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PLAXIS LE CONNECT Edition V21 Update 5 [Size: 1.0 GB] ... The PLAXIS development team is pleased to announce the availability of PLAXIS LE CONNECT Edition V21 Update 5 (21.05.00.043). This software helps you efficiently manage complex geotechnical projects with multiple scenarios. PLAXIS LE can be used for projects involving engineering analysis of slope stability, groundwater flow, consolidation, or a combination of these complex scenarios. PLAXIS 2D LE (formerly 2D SVSLOPE, 2D SVFLUX, 2D SVSOLID, SV SOILS, and SVSOILS Advanced) covers your 2D workflows. PLAXIS 3D LE (formerly 2D/3D SVSLOPE, 2D/3D SVSLOPE Advanced, 2D/3D SVFLUX, 2D/3D SVSOLID, and 2D/3D SVSOLID Advanced) supports your 3D workflows.

With PLAXIS LE, users can reliably complete numerous limit-equilibrium slope stability models with intuitive workflows and fast analysis. Advance your digital workflows with the ability to design 3D geometry and analyze both 2D and 3D scenarios in a single application. Efficiently represent materials spatially with various methods, and use the SOILVISION Soils Database for resourceful material management.

António Campos e Matos, Luís Ribeiro e Sousa, Johannes Kleberger, Paulo Lopes Pinto ... 202 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; (June, 2006) - Language:‎ English - ISBN-10: 0415400058 - ISBN-13:‎ 978-0415400053.

Tunnels have a high degree of risk that needs to be assessed and managed. Underground works intersect and interact with natural materials, incorporating their characteristics as structural components of their own stability. For this reason geotechnical risk analyses are implemented at all phases of tunnel construction, from design through to post-construction maintenance. Analysis of geotechnical risk involves a group of studies which lead to the identification and evaluation of the potential probability of error and the consequences of its occurrence. This volume considers construction and safety, financing and control, and exploration and maintenance. Eminent specialists discuss risk assessment and management, based both on advanced theoretical concepts and on practical experience. The book is of interest to a wide range of professionals involved in planning, construction and management of tunnels: entrepreneurs, designers, consultants and contractors.

Jeffrey C. Evans, Michael A. Malusis ... 576 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; (March, 2017) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0415695155 - ISBN-13: 978-0415695152.

Ground improvement has been one of the most dynamic and rapidly evolving areas of geotechnical engineering over the past forty years. Moreover, increasing development of sites with marginal soils has made ground improvement an increasingly important core component of geotechnical engineering curricula. This textbook addresses the latest and most effective techniques for ground improvement, at a level designed for undergraduate and graduate-level university students and practitioners seeking fundamental background in these techniques. Thus, Fundamentals of Ground Improvement Engineering is for students and professionals. The book is written to, first, broadly introduce key ground improvement methods and, second, to provide readers with a thorough understanding of the theory, design principles, and construction approaches that underpin each method. Major topic areas covered include compaction, grouting, vibratory methods, soil mixing, stabilization and solidification, cut-off walls, dewatering, consolidation, geosynthetics, and earth retention. The book contains numerous problems and worked examples, and is well illustrated with photographs, schematics, charts and graphs.The rich companion website provides instructor resources and videos of the techniques, which are useful for students and for professionals to show clients.

M. S. Rahman, M. B. Can Ülker ... 506 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; (September, 2018) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 149877167X - ISBN-13: 978-1498771672.

Modeling and computing is becoming an essential part of the analysis and design of an engineered system. This is also true of "geotechnical systems", such as soil foundations, earth dams and other soil-structure systems. The general goal of modeling and computing is to predict and understand the behaviour of the system subjected to a variety of possible conditions/scenarios (with respect to both external stimuli and system parameters), which provides the basis for a rational design of the system. The essence of this is to predict the response of the system to a set of external forces. The modelling and computing essentially involve the following three phases: (a) Idealization of the actual physical problem, (b) Formulation of a mathematical model represented by a set of equations governing the response of the system, and (c) Solution of the governing equations (often requiring numerical methods) and graphical representation of the numerical results. This book will introduce these phases.

Anjan Patel ... 191 pages ... Language: English - Publisher:‎ Woodhead Publishing; (January, 2019).

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.

Andrew Lees ... 320 pages - Publisher: ICE Publishing; (November, 2016) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0727760874 - ISBN-13: 978-0727760876.

Geotechnical Finite Element Analysis provides the latest practical guidance and comprehensive explanations of using Finite Element Analysis (FEA) in geotechnical design from planning an analysis through to results validation and reporting. This highly illustrated guide expands on the practical benefits of FEA, such as a faster and less expensive design cycle, increased productivity, and increased revenue, and explains the decisions that need to be made at each stage Finite Element Design of Geotechnical Structures: Features as the first practical and internationally-applicable guidebook for practitioners in this technically challenging but rapidly growing field Works as a reference tool for competent FEA users by providing quick explanations of complex issues Includes detailed guidance on using FEA together with Eurocode 7 Clarifies the factors to consider when selecting from the various constitutive models Attests as a training aid, facilitated by complete worked examples Geotechnical Finite Element Analysis aims to provide all the essential, practical learning material in one place. As a practical guide, textbook, reference tool and training tool, it is aimed at practicing structural engineers, those undergoing training in geotechnical FEA, design practice and those performing geotechnical FEA in design.

L. R. Anderson, N. Miura, A. S. Balasubramaniam, D. T. Bergado ... 427 pages - Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers; (May; 1996) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0784401519 - ISBN-13: 978-0784401514.

The presence of thick deposits of soft clay combined with the effects of ground subsidence cause problems for engineering constructions for lowland areas such as the Central Plain (Chao Phraya) of Thailand. The ground subsidence is caused by the excessive extraction of ground water. To mitigate such natural geological hazards, different soil/ground improvement methods have been studied, namely: mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) embankments, granular or sand compaction piles, vertical drains, and the lime/cement deep mixing method. In view of their proven performance, durability, constructibility, short time schedule, and low costs, mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) or earth reinforcement techniques seem to be very suitable and favorable above-ground soil improvement methods of embankment fills on subsiding ground. This method can be most appropriately combined with the various belowground improvement techniques such as vertical drains, sand compaction piles, and the lime/cement deep mixing method. Thus, the combined above-ground soil improvement with below-ground subsoil improvement schemes can be a viable alternative to the existing method of supporting earth embankments and landfills with precast concrete piles, which may prove detrimental and more expensive in a subsiding environment.

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

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.

I. M. Idriss, R. W. Boulanger ... 262 pages - Publisher: Earthquake Engineering Research Institute; (September, 2008) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 193288436X - ISBN-13: 978-1932884364.

This monograph updates a subject area covered in the 1982 classic text used around the world, Ground Motions and Soil Liquefaction During Earthquakes, by H. Bolton Seed and I.M. Idriss. The new publication will fill a need for a thorough synthesis in one accessible resource for students, practicing engineers, and other professionals of progress in the study of liquefaction since 1982. The following areas are covered: Fundamentals of liquefaction behavior: a framework for a common understanding of the development and limitations of various engineering analytical procedures. Liquefaction triggering analysis: methods for evaluating the potential for liquefaction triggering. Consequences and mitigation of liquefaction: examples of lateral spreading and post-liquefaction settlement analyses, the use of factors of safety in engineering practice, mitigation strategies, and methods for ground improvement. Cyclic softening of saturated clays: engineering procedures for evaluating the potential performance of cohesive fine-grained soils. Three of the 136 figures are in color, illustrating comparisons of liquefaction analysis procedures.

C.N.V. Satyanarayana Reddy, K. Muthukkumaran, Neelima Satyam, Ravikiran Vaidya ... 1284 pages - Language: ‎English - Publisher: Springer; (September, 2021) - ASIN: B09H6MC8XM.


This book comprises the select proceedings of the Indian Geotechnical Conference (IGC) 2020. The contents focus on recent developments in geotechnical engineering for a sustainable tomorrow. The book covers the topics related to traditional and latest methods in characterisation of ground at construction sites, recent technological developments/ advances in design of shallow and deep foundations in different subsoil conditions.

Nagaratnam Sivakugan ... Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; (July, 2021) - Language: ‎English - ‎640 pages - ISBN-10: ‎1260468488 - ISBN-13: ‎978-1260468489.

Learn the basics of soil mechanics and foundation engineering: This hands-on guide shows, step by step, how soil mechanics principles can be applied to solve geotechnical and foundation engineering problems. Presented in a straightforward, engaging style by an experienced PE, Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering: Fundamentals and Applications starts with the basics, assuming no prior knowledge, and gradually proceeds to more advanced topics. You will get rich illustrations, worked-out examples, and real-world case studies that help you absorb the critical points in a short time.

Coverage includes: Phase relations + Soil classification + Compaction + Effective stresses + Permeability and seepage + Vertical stresses under loaded areas + Consolidation + Shear strength + Lateral earth pressures + Site investigation + Shallow and deep foundations + Earth retaining structures + Slope stability + Reliability-based design

Bernardo Caicedo ... 460 pages - Language: English - Publisher: ‎CRC Press; (November, 2018).


At first glance, roads seem like the simplest possible geotechnical structures. However, analysis of these structures runs up against complexities related to the intense stresses experienced by road surfaces, their intense interaction with climate, and the complicated behavior of the materials used in road construction.

Modern mechanistic approaches to road design provide the tools capable of developing new technical solutions. However, use of these approaches requires deep understanding of the behavior of constituent materials and their interaction with water and heat which has recently been acquired thanks to advances in geotechnical engineering. The author comprehensively describes and explains these advances and their use in road engineering in the two-volume set Geotechnics of Roads, compiling information that had hitherto only been available in numerous research papers.

Geotechnics of Roads: Fundamentals presents stresses and strains in road structures, water and heat migration within and between layers of road materials, and the effects of water on the strength and stiffness of those materials. It includes a deep analysis of soil compaction, one of the most important issues in road construction. Compaction accounts for only a small proportion of a construction budget but its effects on the long-term performance of a road are decisive. In addition, the book describes methodologies for nondestructive road evaluation including analysis of continuous compaction control, a powerful technique for real-time quality control of road structures.

Bashir Ahmed Mir ... 502 pages - Language: ‎English - Publisher: ‎CRC Press; (October, 2021).


Manual of Geotechnical Laboratory Soil Testing covers physical, index, and engineering properties of soils, including compaction characteristics (optimum moisture content), permeability (coefficient of hydraulic conductivity), compressibility characteristics, and shear strength (cohesion intercept and angle of internal friction). Further, this manual covers data collection, analysis, computations, additional considerations, sources of error, precautionary measures, and the presentation results along with well-defined illustrations for each of the listed tests. Each test is based on relevant standards with pertinent references, broadly aimed at geotechnical design applications.

FEATURES: Provides fundamental coverage of elementary-level laboratory characterization of soils + Describes objectives, basic concepts, general understanding, and appreciation of the geotechnical principles for determination of physical, index, and engineering properties of soil materials + Presents the step-by-step procedures for various tests based on relevant standards + Interprets soil analytical data and illustrates empirical relationship between various soil properties + Includes observation data sheet and analysis, results and discussions, and applications of test results.

This manual is aimed at undergraduates, senior undergraduates, and researchers in geotechnical and civil engineering.

Buddhima Indraratna, Ana Heitor, Jayan S. Vinod ... 254 pages - Language: English - Publisher: CRC Press; (December, 2020).

This book covers problems and their solution of a wide range of geotechnical topics. Every chapter starts with a summary of key concepts and theory, followed by worked-out examples, and ends with a short list of key references. It presents a unique collection of step by step solutions from basic to more complex problems in various topics of geotechnical engineering, including fundamental topics such as effective stress, permeability, elastic deformation, shear strength and critical state together with more applied topics such retaining structures and dams, excavation and tunnels, pavement infrastructure, unsaturated soil mechanics, marine works, ground monitoring. This book aims to provide students (undergraduates and postgraduates) and practitioners alike a reference guide on how to solve typical geotechnical problems.

Features: Guide for solving typical geotechnical problems complementing geotechnical textbooks. + Reference guide for practitioners to assist in determining solutions to complex geotechnical problems via simple methods.

Donald P. Coduto, Man-chu Ronald Yeung ... Language: ‎ English - Publisher: ‎Pearson India; 2nd edition (January, 2017) - ISBN-10: ‎9789332587427 - ISBN-13: ‎978-9332587427.


Geotechnical Engineering: Principles and Practices 2nd Edition, is ideal or junior-level soil mechanics or introductory geotechnical engineering courses. This introductory geotechnical engineering textbook explores both the principles of soil mechanics and their application to engineering practice. It offers a rigorous, yet accessible and easy-to-read approach, as well as technical depth and an emphasis on understanding the physical basis for soil behavior. The second edition has been revised to include updated content and many new problems and exercises, as well as to reflect feedback from reviewers and the authors’ own experiences.

Donald P. Coduto, Man-chu Ronald Yeung, William A. Kitch ... 794 pages - Publisher: Prentice Hall; 2nd edition (2010) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0132368684 - ISBN-13: 978-0132368681.

Geotechnical Engineering: Principles and Practices, 2/e, is ideal or junior-level soil mechanics or introductory geotechnical engineering courses. This introductory geotechnical engineering textbook explores both the principles of soil mechanics and their application to engineering practice. It offers a rigorous, yet accessible and easy-to-read approach, as well as technical depth and an emphasis on understanding the physical basis for soil behavior. The second edition has been revised to include updated content and many new problems and exercises, as well as to reflect feedback from reviewers and the authors’ own experiences.

Geoff Beale, John Read ... 614 pages - Publisher:‎ CRC Press; (June, 2020) - Language: English ... ISBN-10‏: 036757621X - ISBN-13: ‎978-0367576219.


Guidelines for Evaluating Water in Pit Slope Stability is a comprehensive account of the hydrogeological procedures that should be followed when performing open pit slope stability design studies. Created as an outcome of the Large Open Pit (LOP) project, an international research and technology transfer project on the stability of rock slopes in open pit mines, this book expands on the hydrogeological model chapter in the LOP project’s previous book Guidelines for Open Pit Slope Design.

The book comprises six sections which outline the latest technology and best practice procedures for hydrogeological investigations. The sections cover: the framework used to assess the effect of water in slope stability; how water pressures are measured and tested in the field; how a conceptual hydrogeological model is prepared; how water pressures are modelled numerically; how slope depressurisation systems are implemented; and how the performance of a slope depressurisation program is monitored and reconciled with the design.

Guidelines for Evaluating Water in Pit Slope Stability offers slope design practitioners with a road map that that will help them decide how to investigate and treat water pressures in pit slopes. It provides guidance and essential information for mining and civil engineers, geotechnical engineers, engineering geologists and hydrogeologists involved in the investigation, design and construction of stable rock slopes.

Jay Ameratunga, Nagaratnam Sivakugan, Braja M. Das ... 228 pages - Publisher: Springer; 1st edition (December, 2015) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 8132226275 - ISBN-13: 978-8132226277.
 
This book presents a one-stop reference to the empirical correlations used extensively in geotechnical engineering. Empirical correlations play a key role in geotechnical engineering designs and analysis. Laboratory and in situ testing of soils can add significant cost to a civil engineering project. By using appropriate empirical correlations, it is possible to derive many design parameters, thus limiting our reliance on these soil tests. The authors have decades of experience in geotechnical engineering, as professional engineers or researchers. The objective of this book is to present a critical evaluation of a wide range of empirical correlations reported in the literature, along with typical values of soil parameters, in the light of their experience and knowledge. This book will be a one-stop-shop for the practising professionals, geotechnical researchers and academics looking for specific correlations for estimating certain geotechnical parameters. The empirical correlations in the forms of equations and charts and typical values are collated from extensive literature review, and from the authors' database.

Yang Changwei, Zhang Jingyu, Lian Jing, Yu Wenying, Zhang Jianjing ... 218 pages - Publisher: Springer; (December, 2016) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 9811023794 - ISBN-13: 978-9811023798.

This book begins with the dynamic characteristics of the covering layerbedrock type slope, containing monitoring data of the seismic array, shaking table tests, numerical analysis and theoretical derivation. Then it focuses on the landslide mechanism and assessment method. It also proposes a model that assessing the hazard area based on the field investigations. Many questions, exercises and solutions are given. Researchers and engineers in the field of Geotechnical Engineering and Anti-seismic Engineering can benefit from it.

Zijun Cao, Yu Wang ... 190 pages - Publisher: Springer; 1st edition (August, 2016) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 3662529122 - ISBN-13: 978-3662529126.

This is the first book to revisit geotechnical site characterization from a probabilistic point of view and provide rational tools to probabilistically characterize geotechnical properties and underground stratigraphy using limited information obtained from a specific site. This book not only provides new probabilistic approaches for geotechnical site characterization and slope stability analysis, but also tackles the difficulties in practical implementation of these approaches. In addition, this book also develops efficient Monte Carlo simulation approaches for slope stability analysis and implements these approaches in a commonly available spreadsheet environment. These approaches and the software package are readily available to geotechnical practitioners and alleviate them from reliability computational algorithms. The readers will find useful information for a non-specialist to determine project-specific statistics of geotechnical properties and to perform probabilistic analysis of slope stability.

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