Laurence D. Wesley ... 272 pages - Publisher: Wiley; 1st edition (August, 2010) ... Language: English - ASIN: B003Z0CQZE by Amazon Digital Services ...

The pioneering guide that breaks ground on the unique engineering properties of residual soils: Geotechnical Engineering in Residual Soils digs deep to help enrich the reader's knowledge on the subject of soils—in particular, residual soils—as they pertain to engineering. Appearing mostly in underdeveloped parts of the United States and tropical countries, these soils are playing an increasingly important role in building designs as construction encroaches into these areas. In recognition of this fact, this guide equips geotechnical engineers with essentials for learning the concepts and principles of residual soil behavior—and serves as a starting point to assist them in pursuing innovative engineering strategies for working effectively with residual soils. Geotechnical Engineering in Residual Soils: Introduces geotechnical engineers to those aspects of residual soil behavior that they ought to be aware of when undertaking projects in these soils * Highlights the mistaken interpretations of soil behavior that can result from the application to residual soils of traditional concepts derived from sedimentary soils * Includes numerous illustrations throughout, specifically addressing the unique properties of residual soils * Includes coverage of special topics, such as the role of negative pore pressure above the water table, the influence of weather conditions on soil behavior, the properties of volcanic soils, and compaction of residual soils * Is written by an author with more than thirty years of firsthand experience analyzing and designing for construction on residual soils. Thorough and insightful, Geotechnical Engineering in Residual Soils delivers a fresh overview on understanding the structural and mechanical properties of soils from an engineering perspective—and informs readers how to solidify design approaches to set their projects on a sure footing.

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