Soil Strength and Slope Stability

Soil Strength and Slope Stability
  • Author : J. Michael Duncan,Stephen G. Wright,Thomas L. Brandon
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 336
  • Relase : 2014-09-22
  • ISBN : 9781118651650

Soil Strength and Slope Stability Book Review:

"Soil Strength and Slope Stability is the essential text for the critical assessment of natural and man-made slopes. Extensive case studies throughout help illustrate the principles and techniques described, including a new examination of Hurricane Katrina failures, plus examples of soil and slope engineering from around the world. Extraneous theory has been excluded to place the focus squarely on the practical application of slope design and analysis techniques, including information about standards, regulations, formulas, and the use of software in analysis."--pub. desc.

Soil Strength and Slope Stability

Soil Strength and Slope Stability
  • Author : J. Michael Duncan,Stephen G. Wright,Thomas L. Brandon
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 336
  • Relase : 2014-08-13
  • ISBN : 9781118917954

Soil Strength and Slope Stability Book Review:

The definitive guide to the critical issue of slope stabilityand safety Soil Strength and Slope Stability, Second Editionpresents the latest thinking and techniques in the assessment ofnatural and man-made slopes, and the factors that cause them tosurvive or crumble. Using clear, concise language and practicalexamples, the book explains the practical aspects of geotechnicalengineering as applied to slopes and embankments. The new secondedition includes a thorough discussion on the use of analysissoftware, providing the background to understand what the softwareis doing, along with several methods of manual analysis that allowreaders to verify software results. The book also includes a newcase study about Hurricane Katrina failures at 17thStreet and London Avenue Canal, plus additional case studies thatframe the principles and techniques described. Slope stability is a critical element of geotechnicalengineering, involved in virtually every civil engineering project,especially highway development. Soil Strength and SlopeStability fills the gap in industry literature by providingpractical information on the subject without including extraneoustheory that may distract from the application. This balancedapproach provides clear guidance for professionals in the field,while remaining comprehensive enough for use as a graduate-leveltext. Topics include: Mechanics of soil and limit equilibrium procedures Analyzing slope stability, rapid drawdown, and partialconsolidation Safety, reliability, and stability analyses Reinforced slopes, stabilization, and repair The book also describes examples and causes of slope failure andstability conditions for analysis, and includes an appendix ofslope stability charts. Given how vital slope stability is topublic safety, a comprehensive resource for analysis and practicalaction is a valuable tool. Soil Strength and Slope Stabilityis the definitive guide to the subject, proving useful both in theclassroom and in the field.

Geotechnics Fundamentals and Applications in Construction

Geotechnics Fundamentals and Applications in Construction
  • Author : Rashid Mangushev,Askar Zhussupbekov,Yoshinori Iwasaki,Igor Sakharov
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 466
  • Relase : 2019-04-29
  • ISBN : 9780429608223

Geotechnics Fundamentals and Applications in Construction Book Review:

Geotechnical Fundamentals and Applications in Construction. New Materials, Structures, Technologies and Calculations contains the papers presented at the International Conference on Geotechnical Fundamentals and Applications in Construction. New Materials, Structures, Technologies and Calculations (GFAC 2019, Saint Petersburg, Russia, 6-8 February 2019). The contributions present the latest research findings, developments, and applications in the areas of geotechnics, soil mechanics, foundations, geological engineering and share experiences in the design of complex geotechnical objects, and are grouped in 8 sections: • Analytical decisions and numerical modeling for foundations; • Design and construction in geologically hazardous conditions; • Methods for surveying the features of dispersed, rocky soils and structurally unstable soils; • Exploration, territory improvement and reconstruction in conditions of compact urban planning and enterprises, etc.; • Construction, reconstruction and exploitation of infrastructure facilities in different soil conditions; • R&D support and quality control of new materials, design and technology solutions in constructing bases, foundations, underground and surface constructions; • Condition survey and accident evolution analysis in construction; • Up-to-date monitoring techniques in building construction and exploitation. Geotechnical Fundamentals and Applications in Construction. New Materials, Structures, Technologies and Calculations collects the state-of-the-art in geotechnology and construction, and will be of interest to academia and professionals in geotechnics, soil mechanics, foundation engineering and geological engineering.

Clay and Shale Slope Instability

Clay and Shale Slope Instability
  • Author : William C. Haneberg,Scott A. Anderson,Geological Society of America. Division of Engineering Geology
  • Publisher : Geological Society of America
  • Pages : 153
  • Relase : 1995
  • ISBN : 9780813741109

Clay and Shale Slope Instability Book Review:

Ten papers address both empirical and analytical aspects of clay and shale slope instability. Among the topics discussed in detail are: limit equilibrium stability analysis, shear strength of clay and clayey colluvium, use of triaxial test data to evaluate viscoplastic slope movements, numerical modeling of pore pressure distribution in heterogeneous soils, rational analysis of rainfall and landslide movement patterns, the effects of hydrothermal alteration on slope stability, mudrock durability and stability considerations, and regional clay and shale slope stability problems in Italy.

Slope Stability 2000

Slope Stability 2000
  • Author : D. V. Griffiths,Gordon A. Fenton,Timothy R. Martin
  • Publisher : Amer Society of Civil Engineers
  • Pages : 375
  • Relase : 2000
  • ISBN : UOM:39015050142283

Slope Stability 2000 Book Review:

GSP 101 contains 26 papers on slope stability presented at sessions at Geo-Denver 2000, held in Denver, Colorado, August 5-8, 2000.

Soil Testing, Soil Stability and Ground Improvement

Soil Testing, Soil Stability and Ground Improvement
  • Author : Wissem Frikha,Serge Varaksin,Antonio Viana da Fonseca
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 410
  • Relase : 2017-07-11
  • ISBN : 9783319619026

Soil Testing, Soil Stability and Ground Improvement Book Review:

Earthwork projects are critical components in civil construction and often require detailed management techniques and unique solution methods to address failures. Being earth bound, earthwork is influenced by geomaterial properties at the onset of a project. Hence, an understanding of the in-situ soil properties is essential. Slope stability is a common problem facing earthwork construction, such as excavations and shored structures. Analytical methods for slope stability remain critical for researchers due to the mechanical complexity of the system. Striving for better earthwork project managements, the geotechnical engineering community continues to find improved testing techniques for determining sensitive properties of soil and rock, including stress-wave based, non-destructive testing methods. To minimize failure during earthwork construction, past case studies and data may reveal useful lessons and information to improve project management and minimize economic losses. This volume is part of the proceedings of the 1st GeoMEast International Congress and Exhibition on Sustainable Civil Infrastructures, Egypt 2017.

Handbook of Research on Trends and Digital Advances in Engineering Geology

Handbook of Research on Trends and Digital Advances in Engineering Geology
  • Author : Ceryan, Nurcihan
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Pages : 765
  • Relase : 2017-07-12
  • ISBN : 9781522527107

Handbook of Research on Trends and Digital Advances in Engineering Geology Book Review:

Engineering geologists face the task of addressing geological factors that can affect planning with little time and with few resources. A solution is using the right tools to save time searching for answers and devote attention to making critical engineering decisions. The Handbook of Research on Trends and Digital Advances in Engineering Geology is an essential reference source for the latest research on new trends, technology, and computational methods that can model engineering phenomena automatically. Featuring exhaustive coverage on a broad range of topics and perspectives such as acoustic energy, landslide mapping, and natural hazards, this publication is ideally designed for academic scientists, industry and applied researchers, and policy and decision makers seeking current research on new tools to aid in timely decision-making of critical engineering situations.

Physical Geology

Physical Geology
  • Author : Steven Earle
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 807
  • Relase : 2019
  • ISBN : 1774200287

Physical Geology Book Review:

"Physical Geology is a comprehensive introductory text on the physical aspects of geology, including rocks and minerals, plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanoes, glaciation, groundwater, streams, coasts, mass wasting, climate change, planetary geology and much more. It has a strong emphasis on examples from western Canada, especially British Columbia, and also includes a chapter devoted to the geological history of western Canada. The book is a collaboration of faculty from Earth Science departments at Universities and Colleges across British Columbia and elsewhere"--BCcampus website.

Slope Stability and Stabilization Methods

Slope Stability and Stabilization Methods
  • Author : Lee W. Abramson,Thomas S. Lee,Sunil Sharma,Glenn M. Boyce
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 736
  • Relase : 2001-11-01
  • ISBN : 0471384933

Slope Stability and Stabilization Methods Book Review:

A major revision of the comprehensive text/reference Written by world-leading geotechnical engineers who share almost 100 years of combined experience, Slope Stability and Stabilization, Second Edition assembles the background information, theory, analytical methods, design and construction approaches, and practical examples necessary to carry out a complete slope stability project. Retaining the best features of the previous edition, this new book has been completely updated to address the latest trends and methodology in the field. Features include: All-new chapters on shallow failures and stability of landfill slopes New material on probabilistic stability analysis, cost analysis of stabilization alternatives, and state-of-the-art techniques in time-domain reflectometry to help engineers plan and model new designs Tested and FHA-approved procedures for the geotechnical stage of highway, tunnel, and bridge projects Sound guidance for geotechnical stage design and planning for virtually all types of construction projects Slope Stability and Stabilization, Second Edition is filled with current and comprehensive information, making it one of the best resources available on the subject-and an essential reference for today's and tomorrow's professionals in geology, geotechnical engineering, soil science, and landscape architecture.

Rock Slope Engineering

Rock Slope Engineering
  • Author : Duncan C. Wyllie
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 568
  • Relase : 2017-09-18
  • ISBN : 9781498786287

Rock Slope Engineering Book Review:

Rock Slope Engineering covers the investigation, design, excavation and remediation of man-made rock cuts and natural slopes, primarily for civil engineering applications. It presents design information on structural geology, shear strength of rock and ground water, including weathered rock. Slope design methods are discussed for planar, wedge, circular and toppling failures, including seismic design and numerical analysis. Information is also provided on blasting, slope stabilization, movement monitoring and civil engineering applications. This fifth edition has been extensively up-dated, with new chapters on weathered rock, including shear strength in relation to weathering grades, and seismic design of rock slopes for pseudo-static stability and Newmark displacement. It now includes the use of remote sensing techniques such as LiDAR to monitor slope movement and collect structural geology data. The chapter on numerical analysis has been revised with emphasis on civil applications. The book is written for practitioners working in the fields of transportation, energy and industrial development, and undergraduate and graduate level courses in geological engineering.

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 : 2012-07-24
  • 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.

The Stability of Slopes

The Stability of Slopes
  • Author : Eddie Bromhead
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 424
  • Relase : 1992-06-18
  • ISBN : 9780203975350

The Stability of Slopes Book Review:

The new edition of this successful book has been thoroughly revised to take account of recent advances in our understanding of slope stability and instability.

Slope Stability Analysis and Stabilization

Slope Stability Analysis and Stabilization
  • Author : Y. M. Cheng,C. K. Lau
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 246
  • Relase : 2008-06-03
  • ISBN : 9780203927953

Slope Stability Analysis and Stabilization Book Review:

A number of methods currently exist for the analysis and design of slopes. This book provides a critical review of these and offers several more appropriate approaches for overcoming numerical convergence and the location of critical failure surfaces in two-dimensional and three-dimensional cases. New concepts in three-dimensional stability analysis, finite element analysis and the extension of slope stability problems to lateral earth pressure problems are also addressed. It gives helpful practical advice and design resources in the form of recommendations for good analysis and design practice, design charts and tables for the engineer. Limitations are detailed of both limit equilibrium and the finite element method in the assessment of the stability of a slope, and guidance is provided for assessing the fundamental assumptions and limitations of stability analysis methods and computer modelling. The book provides ample examples to illustrate how this range of problems should be dealt with. The final chapter touches on design and its implementation on site. The emphasis is on the transfer of the design to its physical implementation on site in a holistic way, taking full account of the latest developments in construction technology. Engineering and construction problems tend to be pigeonholed into different classes of problem such as slope stability, bearing capacity and earth pressure behind retaining structures. This is quite unnecessary. This book offers a unified approach, which is conceptually, practically and philosophically more satisfying.

Handbook of Slope Stabilisation

Handbook of Slope Stabilisation
  • Author : J. A. R. Ortigao,Alberto Sayao
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 483
  • Relase : 2013-03-09
  • ISBN : 9783662076804

Handbook of Slope Stabilisation Book Review:

This book is aimed at the practising engineer and engineering geologist working in tropical environments, where lands lides are mainly triggered by rain fall. This book is based on a similar work published in 1999 in Portuguese, which became the Rio de Janeiro Slope Manual. This book is an engineering guide for the design of slopes and stabilisation works in rocks and residual soils. It evolves from the cumulative experience gathered by several engineers and geologists who faced severe slope problems. The authors' experience throughout Central and South America (Costa Rica, Argentina, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador and Venezuela) and the Far East, especially Hong Kong and Malaysia, was used as a foundation for writing this book. The work also benefits enormously from the time spent in Hong Kong in 1996 and 1997 by the first editor on sabbatical at the City University of Hong Kong, and the discussions he had with many colleagues from the Geotechnical Engineering Office (GEO) of the Hong Kong Government, especially Dr. A. Malone, Mr. w.K. Pun, Dr. A. Li, Mr. K. Ho, and Mr. y.c. Chan among others.

Plant-Soil Slope Interaction

Plant-Soil Slope Interaction
  • Author : Charles Wang Wai Ng,Anthony Leung,Junjun Ni
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 182
  • Relase : 2019-07-01
  • ISBN : 9781351052375

Plant-Soil Slope Interaction Book Review:

This inter-disciplinary book provides the latest advanced knowledge of plant effects on vegetated soil properties such as water retention capability, water permeability function, shear strength, slope hydrology, movements and failure mechanisms, and applies this knowledge to the solution of slope stability problems. It is the first book to cover in detail not only the mechanical effects of root reinforcement but more importantly the hydrological effects of plant transpiration on soil suction, soil shear strength, and water permeability. The book also offers a fundamental understanding of soil-plant-water interaction. Analytical equations are provided for predicting the combined hydrological and mechanical effects of plant roots on slope stability. A novel method is also given for simulating transpiration-induced suction in a geotechnical centrifuge. Application of this method to the study of the failure mechanisms of vegetated slopes reinforced by roots with different architectures is discussed. This book is essential reading for senior undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as researchers in civil engineering, geo-environmental engineering, plant ecology, agricultural science, hydrology and water resources. It also provides advanced knowledge for civil engineers seeking "green" engineering solutions to combat the negative impact of climate change on the long-term engineering sustainability of infrastructure slopes. Professionals other than civil engineers, such as ecologists, agriculturists, botanists, environmentalists, and hydrologists, would also find the book relevant and useful.

Recent Advances in Modeling Landslides and Debris Flows

Recent Advances in Modeling Landslides and Debris Flows
  • Author : Wei Wu
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 323
  • Relase : 2014-09-12
  • ISBN : 9783319110530

Recent Advances in Modeling Landslides and Debris Flows Book Review:

Landslides and debris flows belong to the most dangerous natural hazards in many parts of the world. Despite intensive research, these events continue to result in human suffering, property losses, and environmental degradation every year. Better understanding of the mechanisms and processes of landslides and debris flows will help make reliable predictions, develop mitigation strategies and reduce vulnerability of infrastructure. This book presents contributions to the workshop on Recent Developments in the Analysis, Monitoring and Forecast of Landslides and Debris Flow, in Vienna, Austria, September 9, 2013. The contributions cover a broad spectrum of topics from material behavior, physical modelling over numerical simulation to applications and case studies. The workshop is a joint event of three research projects funded by the European Commission within the 7th Framework Program: MUMOLADE (Multiscale modelling of landslides and debris flows, www.mumolade.com), REVENUES (Numerical Analysis of Slopes with Vegetations, http://www.revenues-eu.com) and HYDRODRIL (Integrated Risk Assessment of Hydrologically-Driven Landslides, www.boku.ac.at/igt/).

Geotechnical Slope Analysis

Geotechnical Slope Analysis
  • Author : Robin Chowdhury,Phil Flentje,Gautam Bhattacharya
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 738
  • Relase : 2009-11-18
  • ISBN : 0203864204

Geotechnical Slope Analysis Book Review:

Freshly updated and extended version of Slope Analysis (Chowdhury, Elsevier, 1978). This reference book gives a complete overview of the developments in slope engineering in the last 30 years. Its multi-disciplinary, critical approach and the chapters devoted to seismic effects and probabilistic approaches and reliability analyses, reflect the distinctive style of the original. Subjects discussed are: the understanding of slope performance, mechanisms of instability, requirements for modeling and analysis, and new techniques for observation and modeling. Special attention is paid to the relation with the increasing frequency and consequences of natural and man-made hazards. Strategies and methods for assessing landslide susceptibility, hazard and risk are also explored. Moreover, the relevance of geotechnical analysis of slopes in the context of climate change scenarios is discussed. All theory is supported by numerous examples. ''...A wonderful book on Slope Stability....recommended as a refernence book to those who are associated with the geotechnical engineering profession (undergraduates, post graduates and consulting engineers)...'' Prof. Devendra Narain Singh, Indian Inst. of Technology, Mumbai, India ''I have yet to see a book that excels the range and depth of Geotechnical Slope Analysis... I have failed to find a topic which is not covered and that makes the book almost a single window outlet for the whole range of readership from students to experts and from theoreticians to practicing engineers...'' Prof. R.K. Bhandari, New Delhi, India

Rainfall-Induced Soil Slope Failure

Rainfall-Induced Soil Slope Failure
  • Author : Lulu Zhang,Jinhui Li,Xu Li,Jie Zhang,Hong Zhu
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 374
  • Relase : 2018-09-03
  • ISBN : 9781498752862

Rainfall-Induced Soil Slope Failure Book Review:

Rainfall-induced landslides are common around the world. With global climate change, their frequency is increasing and the consequences are becoming greater. Previous studies assess them mostly from the perspective of a single discipline—correlating landslides with rainstorms, geomorphology and hydrology in order to establish a threshold prediction value for rainfall-induced landslides; analyzing the slope’s stability using a geomechanical approach; or assessing the risk from field records. Rainfall Induced Soil Slope Failure: Stability Analysis and Probabilistic Assessment integrates probabilistic approaches with the geotechnical modeling of slope failures under rainfall conditions with unsaturated soil. It covers theoretical models of rainfall infiltration and stability analysis, reliability analysis based on coupled hydro-mechanical modelling, stability of slopes with cracks, gravels and spatial heterogenous soils, and probabilistic model calibration based on measurement. It focuses on the uncertainties involved with rainfall-induced landslides and presents state-of-the art techniques and methods which characterize the uncertainties and quantify the probabilities and risk of rainfall-induced landslide hazards. Additionally, the authors cover: The failure mechanisms of rainfall-induced slope failure Commonly used infiltration and stability methods The infiltration and stability of natural soil slopes with cracks and colluvium materials Stability evaluation methods based on probabilistic approaches The effect of spatial variability on unsaturated soil slopes and more

Soil Settlement and the Concept of Effective Stress and Shear Strength Interaction

Soil Settlement and the Concept of Effective Stress and Shear Strength Interaction
  • Author : Mohd Jamaludin Md Noor
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 250
  • Relase : 2020-12-27
  • ISBN : 9781000262131

Soil Settlement and the Concept of Effective Stress and Shear Strength Interaction Book Review:

This book is about the principal concept of soil mechanics that become the basis in explaining the soil mechanical behaviours. It is the extended concept of effective stress of Terzaghi and it is known as "the concept of effective stress and shear strength interaction." This new concept incorporates the role of mobilised shear strength developed within the soil body in resisting the compressive effect. Based on this new concept a comprehensive soil volume change framework has been developed known as Rotational Multiple Yield Surface Framework (RMYSF). This RMYSF is able to explain and quantify the puzzled and complex soil volume change behaviours. The main advantage of this RMYSF is that it is able to make a good prediction of soil and rock stress-strain responses at any effective stress. This will lead to accurate prediction of soil and rock settlements. Due to its simplicity and the comprehensive nature of this new fundamental concept in soil and rock mechanics, it will eventually be included in soil and rock mechanics syllabus for undergraduate and postgraduate courses. This book would be very useful for geotechnical engineers dealing with soil settlement, underground excavation, computer modelling, rock mechanics, road engineering, earth and rock dam engineering and tunnel engineering.

Encyclopedia of Agrophysics

Encyclopedia of Agrophysics
  • Author : Jan Gliński,Józef Horabik,Jerzy Lipiec
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 1028
  • 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.