The book begins with a discussion on basic geological aspects related to rocks and minerals, geological structures, soil formation and soil classification, underground water, aerial photo study & remote sensing and geophysical and drilling exploration. This is followed by critical engineering geology topics such as soil and rock mechanics, methods of site investigation for civil engineering projects with detailed coverage for dams, reservoirs, tunnels, powerhouses, bridges, canals, power channels, and flumes, search for construction materials, treatment of geological defects, assessment and mitigation of natural hazards, and evaluation of karstic limestone terrains for reservoir projects.
This book brings together essential information related to the evaluation of engineering properties of soils, design of foundations such as spread footings, mat foundations, piles, and drilled shafts, and fundamental principles of analyzing the stability of slopes and embankments, retaining walls, and other earth-retaining structures. The Handbook also covers soil dynamics and foundation vibration to analyze the behavior of foundations subjected to cyclic vertical, sliding and rocking excitations, environmental geotechnology, and foundations for railroad beds.
This work is geared toward practising civil engineers working in rock, whether undertaking site investigations or for design, excavation, etc; and researchers and post-graduate students wanting to gain practical knowledge in the field of rock mechanics.
This manual offers geotechnical, civil and structural engineers a concise, easy-to-understand approach with formulas and calculation methods used in soil and geotechnical engineering. A one stop guide to foundation design, pile foundation design, earth retaining structures, soil stabilization techniques and computer software, this book places calculations for almost all aspects of geotechnical engineering at your finger tips.
This book provides engineers with an overview of the key aspects of the environmental interface with the construction industry and discusses a variety of geotechnical topics including some basic theoretical background knowledge, investigation methods and common geotechnical problems. This new edition is fully revised and updated with all standards and regulations. It includes new coverage of geothermal energy and material on the use of natural/renewable materials in construction, e.g. timber, geosynthetics, vegetable fibres.
Intended as a comprehensive revision and update of the 1947 edition of the author's classic Permafrost or Permanently Frozen Ground and Related Engineering Problems, this book reads like a “how-to” manual for engineering personnel working in pioneering or primitive circumstances. Like its predecessor, the book reviews the large Russian-language body of literature devoted to permafrost, but also covers work published in English during the intervening years. It addresses topics such as basic scientific knowledge about perennially frozen ground and the engineering problems associated with it, the geography of permafrost, related elements of landscape science and ecology, periglacial geomorphology, and the physics of frozen ground.
This book brings the subject of sedimentation and erosion completely up-to-date, providing an excellent primer on both fundamental concepts of sediment-transport theory and methods for practical applications.
The one book to focus on risk and uncertainty, this book explains the geological principles and concepts required for successful geotechnical design and engineering of underground excavations. It is the essential, internationally applicable, practical guide for engineers and geologists who need to consider ground conditions on underground projects.