This book was born as an international tribute to Fiorenzo C. Ugolini, an outstanding soil scientist, now retired from university teaching and research. It is a synthesis of the knowledge of soils, their genesis, functions and management, and includes contributions from leading soil scientists. It provides the basic concepts as well as data and practical examples from across the discipline. The book also discusses the increasingly important role of soils in enabling the preservation of life and contains a rare attempt to cross-harmonize the Soil Groups of the World Reference Base of Soil Resources with the Orders of the Soil Taxonomy. It also considers the possible existence of extraterrestrial soils based on the findings from the last space missions. This volume will be a valuable resource for researchers and students of soil science, soil conservation, geography and landscape ecology.

The Philippine Journal of Crop Science

The Philippine Journal of Crop Science
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 560
  • Relase : 1984
  • ISBN : CORNELL:31924061224600

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Penetration Testing, volume 1

Penetration Testing, volume 1
  • Author : A. Verruijt
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 500
  • Relase : 2021-02-25
  • ISBN : 9781351425544

Penetration Testing, volume 1 Book Review:

Conference Proceedings of the second European symposium on penetration testing, Amsterdam, 24-27 May 1982. This volume includes soil penetration tests- congresses.

The Delft Sand, Clay and Rock Cutting Model

The Delft Sand, Clay and Rock Cutting Model
  • Author : S.A. Miedema
  • Publisher : IOS Press
  • Pages : 572
  • Relase : 2014-10-29
  • ISBN : 9781614994541

The Delft Sand, Clay and Rock Cutting Model Book Review:

Sand, clay and rock have to be excavated for a variety of purposes, such as dredging, trenching, mining (including deep sea mining), drilling, tunnel boring and many other applications. Many excavations take place on dry land, but they are also frequently required in completely saturated conditions, and the methods necessary to accomplish them consequently vary widely. This book provides an overview of cutting theories. It begins with a generic model, valid for all types of soil (sand, clay and rock), and continues with the specifics of dry sand, water-saturated sand, clay, atmospheric rock and hyperbaric rock. Small blade angles and large blade angles are discussed for each soil type, and for each case considered the equations/model for cutting forces, power and specific energy are given. With models verified by laboratory research, principally from the Delft University of Technology, and data from other recognized sources, this book will prove an invaluable reference for anybody whose work involves major excavations of any kind.