Geotechnical Investigations and Improvement of Ground Conditions

Geotechnical Investigations and Improvement of Ground Conditions
Author: Anjan Patel
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 209
Release: 2019-01-28
ISBN 10: 0128170492
ISBN 13: 9780128170496
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geotechnical Investigations and Improvement of Ground Conditions Book Review:

Geotechnical Investigation and Improvement of Ground Conditions covers practical information on ground improvement and site investigation, considering rock properties and engineering geology and its relation to construction. The book covers geotechnical investigation for construction projects, including classic case studies with geotechnical significance. Additional sections cover soil compaction, soil stabilization, drainage and dewatering, grouting methods, the stone column method, geotextiles, fabrics and earth reinforcement, miscellaneous methods and tools for ground improvement, geotechnical investigation for construction projects, and forensic geotechnical engineering. Final sections present a series of site-specific case studies. Dedicated to ground improvement techniques and geotechnical site investigation Provides practical guidance on site-specific geotechnical investigation and the subsequent interpretation of data Presents site-specific case studies with geotechnical significance Includes site investigation of soils and rocks Gives field-oriented information and guidance

An Introduction to Geotechnical Processes

An Introduction to Geotechnical Processes
Author: John Woodward
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 136
Release: 2004-03-01
ISBN 10: 0203504887
ISBN 13: 9780203504888
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to Geotechnical Processes Book Review:

The study of the solid part of the earth on which structures are built is an essential part of the training of a civil engineer. Geotechnical processes such as drilling, pumping and injection techniques enhance the viability of many construction processes by improving ground conditions. Highlighting the ground investigation necessary for the process, the likely improvement in strength of treated ground and testing methods An Introduction to Geotechnical Processes covers the elements of ground treatment and improvement, from the control of groundwater, drilling and grouting to ground anchors and electro-chemical hardening.

Ground Improvement Techniques

Ground Improvement Techniques
Author: Bujang B.K. Huat,Arun Prasad,Sina Kazemian,Vivi Anggraini
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2019-11-06
ISBN 10: 0429017960
ISBN 13: 9780429017964
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ground Improvement Techniques Book Review:

This book provides a review of problems during design and construction on problematic soils. Design methods, site investigation, construction and analysis of the various improvement methods available are explained and discussed. Various regions may have different soils with geotechnical problems that differ from those faced in other regions. For example, in Southeast Asia, the common geotechnical problems are those associated with construction on soft clays and organic soils, while in the arid region of the Middle East, problems are generally associated with the desert soils. In the US, the problems are associated with organic soils, expansive and collapsing soils, and shale. Laterite and lateritic soils are especially problematic in Mexico. Similarly, in Europe, for example, the geotechnical problems are associated with loess (France), and organic soil (Germany). A detailed description of various methods of ground improvement has been provided in 11 chapters. Each chapter deals not only with a description of the method but also focuses on region-specific ground problems and suitable ground improvement techniques. Case studies have also been included. One general chapter is dedicated to site investigation, instrumentation, assessment and control. This book will be of value to students and professionals in the fields of civil and geotechnical engineering, as well as to soil scientists and engineering geologists.

Soil Improvement and Ground Modification Methods

Soil Improvement and Ground Modification Methods
Author: Peter G. Nicholson
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 472
Release: 2014-08-29
ISBN 10: 0124078990
ISBN 13: 9780124078994
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Soil Improvement and Ground Modification Methods Book Review:

Written by an author with more than 25 years of field and academic experience, Soil Improvement and Ground Modification Methods explains ground improvement technologies for converting marginal soil into soil that will support all types of structures. Soil improvement is the alteration of any property of a soil to improve its engineering performance. Some sort of soil improvement must happen on every construction site. This combined with rapid urbanization and the industrial growth presents a huge dilemma to providing a solid structure at a competitive price. The perfect guide for new or practicing engineers, this reference covers projects involving soil stabilization and soil admixtures, including utilization of industrial waste and by-products, commercially available soil admixtures, conventional soil improvement techniques, and state-of-the-art testing methods. Conventional soil improvement techniques and state-of-the-art testing methods Methods for mitigating or removing the risk of liquefaction in the event of major vibrations Structural elements for stabilization of new or existing construction industrial waste/by-products, commercially available soil Innovative techniques for drainage, filtration, dewatering, stabilization of waste, and contaminant control and removal

Handbook of Geotechnical Investigation and Design Tables

Handbook of Geotechnical Investigation and Design Tables
Author: Burt G. Look
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 332
Release: 2007-04-26
ISBN 10: 020394660X
ISBN 13: 9780203946602
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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.

Ground Improvement

Ground Improvement
Author: Cholachat Rujikiatkamjorn,Buddhima Indraratna,Professor Jian Chu
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2005-11-07
ISBN 10: 9780080457369
ISBN 13: 0080457363
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ground Improvement Book Review:

The first book of its kind, providing over thirty real-life case studies of ground improvement projects selected by the worlds top experts in ground improvement from around the globe. Volume 3 of the highly regarded Elsevier Geo-engineering book series coordinated by the Series Editor: Professor John A Hudson FREng. An extremely reader friendly chapter format. Discusses wider economical and environmental issues facing scientists in the ground improvement. Ground improvement has been both a science and art, with significant developments observed through ancient history. From the use of straw as blended infill with soils for additional strength during the ancient Roman civilizations, and the use of elephants for compaction of earth dams during the early Asian civilizations, the concepts of reinforced earth with geosynthetics, use of electrokinetics and thermal modifications of soils have come a long way. The use of large and stiff stone columns and subsequent sand drains in the past has now been replaced by quicker to install and more effective prefabricated vertical drains, which have also eliminated the need for more expensive soil improvement methods. The early selection and application of the most appropriate ground improvement techniques can improve considerably not only the design and performance of foundations and earth structures, including embankments, cut slopes, roads, railways and tailings dams, but also result in their cost-effectiveness. Ground improvement works have become increasingly challenging when more and more problematic soils and marginal land have to be utilized for infrastructure development. This edited compilation contains a collection of Chapters from invited experts in various areas of ground improvement, who have illustrated the basic concepts and the applications of different ground improvement techniques using real projects that they have been involved in. The case histories from many countries ranging from Asia, America, Australia and Europe are addressed.

Principles and Practice of Ground Improvement

Principles and Practice of Ground Improvement
Author: Jie Han
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2015-06-22
ISBN 10: 1118259912
ISBN 13: 9781118259917
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Principles and Practice of Ground Improvement Book Review:

"The proposed book focuses on the principles and design of ground improvement technologies"--

Soil Testing Soil Stability and Ground Improvement

Soil Testing  Soil Stability and Ground Improvement
Author: Wissem Frikha,Serge Varaksin,Antonio Viana da Fonseca
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 410
Release: 2017-07-11
ISBN 10: 3319619020
ISBN 13: 9783319619026
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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.

Soils and Geotechnology in Construction

Soils and Geotechnology in Construction
Author: Alan J. Lutenegger
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 487
Release: 2019-05-03
ISBN 10: 1498741029
ISBN 13: 9781498741026
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Soils and Geotechnology in Construction Book Review:

This book covers the field of applied geotechnology related to all aspects of construction in ground, including compacted fill, excavations, ground improvement, foundations, earth retaining systems and geotechnical site characterization. It suits the first year of a graduate course on ground improvement and geoconstruction and will suit practicing engineers, both consultants and contractors. Distinctively it covers the identification of problematic soils and appropriate mitigation measures, and the inspection of ground construction work. It combines the technical and the practical in applied geotechnology.

Peat

Peat
Author: Bülent Topcuoğlu,Metin Turan
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 174
Release: 2018-09-19
ISBN 10: 1789237467
ISBN 13: 9781789237467
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Peat Book Review:

Peatlands are formed in limited areas and have significant effects on our planet. As a result of their use peatlands are continually shrinking on a daily basis. This edited book, Peat, is intended to provide an overview of different perspectives of peat material in relevant disciplines. We hope that this book will contribute to the expectations and needs of all relevant disciplines that share their findings for future research.

Ground and Soil Improvement

Ground and Soil Improvement
Author: Chris A. Raison
Publsiher: Thomas Telford
Total Pages: 193
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9780727731708
ISBN 13: 072773170X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ground and Soil Improvement Book Review:

Methods for improving ground and soil have undergone significant developments in recent years, particularly in terms of application and usage, and many innovative techniques have been introduced. However, it is of significance that in many areas the design process still lacks a theoretical framework.The papers included in this volume, written by international authors, deal with a cross-section of problems faced by many practising engineers and provide advice and guidance on how these problems can be dealt with in a practical manner.

Geotechnical Site Investigations for Underground Projects

Geotechnical Site Investigations for Underground Projects
Author: Subcommittee on Geotechnical Site Investigations,U.S. National Committee on Tunneling Technology,National Research Council Staff
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 423
Release: 1984-01-01
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Ground Improvement Case Histories

Ground Improvement Case Histories
Author: Buddhima Indraratna,Jian Chu,Cholachat Rujikiatkamjorn
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 838
Release: 2015-05-27
ISBN 10: 0081002394
ISBN 13: 9780081002391
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ground Improvement Case Histories Book Review:

Written by a group of international contributors, Ground Improvement Case Histories: Embankments with Special Reference to Soil Consolidation and Other Physical Methods, employs the use of case-histories to illustrate and apply equations, numerical methods and technology to undertake even the most complicated ground improvement projects. In this book, each case-history provides an overview of the specific technology followed by field applications and in some cases comprehensive back-analysis through numerical modelling. Specific embankment case-histories with special reference to soil consolidation included are: Ballina Bypass (Australia), Tianjin Port (China), Second Bangkok International Airport (Thailand), Changi East reclamation (Singapore), Maizuru-Wakasa Expressway (Japan) and Colombo Airport Expressway, Sri Lanka. Other physical methods include performance of stone columns at Penny’s Bay reclamation in Hong Kong and PCC piles for highway and high-speed railway construction in China, among others. Provides a wealth of contributor-generated case histories from all over the world Includes an abundance of illustrations and worked out examples All inclusive discussion of preloading, vertical drains and vacuums applications Features case-histories regarding sand and gravel piles, stone columns and other Rigid Inclusions

Piezocone and Cone Penetration Test CPTu and CPT Applications in Foundation Engineering

Piezocone and Cone Penetration Test  CPTu and CPT  Applications in Foundation Engineering
Author: Abolfazl Eslami,Sara Moshfeghi,Hossein MolaAbasi,Mohammad M. Eslami
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 390
Release: 2019-11-23
ISBN 10: 0081028741
ISBN 13: 9780081028742
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Piezocone and Cone Penetration Test CPTu and CPT Applications in Foundation Engineering Book Review:

Piezocone and cone penetration tests (CPTu and CPT) applications in foundation engineering includes different approaches for determining the bearing capacity of shallow foundations, along with methods for determining pile bearing capacity and settlement concepts. The use of soft computing (GMDH) neural networks related to CPT records and Geotechnical parameters are also discussed. In addition, different cases regarding the behavior of foundation performance using case records, such as shallow foundation, deep soil improvement, soil behavior classification (SBC), and bearing capacity are also included. Provides the latest on CPT and CPTu performance in geotechnical engineering, i.e., bearing capacity, settlement, liquefaction, soil classification and shear strength prediction Introduces soft computing methods for processing soil properties and pile bearing capacity via CPT and CPTu Explains CPT and CPTu testing methods which allows for the continuous, or virtually continuous, record of ground conditions

Ground Improvement and Geosynthetics Proceedings of Sessions of GeoShanghai 2010 June 3 5 2010 Shanghai China Geotechnical Special Publication

Ground Improvement and Geosynthetics  Proceedings of Sessions of GeoShanghai 2010  June 3 5  2010  Shanghai  China  Geotechnical Special Publication
Author: American Society of Civil Engineers
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 9780784473474
ISBN 13: 0784473471
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ground Improvement and Geosynthetics Proceedings of Sessions of GeoShanghai 2010 June 3 5 2010 Shanghai China Geotechnical Special Publication Book Review:

UK Specification for Ground Investigation

UK Specification for Ground Investigation
Author: Site Investigation S,Site Investigation Steering Group
Publsiher: Inst of Civil Engineers Pub
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2011-09
ISBN 10: 9780727735065
ISBN 13: 0727735063
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

UK Specification for Ground Investigation Book Review:

Intended for general application to ground investigation work, this specification includes associated Schedules and a Bill of Quantities. The Bill of Quantities is presented as an introduction and a comprehensive list of work items, which relates closely to the Specification items. This Specification may be used in conjunction with any suitable contractual agreement between the procurer and ground investigation contractor. The first edition of the Specification for Ground Investigation was published in 1993. Since then there have been many advances and regulatory changes affecting ground investigation, particularly in respect of contaminated ground and dealing with waste materials. This considerably revised and extended second edition of the Specification is the UK specification endorsed by the Highways Agency, Environment Agency, British Waterways and Network Rail and is intended for general application to all ground investigation work.

Fundamentals of Ground Engineering

Fundamentals of Ground Engineering
Author: John Atkinson
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2014-05-13
ISBN 10: 1482206188
ISBN 13: 9781482206180
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals of Ground Engineering Book Review:

Fundamentals of Ground Engineering is an unconventional study guide that serves up the key principles, theories, definitions, and analyses of geotechnical engineering in bite-sized pieces. This book contains brief-one or two pages per topic-snippets of information covering the geotechnical engineering component of a typical undergraduate course in

Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground

Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground
Author: Chungsik Yoo,Seong-Wan Park,Bumjoo Kim,Hoki Ban
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 598
Release: 2014-08-04
ISBN 10: 1315738953
ISBN 13: 9781315738956
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground Book Review:

This volume comprises three keynote lectures by internationally well-known experts in the field of underground construction, the inaugural Fujita lecture to honor professor Keiichi Fujita, and the regular papers presented at the 8th International Symposium on Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground (IS-Seoul 2014). Topics co

Offshore Site Investigation and Foundation Behaviour

Offshore Site Investigation and Foundation Behaviour
Author: D.A. Ardus,D. Clare,A. Hill,R. Hobbs,R.J. Jardine,J.M. Squire
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 776
Release: 2013-04-17
ISBN 10: 9401724733
ISBN 13: 9789401724739
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Offshore Site Investigation and Foundation Behaviour Book Review:

Two main areas of offshore activity are addressed in this book: Site investigation on assessment; and Applications and foundation engineering. The 37 contributions from a wide ranging group of international experts, are resulting from the Offshore Site Investigation and Foundation Behaviour Conference, London, U.K., September 1992. Adequate determination of site conditions can only be achieved by the integrated approach of using geological, geophysical and geotechnical data. Developments in data acquisition techniques are illustrated through case histories in the section on Geotechnical Sampling and Testing. In the section on Advanced Interpretation Techniques and Integrated Interpretations the state of the art of these topics is also illustrated by case histories. A review of foundation behaviour is presented in the section on Gravity Foundations, Foundation Performance Monitoring, Piling Research and Design Criteria. These topics are illustrated in the light of field experience and recent research, in particular that involving full-scale tests and monitoring. This book provides many illustrative figures and much pertinent information to exploration and marine geophysicists, petroleum and offshore engineers and for researchers working these fields.

Geotechnics Fundamentals and Applications in Construction

Geotechnics Fundamentals and Applications in Construction
Author: Rashid Mangushev,Askar Zhussupbekov,Yoshinori Iwasaki,Igor Sakharov
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 466
Release: 2019-04-29
ISBN 10: 0429608225
ISBN 13: 9780429608223
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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.