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

Geotechnical Investigations and Improvement of Ground Conditions

Geotechnical Investigations and Improvement of Ground Conditions
Author: Anjan Patel
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2019-02-15
ISBN 10: 0128170484
ISBN 13: 9780128170489
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

Innovations and Applications in Geotechnical Site Characterization

Innovations and Applications in Geotechnical Site Characterization
Author: Paul W. Mayne,Roman D. Hryciw
Publsiher: Amer Society of Civil Engineers
Total Pages: 247
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015050128902
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Innovations and Applications in Geotechnical Site Characterization Book Review:

GSP 97 contains 17 papers on in situ geotechnical testing presented at sessions of Geo-Denver 2000, held in Denver, Colorado, August 5-8, 2000.

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.

An Introduction to Geotechnical Processes

An Introduction to Geotechnical Processes
Author: John Woodward
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 136
Release: 2005-03-10
ISBN 10: 9780415286466
ISBN 13: 0415286468
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.

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

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.

Soils and Geotechnology in Construction

Soils and Geotechnology in Construction
Author: Alan J. Lutenegger
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 487
Release: 2019-04-30
ISBN 10: 1498741045
ISBN 13: 9781498741040
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.

Technology and Practice in Geotechnical Engineering

Technology and Practice in Geotechnical Engineering
Author: Adeyeri, Joseph B.
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 836
Release: 2014-09-30
ISBN 10: 1466665068
ISBN 13: 9781466665064
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Technology and Practice in Geotechnical Engineering Book Review:

Knowledge surrounding the behavior of earth materials is important to a number of industries, including the mining and construction industries. Further research into the field of geotechnical engineering can assist in providing the tools necessary to analyze the condition and properties of the earth. Technology and Practice in Geotechnical Engineering brings together theory and practical application, thus offering a unified and thorough understanding of soil mechanics. Highlighting illustrative examples, technological applications, and theoretical and foundational concepts, this book is a crucial reference source for students, practitioners, contractors, architects, and builders interested in the functions and mechanics of sedimentary materials.

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.

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

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.

Proceedings of the Indian Geotechnical Conference 2019

Proceedings of the Indian Geotechnical Conference 2019
Author: Satyajit Patel,C. H. Solanki,Krishna R. Reddy,Sanjay Kumar Shukla
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 734
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 9813364661
ISBN 13: 9789813364660
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Proceedings of the Indian Geotechnical Conference 2019 Book Review:

This book comprises select proceedings of the annual conference of the Indian Geotechnical Society. The conference brings together research and case histories on various aspects of geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering. The book presents papers on geotechnical applications and case histories, covering topics such as (i) Characterization of Geomaterials and Physical Modelling; (ii) Foundations and Deep Excavations; (iii) Soil Stabilization and Ground Improvement; (iv) Geoenvironmental Engineering and Waste Material Utilization; (v) Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering; (vi) Earth Retaining Structures, Dams and Embankments; (vii) Slope Stability and Landslides; (viii) Transportation Geotechnics; (ix) Geosynthetics Applications; (x) Computational, Analytical and Numerical Modelling; (xi) Rock Engineering, Tunnelling and Underground Constructions; (xii) Forensic Geotechnical Engineering and Case Studies; and (xiii) Others Topics: Behaviour of Unsaturated Soils, Offshore and Marine Geotechnics, Remote Sensing and GIS, Field Investigations, Instrumentation and Monitoring, Retrofitting of Geotechnical Structures, Reliability in Geotechnical Engineering, Geotechnical Education, Codes and Standards, and other relevant topics. The contents of this book are of interest to researchers and practicing engineers alike.

Deformation Analysis in Soft Ground Improvement

Deformation Analysis in Soft Ground Improvement
Author: Jinchun Chai,John P. Carter
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2011-07-14
ISBN 10: 9789400717213
ISBN 13: 9400717210
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Deformation Analysis in Soft Ground Improvement Book Review:

This book deals with the behaviour of soft ground improved by some of the more common methods, including the installation of prefabricated vertical drains (PVDs), or the installation of soil-cement columns formed by deep mixing, or the preloading of soft ground by application of a vacuum pressure in addition to, or instead of, a surcharge loading. In particular, it describes the theories and the numerical modelling techniques that may be applied to these soft ground improvement schemes to estimate the immediate and time-dependent mechanical response of the in situ soil. Particular emphasis has been placed on methods that reliably predict ground deformations associated with ground improvement techniques. The book commences with a brief description of the various ground improvement methods and then describes general techniques for modelling the behaviour of soft clay subsoils by the finite element method, as well as details of the methods for modelling soft soils improved by the installation of PVDs. It also includes chapters describing the theory of vacuum consolidation and methods for calculating vacuum pressure-induced ground deformation, as well as a theory which can be used to predict the response of soft ground improved by the installation of soil-cement columns. An important distinguishing feature of this book is the routine use of comparisons of predictions of the proposed models with the results of laboratory studies, and particularly field case studies, in order to validate the proposed methods of analysis. The field case histories are from soft soil sites at various locations around the world. The book is directed towards students of geotechnical engineering as well as geotechnical practitioners. In the main it provides complete derivations of most of the important theoretical results, as the intention was to write a book that could be used as both a teaching text and a reference work for students and practitioners. Audience: The book is intended for geotechnical practitioners as well as for students.

Geotechnics of Soft Soils Focus on Ground Improvement

Geotechnics of Soft Soils  Focus on Ground Improvement
Author: Minna Karstunen,Martino Leoni
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2008-08-25
ISBN 10: 0203883330
ISBN 13: 9780203883334
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geotechnics of Soft Soils Focus on Ground Improvement Book Review:

Natural soft soils are very complex materials. As construction activities increasingly take place in poor ground conditions, ground improvement is often required. However, design practices for ground improvement were for long at best crude and conservative, and at worst unsafe. Although new construction and field observation techniques have been de

Geotechnical Design to Eurocode 7

Geotechnical Design to Eurocode 7
Author: Trevor L.L. Orr,Eric R. Farrell
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 166
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 1447108035
ISBN 13: 9781447108030
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geotechnical Design to Eurocode 7 Book Review:

The purpose of this book is to explain the philosophy set out in Eurocode 7, the new European code of practice for geotechnical design, and, by means of series of typical examples, to show how this philosophy is used in practice. This book is aimed at: • practising engineers, to assist them to carry out geotechnical designs to Eurocode 7 using the limit state design method and partial factors; • lecturers and students on courses where design to Eurocode 7 is being taught. It is envisaged that practising engineers, using this book to assist them carry out geotechnical designs to Eurocode 7, will have access to the prestandard version of Eurocode 7, ENV 1997 -I, so the authors have concentrated on the main principles and have not provided a commentary on all the clauses. However sufficient detail has been included in the book to enable it to be used on its own by those learning the design principles who may not have access to Eurocode 7. For example, the values of the partial factors and the principal equations given in Eurocode 7 have been included and these are used in the design examples in this book. To assist the reader, the numbering, layout and titles of the chapters closely follow those presented in Eurocode 7.

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

Comptes Rendus Du 15 me Congr s Europ en de M canique Des Sols de G otechnique

Comptes Rendus Du 15  me Congr  s Europ  en de M  canique Des Sols   de G  otechnique
Author: A. Anagnostopoulos,M. Pachakis,Ch. Tsatsanifos
Publsiher: IOS Press
Total Pages: 664
Release: 2013-03-21
ISBN 10: 1614991995
ISBN 13: 9781614991991
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Comptes Rendus Du 15 me Congr s Europ en de M canique Des Sols de G otechnique 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.

Geotechnical Applications

Geotechnical Applications
Author: Anirudhan I.V.,V.B. Maji
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 339
Release: 2018-06-12
ISBN 10: 9811303681
ISBN 13: 9789811303685
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geotechnical Applications Book Review:

This book comprises select proceedings of the annual conference of the Indian Geotechnical Society. The conference brings together research and case histories on various aspects of geotechnical engineering and geoenvironmental engineering. The book presents papers on geotechnical applications and case histories, covering topics such as (i) shallow and deep foundations; (ii) stability of earth and earth retaining structures; (iii) rock engineering, tunneling, and underground constructions; (iv) forensic investigations and case histories; (v) reliability in geotechnical engineering; and (vi) special topics such as offshore geotechnics, remote sensing and GIS, geotechnical education, codes, and standards. The contents of this book will be of interest to researchers and practicing engineers alike.

Designers Guide to EN 1997 1 Eurocode 7

Designers  Guide to EN 1997 1 Eurocode 7
Author: R. Frank
Publsiher: Thomas Telford
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9780727731548
ISBN 13: 0727731548
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Designers Guide to EN 1997 1 Eurocode 7 Book Review:

This book describes and explains the many features of ground engineering that require special design attention to ensure safety and adequate performance. It is useful for civil and structural engineers code-drafting committees; clients; structural-design students and public authorities.