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B. G. Clarke ... 352 pages - Language: ‎English - Publisher: ‎CRC Press; 2nd edition (November, 2022) - AmazonSIN: B0BLY2VVLD.

The pressuremeter is a versatile piece of ground investigation equipment that can be used to test any type of soil or rock in situ. It quantifies in-situ stress, stiffness, strength and permeability – the essential properties needed to design geotechnical structures. The results are used in pressuremeter specific design methods, empirical design methods and numerical analyses.

This reference book covers the types of pressuremeter and the control equipment, methods of installation, test procedures, methods of analysis including direct and indirect methods of interpretation, and application in design. This is supported by an exemplar specification for field operations with the interpretation of the results. Engineers are given enough detail to apply the results confidently.

This comprehensive and thorough discussion of pressuremeter testing in geotechnical design draws on over forty years’ experience in geotechnical engineering. It is essential for professional and academic engineering geologists and geotechnical, civil and structural engineers involved in ground investigation and geotechnical design.

Optum G2 2021 v2.2.20 and Optum G3 2021 v2.1.6 [Size: 220 MB] ...
is the ideal solution for shallow foundation analysis and design. The unique Optum analysis type of Limit Analysis provides a means for determining bearing capacities in an efficient and convenient manner. Rigorous upper and lower bounds can be computed to bracket the true solution from above and below, thus providing an in-built means of numerical verification. Elastoplastic and consolidation analysis are available for determining settlements.

OPTUM G3 is the ideal solution for shallow foundation analysis and design. The unique Optum analysis type of Limit Analysis provides a means for determining bearing capacities in an efficient and convenient manner. Rigorous upper and lower bounds can be computed to bracket the true solution from above and below, thus providing an in-built means of numerical verification. Elastoplastic analysis is available for determining settlements.

Robert D. Holtz, William D. Kovacs, Thomas C. Sheahan ... Language: English - Publisher: ‎Pearson; 3rd edition (July, 2022) - ISBN-13: 9780137604388.

An Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering offers a descriptive, elementary introduction to geotechnical engineering with applications to civil engineering practice. It focuses on the engineering classification, behavior and properties of soils necessary for the design and construction of foundations and earth structures.

Ruwan Rajapakse ... 508 pages - Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann; 2nd edition (December, 2015) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0128046988 - ISBN-13: 978-0128046982. 

Geotechnical Engineering Calculations and Rules of Thumb, Second Edition, offers geotechnical, civil and structural engineers a concise, easy-to-understand approach to selecting the right formula and solving even most difficult calculations in geotechnical engineering. A "quick look up guide", this book places formulas and calculations at the reader’s finger tips. In this book, theories are explained in a "nutshell" and then the calculation is presented and solved in an illustrated, step-by-step fashion. In its first part, the book covers the fundamentals of Geotechnical Engineering: Soil investigation, condition and theoretical concepts. In the second part it addresses Shallow Foundations, including bearing capacity, elastic settlement, foundation reinforcement, grillage design, footings, geogrids, tie and grade beams, and drainage. This session ends with a chapter on selecting foundation types. The next part covers Earth Retaining Structures and contains chapters on its basic concepts and types, gabion walls and reinforced earth walls. The following part covers Geotechnical Engineering Strategies providing coverage of softwares, instrumentation, excavations, raft design, rock mechanics, dip angle and strike, rock stabilization equipment, soil anchors, tunnel design, seismology, geosynthetics, and slurry cutoff walls. The final part is on Pile Foundations including content on design on sandy soils, clay soils, pin piles, negative skin friction, caissons and pile clusters. In this new and updated edition the author has incorporated new software calculation tools, current techniques for foundation design, liquefaction information, seismic studies, laboratory soil tests, geophysical techniques, new concepts for foundation design and Dam designs. All calculations have been updated to most current material characteristics available in the market. Practicing Geotechnical, Civil and Structural Engineers may find in this book an excellent companion to their day-to day work, benefiting from the clear and direct calculations, examples, and cases. Civil Engineering students may find particular interest in the concise theory presented in the beginning of each chapter. Calculations both in FPS and SI metric systems; Convenient access to all needed calculations; Access to concise theory that helps understand the calculations; Case studies from around the world; Includes new software calculation tools.

Ruwan A. Rajapakse ... 378 pages - Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann; 2nd edition (February, 2016) ... Language: English - AmazonSIN: B01C74LU96.

Pile Design and Construction Rules of Thumb presents Geotechnical and Civil Engineers a comprehensive coverage of Pile Foundation related theory and practice. Based on the author’s experience as a PE, the book brings concise theory and extensive calculations, examples and case studies that can be easily applied by professional in their day-to-day challenges. In its first part, the book covers the fundamentals of Pile Selection: Soil investigation, condition, pile types and how to choose them. In the second part it addresses the Design of Pile Foundations, including different types of soils, pile groups, pile settlement and pile design in rock. Next, the most extensive part covers Design Strategies and contains chapters on loading analysis, load distribution, negative skin friction, design for expansive soils, wave equation analysis, batter piles, seismic analysis and the use of softwares for design aid. The fourth part covers Construction Methods including hammers, Inspection, cost estimation, load tests, offshore piling, beams and caps. In this new and updated edition the author has incorporated new pile designs such as helical, composite, wind turbine monopiles, and spiral coil energy piles. All calculations have been updated to most current materials characteristics and designs available in the market. Also, new chapters on negative skin friction, pile driving, and pile load testing have been added. Practicing Geotechnical, and Civil Engineers will find in this book an excellent handbook for frequent consult, benefiting from the clear and direct calculations, examples, and cases. Civil Engineering preparing for PE exams may benefit from the extensive coverage of the subject. Convenient for day-to-day consults; Numerous design examples for sandy soils, clay soils, and seismic loadings; Now including helical, composite, wind turbine monopiles, and spiral coil energy piles; Methodologies and case studies for different pile types; Serves as PE exam preparation material.

Jean-Louis Briaud ... 1024 pages - Publisher: Wiley; (October, 2013) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0470948566 - ISBN-13: 978-0470948569.

The first introductory geotechnical engineering textbook to cover both saturated and unsaturated soil mechanics: Most books designed for an introductory course in geotechnical engineering focus on saturated soil mechanics. Geotechnical Engineering: Unsaturated and Saturated Soils takes a new approach, based on the fundamentals of unsaturated soils and extends the description to a wide variety of applications.

Written by an international leader in the field, this comprehensive introduction presents geotechnical engineering as dealing with a true three-phase soil while treating saturated soil as a special case, rather than the other way around. It covers numerous topics that reveal the vast domain covered by geotechnical engineering and its important contributions to many elements of infrastructure. It includes, in addition to conventional subjects, a number of topics typically left out of undergraduate geotechnical courses, such as: Engineering geology + Rocks + Site investigation and in situ tests + Geophysics + Problem solving methods and soil models + Thermodynamics for soils + Earthquake geo-engineering + Erosion + Geoenvironmental + Geosynthetics + Ground improvement+ Technical communications. Geotechnical Engineering: Unsaturated and Saturated Soils takes students beyond the usual confines of an undergraduate introduction to become a useful reference as they enter graduate studies or begin their careers.

P. Purushothama Raj ... 880 pages - Publisher: Pearson; 2nd edition (July, 2013) ... Language: English - AmazonSIN: B00I962Z3C.

Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, 2nd edition Presents the principles of soil mechanics and foundation engineering in a simplified yet logical manner that assumes no prior knowledge of the subject. It includes all the relevant content required for a sound background in the subject, reinforcing theoretical aspects with comprehensive practical applications. Contents: chapter 1: soil formation and composition chapter 2: index properties of soils chapter 3: identification and classification of soils chapter 4: compaction of soils chapter 5: permeability and capillarity chapter 6: seepage chapter 7: stress and stress distribution in soil chapter 8: consolidation and consolidation settlement chapter 9: shear strength of soils chapter 10: laboratory measurement of soil properties chapter 11: lateral earth pressure chapter 12: earth- retaining structures chapter 13: stability of slopes chapter 14: bearing capacity of soils chapter 15: shallow foundations chapter 16: pile foundation chapter 17: drilled piers and caisson foundations chapter 18: ground investigation chapter 19: soil improvement chapter 20: embankment dams chapter 21: dynamic loading of soil chapter 22: environmental geotechnology chapter 23: introductory rock mechanics chapter 24: pavements.

Oasys Greta v19.3.5.0 [Size: 102 MB] ...
Oasys Greta is a tool for civil and geotechnical engineers that provides comprehensive stability analysis for gravity retaining walls, and forms part of our Geotechnical Suite Pro and Geotechnical Suite bundles.

For the stability analysis of gravity retaining wall design, Oasys Greta provides users with the ability to validate and standardise in-house calculations across projects.

Civil and geotechnical engineers responsible for routine gravity retaining wall design use Oasys Greta as it provides a validated, robust and user-friendly method of calculations, ensuring acceptable and appropriate QA and QC standards are met.

Oasys Safe v19.1.1.31 [Size: 69 MB] ... Solve your geotechnical problem with powerful two-dimensional geotechnical finite element design software. Whether you need to do two-dimensional finite element computations in plane stress, plane strain, or axial symmetry, Safe takes care of it. The smart geotechnical finite element analysis software identifies pore pressures and effective stresses separately and includes gravitational loads and initial stresses.

Features: Analysis of plane stress, plane strain or axially symmetric problems. General loading of linear elastic axisymmetric structures can be carried out using a Fourier series technique. + Linear or non-linear behaviour. + Gravity loading. + Pore pressures and effective stresses are identified separately, allowing computation for drained or undrained conditions, and time dependent consolidation. + Incremental loading and changes of material properties, permitting the formation of excavations, embankments etc. + Intermediate results can be stored and inspected before the problem is continued further. + Pressure (distributed) and line loading. + Fixed or spring restraints. + 8 noded quadrilateral elements. These can be curvilinear. + Consolidation problems. + Wells. + Seepage and flow. + Extensive graphical input options and in-built mesh generation facility.

Oasys Slope v21.0.40.0 [Size: 120.6 MB] ...
Oasys Slope is a tool for civil and geotechnical engineers which provides an easy and accurate way to study a slip surface, finding factors of safety against failure, and to check suggested improvements from reinforcement.

Slope is a core component of our Ground Movement Bundle and Geotechnical Suite, both in Pro and Basic versions. Oasys Slope empowers civil and geotechnical engineers to study and check their projects involving slope stability analyses, a key part of linear infrastructure design involving cuttings for permanent works, for example.

Oasys Slope empowers civil and geotechnical engineers to study and check their projects involving slope stability analyses, a key part of linear infrastructure design involving cuttings for permanent works, for example.

Civil and geotechnical engineers responsible for studying the global stability of reinforced earth structures, cuttings and more use Oasys Slope as it provides a validated, robust and user-friendly method of calculations, ensuring acceptable and appropriate QA and QC standards are met.

Oasys XDisp v20.2.3.0 [Size: 121 MB] ... Oasys XDisp Pro is used to undertake and produce building, utilities and rail damage assessments, can undertake a multi-stage construction analysis without the need for multiple models, and is a core component of the Ground Movement Bundle Pro and the Geotechnical Suite Pro.

Oasys XDisp Pro is used by geotechnical and civil engineers on projects that require the need to control, limit and mitigate excessive ground displacements which may have a detrimental effect on existing or future builds.

Geotechnical and civil engineers overseeing ground movement assessments such as part of linear infrastructure design use Oasys XDisp Pro as it provides a validated, robust and user-friendly method of calculations, ensuring acceptable and appropriate QA and QC standards are met.

Combined with Oasys PDisp, geotechnical engineers can undertake comprehensive building and utilities damage assessments, including multi-stage construction analysis.

PLAXIS 2D CONNECT Edition V22 Update 1 [Size: 2.4 GB] ... PLAXIS 2D is a powerful and user friendly finite element package intended for two-dimensional analysis of deformation and stability in geotechnical engineering and rock mechanics. PLAXIS is used worldwide by top engineering companies and institutions in the civil and geotechnical engineering industry. Applications range from excavations, embankment and foundations to tunnelling, mining and reservoir geomechanics.

PLAXIS is equipped with a broad range of advanced features to model a diverse range of geotechnical problems, all from within a single integrated software package. PLAXIS uses predefined structural elements and loading types in a CAD-like environment. This empowers the user with fast and efficient model creation, allowing more time to interpret the results.

Since PLAXIS V22 Update 1 also contains the new data structure of the material database and the more flexible and more robust way of handling project units introduced in the previous release, similar precautions apply with respect to V21 release compatibility. PLAXIS V22 Update 1 will be installed alongside PLAXIS V21, instead of overwriting it. Calculated V21 projects opened with this latest release will automatically be saved as a converted copy with the _converted suffix. After the conversion, remeshing and recalculation are required. In this case, the original V21 project will remain unchanged. For V21 projects that only have their geometry and/or some material sets defined and may be either meshed or not, these projects will be opened by V22 Update 1 without converting to a saved copy. The original V21 project would be overwritten upon saving.

The known issue that caused the assignment of the material factor labels to the material models parameters to be lost, when a V21 project containing Design Approaches is opened with V22 is now fixed in the latest release. Note that these converted projects are stored in the file format for PLAXIS V22 Update 1, this means that earlier versions of PLAXIS will not be able to open the converted project files. To continue using V21, users can just open the original V21 project.

Bentley PLAXIS 3D Ultimate v22 Update 1 [Size: 2.2 GB] ..
. PLAXIS is geotechnical analysis software with capabilities to solve common and complex geotechnical problems in soil and rock, including advanced analysis for excavations, foundations, tunnels, and other infrastructure projects.

Proven 3D Geotechnical Analysis: Trust the 3D geotechnical analysis that has proven to be robust and reliable in settlement, stress, and safety analysis for more than 25 years.

Comprehensive Soil Material Library: Use a comprehensive soil material library to accurately model the behavior of more than 40 materials, ranging from soft soil to hard rock.

Complex Dynamic Analysis: Conduct dynamic analysis to analyze the effects of man-made or natural seismic vibration in soil or structures.

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 ( 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.

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