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Donald P. Coduto, William A. Kitch, Man-Chu Ronald Yeung ... 984 pages - Publisher: Pearson; 3rd edition (January, 2015) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0133411893 - ISBN-13: 978-0133411898.

Understanding and Practicing Foundation Design Principles: Foundation Design: Principles and Practices includes the most noteworthy research and advancements in Foundation Engineering. Following a systematic approach of identifying major concepts followed by strategic analysis and design, the Third Edition teaches readers not only how to understand foundation engineering, but to apply it to real problems. The highly up-to-date material places great emphasis on limit state design and includes a new focus on load and resistance factor design in both the structural and geotechnical aspects of the process.

Braja M. Das, Nagaratnam Sivakugan ... 944 pages - Publisher: Cengage Learning; 9th edition (December, 2017) ... Language: English - AmazonSIN: B079QG9TJX.

Master the core concepts and applications of foundation analysis and design with Das/Sivakugan’s best-selling Principles of Foundation Engineering 9th (SI) Edition. Written specifically for those studying undergraduate civil engineering, this invaluable resource by renowned authors in the field of geotechnical engineering provides an ideal balance of today's most current research and practical field applications. A wealth of worked-out examples and figures clearly illustrate the work of today's civil engineer, while timely information and insights help readers develop the critical skills needed to properly apply theories and analysis while evaluating soils and foundation design.

Richard Handy, Merlin Spangler ... 904 pages - Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 5th edition (January, 2007) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0071481206 - ISBN-13: 978-0071481205.

Geotechnical Engineering: Principles and Practices offers students and practicing engineers a concise, easy-to-understand approach to the principles and methods of soil and geotechnical engineering. This updated classic builds from basic principles of soil mechanics and applies them to new topics, including mechanically stabilized earth (MSE), and intermediate foundations. This Fifth Edition features: Over 400 detailed illustrations and photographs + Unique background material on the geological, pedological, and mineralogical aspects of soils with emphasis on clay mineralogy, soil structure, and expansive and collapsible soils. + New coverage of mechanically stabilized earth (MSE); intermediate foundations; in-situ soil testing: statistical analysis of data; “FORE,” a scientific method for analyzing settlement; writing the geotechnical report; and the geotechnical engineer as a sleuth and expert witness. Get Quick Access to Every Soil and Geotechnical Engineering Topic: • Igneous Rocks as Ultimate Sources for Soils • The Soil Profile • Soil Minerals • Particle Size and Gradation • Soil Fabric and Soil Structure • Soil Density and Unit Weight • Soil Water • Soil Consistency and Engineering Classification • Compaction • Seepage • Stress Distribution • Settlement • Shear Strength • Lateral Stress and Retaining Walls • MSE Walls and Soil Nailing • Slope Stability, Landslides, Embankments, and Earth Dams • Bearing Capacity of Shallow Foundations • Deep Foundations • Intermediate Foundations • Loads on Pipes • In-Situ Testing • Introduction to Soil Dynamics • The Geotechnical Report

James Fern, Alexander Rohe, Kenichi Soga, Eduardo Alonso ... 442 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; (January, 2019) ... Language: English - ASIN: B07N8BKJVT by Amazon.

This practical guide provides the best introduction to large deformation material point method (MPM) simulations for geotechnical engineering. It provides the basic theory, discusses the different numerical features used in large deformation simulations, and presents a number of applications -- providing references, examples and guidance when using MPM for practical applications.

MPM covers problems in static and dynamic situations within a common framework. It also opens new frontiers in geotechnical modelling and numerical analysis. It represents a powerful tool for exploring large deformation behaviours of soils, structures and fluids, and their interactions, such as internal and external erosion, and post-liquefaction analysis; for instance the post-failure liquid-like behaviours of landslides, penetration problems such as CPT and pile installation, and scouring problems related to underwater pipelines. In the recent years, MPM has developed enough for its practical use in industry, apart from the increasing interest in the academic world.

Francesco Calvetti, Federica Cotecchia, Andrea Galli, Cristina Jommi ... 788 pages - Publisher: Springer; (June, 2019) - Language: English - ASIN: B07T8QWXJ8 by Amazon.

This volume gathers the latest advances, innovations, and applications in the field of geotechnical engineering, as presented by leading researchers and engineers at the 7th Italian National Congress of Geotechnical Researchers (CNRIG 2019), entitled “Geotechnical Research for the Protection and Development of the Territory” (Lecco, Italy, July 3-5, 2019). The congress is intended to promote exchanges on the role of geotechnical research and its findings regarding the protection against natural hazards, design criteria for structures and infrastructures, and the definition of sustainable development strategies. The contributions cover a diverse range of topics, including infrastructural challenges, underground space utilization, and sustainable construction in problematic soils and situations, as well as geo-environmental aspects such as landfills, environmental and energy geotechnics, geotechnical monitoring, and risk assessment and mitigation. Selected by means of a rigorous peer-review process, they will spur novel research directions and foster future multidisciplinary collaborations.

Yanrong Li ... 502 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; (December, 2019) ... Language: English - ASIN: B082MRDKYY by Amazon.

Determination of the physical, chemical and mechanical properties of ground materials is the key to successfully deliver such projects as slope stabilization, excavation and lateral support, foundation etc. A book containing both theory of geomaterial testing and up-to-date testing methods is much in demand for obtaining reliable and accurate test results. This book is intended primarily to serve this need and aims at the clear explanation, in adequate depth, of the fundamental principles, requirements and procedures of soil and rock tests. It is intended that the book will serve as a useful source of reference for professionals in the field of geotechnical and geological engineering. It can work as a one-stop knowledge warehouse to build a basic cognition of material tests on which the readers are working. It helps college students bridge the gap between class education and engineering practice, and helps academic researchers guarantee reliable and accurate test results. It is also useful for training new technicians and providing a refresher for veterans. Engineers contemplating the ICE, IOM3 and other certification exams will find this book an essential test preparation aid. It is assumed that the reader has no prior knowledge of the subject but has a good understanding of basic mechanics.

Wei Wu ... 236 pages - Publisher: Springer; (June, 2018) ... Language: English - ASIN: B07DH1CZ8N by Amazon. 

This book provides a snapshot of the research activities of the Institute of Geotechnical Engineering, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences in Vienna, Austria. The topics are broad ranged including: · Centrifuge model testing · Constitutive model · Granular physics · Numerical simulation · Soil bioengineering. 

The topics reflect our geotechnical research in a changing world. Traditional topics in foundation engineering are fading out and new topics are emerging. The European Commission is gratefully acknowledged for funding the following projects within its program FP7 and Horizon2020: MUMOLADE (Multiscale modelling of landslide and debris flow), REVENUES (Reinforced Vegetation Numerical Evaluation of Slopes) and GEORAMP (Geohazards - Risk Assessment, Mitigation and Prevention).

Ivan Vanicek, Martin Vanicek ... 637 pages - Publisher: Springer; (August, 2008) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 1402039638 - ISBN-13: 978-1402039638.

Soil represents the oldest and most-used building material, yet up to now the subject of earthen structures has not been fully addressed. This book describes the principles of soil as construction material including its treatment using geosynthetics and stabilization. The book focuses on the principles, logic of processes, understanding of the most important problems, so that all participants in the construction project can build earth structures more safely and economically.

R. Frank, C. Bauduin, R. Driscoll, M. Kavvadas ... 216 pages - Publisher: Thomas Telford, Ltd.; (November, 2004) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0727731548 - ISBN-13: 978-0727731548.

Designers' Guide to EN 1997-1 presents a detailed guide to the new Geotechnical Design Eurocode.As such it gives an invaluable insight into a code that, for the first time, provides a comprehensive design philosophy that is not only applicable to all forms of geotechnical problems but also shares a common philosophy with the design methodology for structures of all the commonly encountered construction materials.

Yung Ming Cheng, Henry Wong, Chin Leo, C. K. Lau ... 411 pages - Publisher: Bentham Science Publishers; (December, 2017) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 1681083043 - ISBN-13: 978-1681083049.

Stability of Geotechnical Structures: Theoretical and Numerical Analysis is a comprehensive introduction to the theory and applications of soil mechanics in structural stability. Chapters explain different mathematical methods to calculate structural stability metrics. Topics covered in the book include upper and lower bound methods, kinematic methods, slip line methods, limit analysis, limit equilibrium, and element methods. Additionally, fundamental principles in plasticity formulation are discussed in sufficient details, and sample computer programs are included to aid the readers in learning the presented theoretical material. The book also features worked examples for easy understanding. Theoretical material in the book is based on actual research conducted by the authors, with additional literature reviews and discussions about important topics in geotechnical engineering. Stability of Geotechnical Structures: Theoretical and Numerical Analysis is suitable for students undertaking advanced foundation or geotechnical engineering courses at undergraduate or postgraduate levels.

Zhen-Yu Yin, Yin-Fu Jin ... 356 pages - Publisher: Springer; (April, 2019) ... Language: English - ASIN: B07R6CD27W by Amazon.

This book presents the development of an optimization platform for geotechnical engineering, which is one of the key components in smart geotechnics. The book discusses the fundamentals of the optimization algorithm with constitutive models of soils. Helping readers easily understand the optimization algorithm applied in geotechnical engineering, this book first introduces the methodology of the optimization-based parameter identification, and then elaborates the principle of three newly developed efficient optimization algorithms, followed by the ideas of a variety of laboratory tests and formulations of constitutive models. Moving on to the application of optimization methods in geotechnical engineering, this book presents an optimization-based parameter identification platform with a practical and concise interface based on the above theories. The book is intended for undergraduate and graduate-level teaching in soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering and other related engineering specialties. It is also of use to industry practitioners, due to the inclusion of real-world applications, opening the door to advanced courses on both modeling and algorithm development within the industrial engineering and operations research fields.

R. Kerry Rowe ... 1087 pages - Publisher: Springer; (November, 2012) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 1461356997 - ISBN-13: 978-1461356998.

This handbook aims to discuss, in one vol- Notwithstanding the effort that was made to ensure that each chapter is as correct as ume, a wide array of topics that have entered practicable, there is little doubt that some er- the mainstream of geopractice (i. e. geotech- nical and geoenvironmental engineering) rors (typographical or otherwise) will creep over the past two decades, while at the same into a document of this size, especially in its time not losing sight of the more conven- first printing. Readers are requested to advise tional aspects of the discipline that remain a the undersigned of any errors (typographical core part of the work of geoprofessionals. or otherwise) or significant omissions they These topics range from conventional satu- identifY-to the extent possible they will be rated soil mechanics, to unsaturated soil be- corrected in subsequent printings. havior, rock mechanics, hydrogeology and I am indebted to the numerous contribu- geosynthetics. The book deals with pave- tors to this book who have labored, in their ments, shallow and deep foundations, em- "spare time" to produce a manuscript, re- bankments, slopes, retaining walls, buried spond to editorial and reviewer comments, and helped provide what I hope will be useful structures, dynamics and earthquakes, risk assessment and management, contaminant contributions to the profession. transport, groundwater monitoring, and con- Finally, lowe a deep debt of gratitude to tainment, treatment and remediation of con- my family (Kathy, Katrina, Kieron and Ken- taminated sites.

Wengang Zhang ... 240 pages - Publisher: Springer; (April, 2019) ... Language: English - ASIN: B07R93QW6S by Amazon.

This book presents the application of a comparatively simple nonparametric regression algorithm, known as the multivariate adaptive regression splines (MARS) surrogate model, which can be used to approximate the relationship between the inputs and outputs, and express that relationship mathematically. The book first describes the MARS algorithm, then highlights a number of geotechnical applications with multivariate big data sets to explore the approach’s generalization capabilities and accuracy. As such, it offers a valuable resource for all geotechnical researchers, engineers, and general readers interested in big data analysis.

John D. Nelson, Kuo Chieh (Geoff) Chao, Daniel D. Overton, Erik J. Nelson ... 416 pages - Publisher: Wiley; (February, 2015) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0470581522 - ISBN-13: 978-0470581520.

Foundation Engineering for Expansive Soils fills a significant gap in the current literature by presenting coverage of the design and construction of foundations for expansive soils. Written by an expert author team with nearly 70 years of combined industry experience, this important new work is the only modern guide to the subject, describing proven methods for identifying and analyzing expansive soils and developing foundation designs appropriate for specific locations. Expansive soils are found worldwide and are the leading cause of damage to structural roads. The primary problem that arises with regard to expansive soils is that deformations are significantly greater than in non-expansive soils and the size and direction of the deformations are difficult to predict. Now, Foundation Engineering for Expansive Soils gives engineers and contractors coverage of this subject from a design perspective, rather than a theoretical one. Plus, they'll have access to case studies covering the design and construction of foundations on expansive salts from both commercial and residential projects. Provides a succinct introduction to the basics of expansive soils and their threats * Includes information on both shallow and deep foundation design * Profiles soil remediation techniques, backed-up with numerous case studies * Covers the most commonly used laboratory tests and site investigation techniques used for establishing the physical properties of expansive soils. If you're a practicing civil engineer, geotechnical engineer or contractor, geologist, structural engineer, or an upper-level undergraduate or graduate student of one of these disciplines, Foundation Engineering for Expansive Soils is a must-have addition to your library of resources.

John Atkinson ... 242 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; (May, 2014) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 148220617X - ISBN-13: 978-1482206173.

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 civil engineering as well as some topics for advanced courses. Written in note form, it summarizes the basic principles and theories of soil mechanics, the procedures for creating a geotechnical model, and the common analyses for slopes, foundations, and walls. Puts the mechanics into soil mechanics + Presents information that is simple to use—structured around diagrams and formulae with few words  + Explains detailed analyses given in the longer standard texts. A short, easily read summary of the basic theories and routine analyses of ground engineering, Fundamentals of Ground Engineering incorporates plenty of diagrams and concentrated data without going into detailed explanations. This text is an ideal reference for students, practicing civil engineers—senior and junior—and by engineering geologists.

Kamalesh Kumar ... 152 pages - Publisher: New Age International Pvt Ltd Publishers; (December, 2007) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 8122420796 - ISBN-13: 978-8122420791.

This title features subject matter that is organised logically to make it easy and interesting for the students. Emphasis has been given on the basics of geotechnical earthquake engineering. Home work problems have been given at the end of each chapter to test the understanding of concepts given in the chapter. At the end of appropriate chapters solved numerical problems as well as exercise numerical problems as home work problems have also been to make the related concepts clear.

Roy E. Hunt ... 334 pages - Publisher: CRC; (March, 2007) ... Language: English - ASIN: B008KZ6S9Y by Amazon.

Geologic hazards pose the greatest threat to human safety for any geotechnical undertaking, but it is ultimately the engineer's ability to recognize and cope with these hazards that will determine the safety of life and property. Armed with Geologic Hazards: A Field Guide for Geotechnical Engineers you will be able to properly recognize, understand various geologic hazards, and provide safe and economical construction. Eminent expert Roy E. Hunt thoroughly examines the potential for slope failures, earthquakes, ground subsidence, collapse, and expansion. Using a clear conceptual approach, he explains what measures are available to minimize or eliminate the risks associated with each of these geologic hazards. The book sets forth the basis for recognizing, understanding, and treating geologic hazards, using general concepts rather than rigorous mathematical analyses. The author covers the prediction of slope failures through recognition of geologic and other factors that govern failure, the treatment of slopes that are potentially unstable and pose a danger to some existing development, the design and construction of stable cut slopes and sidehill fills, and the stabilization of failed slopes. He provides the foundation for determining the potential for surface movements and for preventing or controlling their effects. A section on earthquakes summarizes and links all of the aspects of earthquakes including their causes, characteristics, and surface effects. It provides a thorough grounding in how to recognize hazard potential and minimize the consequences. There is no field within geotechnical engineering in which the state of the art is changing so rapidly. Providing the latest information, this resource is a useful tool for designing new projects and redesigning old ones.

Ce.A.S. s.r.l. ParatiePlus v20 [Size: 179 MB] ... In Italy as well as in many Countries worldwide, several designers rely on Paratie Plus in their retaining wall projects. For example, in the construction of the High Speed Trains guyed bridge over Po River near Piacenza, several cofferdams and other waterfront structures had been designed by our engineers using past versions of Paratie Plus. More recently, thank to the same design tool, other Italian engineering firms, have designed the temporary cofferdams for all river crossings along the new high speed train line linking Milano to Brescia. Stemming from a cooperation, since 1985, with professor Roberto Nova from Politecnico di Milano, Paratie Plus is a non linear analysis program conceived to model the soil-structure interaction of a flexible retaining wall, by means of the popular subgrade reaction method, a simple yet widely accepted approach in current design practice as well as by most of design standard worldwide, including Eurocodes.

Thanks to its effectiveness, Paratie Plus is a simple yet accurate retaining wall design tool. In most cases, a Paratie Plus analysis can be sufficient to completely define a wall design. However, even in very complex situations, Paratie Plus may provide valuable design information, at least in the preliminary design stages: if required, selected final layout will be more thoroughly analyzed, with more advance but complex programs such as FLAC. Since 2009, Paratie Plus evolved towards an integrated design environment, which offers several additional analysis options, including slope stability analysis and 2D seepage analysis. Some of the most relevant Paratie Plus features, which are hardly found in competitor tools on the market, are listed here: a rigorous soil model formulation within modern Soil Mechanics framework; a special constitutive model for clays in both drained and undrained conditions, based on critical state concepts; a realistic construction stage modelling, even for quite complex sequences; a general seepage scheme for layered soils; external loadings and interaction with nearby foundations modelling; in any construction stage, support and loading layout can be modified arbitrarily ( special non linear supports, prestressed ground anchors, struts, slabs and other features are allowed); two facing walls can be modelled thus allowing a coupled analysis of a sheetpile and its anchoring wall; a pseudo-static seismic procedure is included, based on a well documented proprietary algorithm; a GUI interface including, among many other features, a complete set of online correlations to assist the Users in selecting appropriate soil parameters based on most common in situ or lab tests; a linkage with the modern Limit Stated design methods, according to Eurocodes 7 and 8 as well as to NTC, EC2 , EC3 , AISC and ACI, for structural checks.

Deep Excavation SnailPlus 2012 v3.1.5.5 [Size: ] ... Snail Plus is soil nail analysis software. While soil nailing is also available in our DeepXcav software program, SnailPlus was created to bring all the necessary capabilities into one package. The software follows the FHWA methodology for the design of soil nail walls, in an interactive environment built on the DeepEX basic layout. This means that you can include all intermediate construction stages for your soil nail wall, include 3D loads, all in an interactive environment. Last, SnailPlus is the only software that produces a full printable report of all design calculations.

Who uses Snail-Plus? Many companies including deparment of transportation such as Texas DOT, WASH-DOT, GZA, Hayward Baker, ESC Limited, D'Appolonia, Berkel Construction, and more!

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