Sustainable Civil Infrastructures

Contemporary Issues in Soil Mechanics

Proceedings of the 2nd GeoMEast International Congress and Exhibition on Sustainable Civil Infrastructures, Egypt 2018 – The Official International Congress of the Soil-Structure Interaction Group in Egypt (SSIGE)

Editors: Hemeda, Sayed, Bouassida, Mounir (Eds.)

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  • Discusses some contemporary issues related to soil mechanics in earthwork projects
  • Explains how to measure and monitor geotechnical works under climate change effects
  • Covers the latest research of highly reputed experts from all over the globe
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This volume is of interest to practical engineers. It discusses some contemporary issues related to soil mechanics in earthwork projects which 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 discusses these aspects using appropriate methods in a simple way. The volume is based on the best contributions to the 2nd GeoMEast International Congress and Exhibition on Sustainable Civil Infrastructures, Egypt 2018 – The official international congress of the Soil-Structure Interaction Group in Egypt (SSIGE).

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Dr Sayed Hemeda is a Doctor of Civil Engineering Department, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. He occupies the position of Associate Professor, Conservation Department, Faculty of Archaeology, and Cairo University, Egypt. Also he is the Vice Manager of Conservation Centre. He was awarded the Cairo University's prize of scientific excellence in 2017. He was awarded the Cairo University's prize of encourage in 2014. He was awarded the Cairo University's prize for the best PH.D Theses in faculty of archaeology, 2009-2010. He published more than 48 international scientific articles in international scientific journals in Springer and Elsevier. He composed 12 scientific international books published in London, Croatia, Roma, and Berlin. He is Editorial Board Member of the Sustainable Civil Infrastructures, book series, published by SpringerNature. He is Editorial Board Member of the Progress of Electrical and Electronic Engineering in Singapore. He is Editorial Board Member of the Geoscience Journal in Singapore. He is Editorial Board Member of the Alexandria Engineering Journal.
Dr. Mounir Bouassida is a professor of civil engineering at the "Ecole Nationale d’Ingénieurs de Tunis" of the "Université de Tunis El Manar" where he earned his B.S., M.S., Ph.D., and doctorate of sciences diplomas, all in civil engineering. He is the director of the Research Laboratory in Geotechnical Engineering and has supervised 16 Ph.D. and 29 master of science graduates. His research focuses on soil improvement techniques and behavior of soft clays. Dr. Bouassida is the (co)author of 87 papers in refereed international journals; 126 papers, including 18 keynote lectures; and three books. He is a member of the editorial committees of journals Ground Improvement (ICE), Geotechnical Geological Engineering, Infrastructure Innovative Solutions, and International Journal of Geomechanics (ASCE).  He is also an active reviewer in several international journals. As a 2006 Fulbright scholar, Bouassida created a novel methodology for the design of foundations on reinforced soil by columns. He was awarded the 2006 S. Prakash Prize for Excellence in the practice of geotechnical engineering. In 2008, Bouassida launched a Tunisian consulting office in geotechnical engineering, SIMPRO. He is a co-developer of the software Columns 1.01 used for designing column-reinforced foundations. Prof. Bouassida held the office of the vice president of ISSMGE for Africa (2005–2009). He benefited from several grants as a visiting professor in the USA, France, Belgium, Australia, Vietnam, Hong-Kong and Norway.

Table of contents (20 chapters)

Table of contents (20 chapters)
  • Comparison of Prediction Models for the Permeability of Granular Materials Using a Database

    Pages 1-13

    Feng, Shuyin (et al.)

  • Virtual Reality and Neural Networks for Exploiting Geotechnical Data

    Pages 14-30

    García, Silvia (et al.)

  • Validation of Compression Index Approximations Using Soil Liquid Limit

    Pages 31-41

    Al-Khafaji, Amir (et al.)

  • Validation of Compression Index Approximations Using Soil Void Ratio

    Pages 42-52

    Al-Khafaji, Amir (et al.)

  • Innovative Model for Settlement Calculations in Organic Soils

    Pages 53-66

    Al-Khafaji, Amir

Buy this book

eBook $129.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $169.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-01940-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Contemporary Issues in Soil Mechanics
Book Subtitle
Proceedings of the 2nd GeoMEast International Congress and Exhibition on Sustainable Civil Infrastructures, Egypt 2018 – The Official International Congress of the Soil-Structure Interaction Group in Egypt (SSIGE)
Editors
  • Sayed Hemeda
  • Mounir Bouassida
Series Title
Sustainable Civil Infrastructures
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-01941-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-01941-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-01940-2
Series ISSN
2366-3405
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 242
Number of Illustrations
27 b/w illustrations, 117 illustrations in colour
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