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Intended for professionals to serve as a "fighting kit" or "external memory"
Easy to take along to engineering sites
A simple and comprehensive book designed for frequent use
This handy reference manual puts a wealth of ready-to-use information, data, and practical procedures within immediate reach of geo-engineers and technicians, whether they be in the field or office. It assembles and organizes the most-needed set of equations, tables, graphs and check-lists on six major subfields of geo-engineering: investigations, testing, properties, hazards, structures and works.
This practical reference for the professional and others interested in the subject of ground engineering skips lengthy definitions to highlight best practice and methods proven most effective. While reflecting codes and standards, it also fills the gaps with non-standard approaches when existing ones are skimpy on practical details or agreement. Enhanced by 146 illustrations and 83 tables, the Practical Guide to Geo-Engineering points users to supporting information and data through its extensive reference list.
Audience: This book is of interest to everyone involved in practical geo-engineering.
GEO-INVESTIGATIONS.- Methodology and stages of site investigations.- Non-intrusive geophysical and remote sensing methods.- Intrusive by boring and digging.- Extent of site investigations.- Reporting of results.- Summary.- GEO-TESTING.- Field tests.- Laboratory tests.- Summary.- GEO-PROPERTIES.- Soil properties.- Rock properties.- Summary.- GEO-HAZARDS.- Hydraulic failure.- Erosion.- Liquefaction.- Rock dissolving and caves.- Collapse of soil structure.- Subsidence of ground surface.- Heave of soil and rock.- Slope instability.- Contamination.- Vibration.- Earthquakes.- Volcanoes.- Frozen ground.- Unexploded ordnance (UXO).- Ground gases.- Rock burst.- Summary.- GEO-STRUCTURES.- Ground slopes.- Foundations.- Retaining walls.- Anchors, bolts and nails.- Reinforced soil.- Tunnels and shafts.- Pipes.- Landfills.- Fill and tailing dams.- Road and railway subgrade.- Offshore foundations.- Summary.- GEO-WORKS.- Excavation and compaction.- Drainage.- Grouting.- Mixing.- Separation.- Freezing.- Blasting.- Underpinning.- Soil washing and waste solidification/stabilisation.- Field measurements and observational method.- Remote sensing.- Asset management.- Forensic investigation.- Summary.