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Zhang Wengang, Liu Hanlong, Wang Lin, Zhu Xing, Zhang Yanmei ... 349 pages - Language:‎ English - Publisher: ‎Springer; (July, 2023).


This book focuses on the application of machine learning in slope stability assessment. The contents include: overview of machine learning approaches, the mainstream smart in-situ monitoring techniques, the applications of the main machine learning algorithms, including the supervised learning, unsupervised learning, semi- supervised learning, reinforcement learning, deep learning, ensemble learning, etc., in slope engineering and landslide prevention, introduction of the smart in-situ monitoring and slope stability assessment based on two well-documented case histories, the prediction of slope stability using ensemble learning techniques, the application of Long Short-Term Memory Neural Network and Prophet Algorithm in Slope Displacement Prediction, displacement prediction of Jiuxianping landslide using gated recurrent unit (GRU) networks, seismic stability analysis of slopes subjected to water level changes using gradient boosting algorithms, efficient reliability analysis of slopes in spatially variable soils using XGBoost, efficient time-variant reliability analysis of Bazimen landslide in the Three Gorges Reservoir Area using XGBoost and LightGBM algorithms, as well as the future work recommendation.The authors also provided their own thoughts learnt from these applications as well as work ongoing and future recommendations.

Jean-Louis Briaud ... 1056 pages - Language:‎ English - Publisher:‎ Wiley; 2nd edition (August, 2023) - ISBN-10:‎ 1119788692 - ISBN-13: ‎978-1119788690.

While there are many textbooks on the market that cover geotechnical engineering basics, Geotechnical Engineering is unique in that it is the only textbook available that is rooted within the three phase unsaturated soil mechanics framework. Written by world-renowned, award-winning geotechnical engineering expert Dr. Jean-Louis Briaud, this Second Edition offers the most comprehensive coverage of geotechnical engineering topics on the market, from theory to real-world application.

In addition to many updates and revisions, a major chapter has been added, covering 22 geo-engineering case histories. They are: Washington Monument (shallow mat foundation) + Rissa Landslide (slope stability) + Seattle 46 M-High MSE Wall (retaining wall) + The New Orleans Charity Hospital Foundation (deep foundation) + The Eurotunnel Linking France and England (tunnel) + The Teton Dam (earth dam erosion) + The Woodrow Wilson Bridge (bridge scour) + San Jacinto Monument (shallow mat foundation) + Pointe du Hoc Cliffs (rock erosion) + The Tower of PISA (shallow foundation) + The Transcona Silo (shallow foundation) + The Saint John River Bridge Abutment (slope stability) + Foundation of Briaud’s House (shrink swell soils) + The Eiffel Tower (deep foundation) + St. Isaac Cathedral (mat foundation) + National Geotechnical Experimentation Sites at Texas A&M University (full scale infrastructure tests) + The 827 M-High Burj Khalifa Tower Foundation (combined pile raft foundation) + New Orleans Levees and Katrina Hurricane (overtopping erosion) + Three Gorges Dam (concrete dam) + The Kansai International Airport (earth fill in the sea) + The Panama Canal (excavated slopes) + The Nice Airport Slope Failure (slope stability).

From site investigation and geophysics to earthquake engineering and deep foundations, Geotechnical Engineering is an ideal resource for upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses, as well as practicing professionals in geotechnical engineering and soil mechanics.

Bujang B. K. Huat, Arun Prasad, Sina Kazemian, Vivi Anggraini ... 316 pages - Publisher:‎ CRC Press; (June, 2021) - Language : English - ISBN-10: 1032085428 - ISBN-13: ‎978-1032085425.


This book provides a review of problems during design and construction on problematic soils. Design methods, site investigation, construction and analysis of the various improvement methods available are explained and discussed. Various regions may have different soils with geotechnical problems that differ from those faced in other regions. For example, in Southeast Asia, the common geotechnical problems are those associated with construction on soft clays and organic soils, while in the arid region of the Middle East, problems are generally associated with the desert soils. In the US, the problems are associated with organic soils, expansive and collapsing soils, and shale. Laterite and lateritic soils are especially problematic in Mexico. Similarly, in Europe, for example, the geotechnical problems are associated with loess (France), and organic soil (Germany). A detailed description of various methods of ground improvement has been provided in 11 chapters. Each chapter deals not only with a description of the method but also focuses on region-specific ground problems and suitable ground improvement techniques. Case studies have also been included. One general chapter is dedicated to site investigation, instrumentation, assessment and control. This book will be of value to students and professionals in the fields of civil and geotechnical engineering, as well as to soil scientists and engineering geologists.

Robin Chowdhury, Gautam Bhattacharya, Subhadeep Metya ... 790 pages - Language: ‎English- Publisher: ‎ CRC Press; 2nd edition (November, 2023) - ISBN-10: ‎1138000116 - ISBN-13:‎ 978-1138000117.


This second edition of Geotechnical Slope Analysis is an updated version of the original scholarly book. In this edition, concepts and applications have been thoroughly revised. In particular, the ‘Initial Stress Approach’ has been extended to 2D problems in a more rigorous manner. Additional solved numerical examples have been added in several chapters. More importantly, the meaning of the results is explored through interpretation.

The influence of initial stresses, pore water pressures and seismic forces has been explored not only on performance indicators such as the ‘Factor of Safety’ but also on the location of critical slip surfaces. In addition to these factors, it is shown that the chosen method of analysis may also have a significant influence on the location of the critical slip surface. Student exercises have been included in some chapters with a view to encouraging further study and research, and reference is often made to case studies of particular importance.

The best features of the book have been retained with continued emphasis on both deterministic and probabilistic approaches for quantifying slope performance. The traditional performance indicator such as ‘Factor of Safety’ can be complemented by the calculation of the ‘Reliability Index’ and the ‘Probability of Failure’. This book focuses on research studies concerning slope behaviour, the occurrence of landslides and the use of alternative methods of analysis and interpretation. The importance of uncertainties in slope performance and, more broadly, in geotechnical engineering is emphasised.

This book will be valuable to undergraduate and senior students of civil, mining and geological engineering as well as to academic teachers and instructors and also to researchers, practising geotechnical engineers and consultants.

Yung Ming Cheng ... 416 pages - Language:‎ English - Publisher: Nova Science Publishers; (October, 2017) - ISBN-10: ‎1536129356 - ISBN-13: ‎978-1536129359.


Slope stability is always a very important topic in many developed and highly congested cities, particularly for many cities in China where slope failures have killed many people with significant loss of properties. The author has also participated in different types of slope stability research and consultancy works in different countries, and has published two books entitled "Soil Slope stability analysis and stabilization new methods and insights" and "Frontier in civil engineering, vol.1, Stability analysis of geotechnical structures" which are well favoured by many students, engineers and researchers. The author also frequently receives email about the details of the more innovative slope stability analysis methods, stabilization and monitoring system, as well as the procedures in the numerical implementation of some of the stability analysis methods. In views of the various improvements in the theory of slope stability analysis over the years, the author would like to write a new book on slope stability analysis and slope reliability analysis, and the new materials will be useful to both students, engineers as well as researchers. 

In this book, different methods of slope stability analysis will be discussed in a broad sense. Following that, the limit equilibrium and finite element methods will be discussed in more details, as these two methods are the methods commonly used for practical works. Detailed procedures for limit equilibrium analysis will be provided to aid the students in learning, while the program SLOPE2000 will be introduced for the solution of more complicated problems. Some interesting engineering cases will be illustrated in this book. The author will also try to introduce the use of distinct element slope stability method, which is a technique still far from practical applications, but it does offer some insights which are not possible with the other methods

Mao-Hung Yo ... 341 pages - Language:‎ English - Publisher: Springer (July, 2023) - AmazonSIN: B0C3PMPR3F.

This book focuses on the unified solutions and analysis for the problems in soil mechanics based on the unified strength theory, which is a new theory on the yield and failure of materials under multi-axial stresses. Then, it provides a system of yield and failure criteria adopted for most materials, from metallic materials to rocks, concretes, soils, polymers, etc. It includes the Tresca criterion, Mohr–Coulomb theory, and Mises criterion as well, which are special cases or linear approximation of the UST.

B. C. Punmia, Ashok Kumar Jain, A. K. Jain ... 940 pages - Publisher: Laxmi Publications; 17th edition (December, 2005) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 8170087910 - ISBN-13: 978-8170087915.

Soil Mechanics And Foundations is written especially for students pursuing civil engineering. It provides a comprehensive understanding of soil characteristics and properties. It even contains experiments to help students gain a practical insight into soil mechanics. With all structures having earth as its common foundation, its essential that students of civil engineering understand this main component. A safe structure can only be built when there is thorough knowledge of its foundation. This book contains 34 chapters and covers topics like Clay Mineralogy, Well Hydraulics, Stress Distribution, Compaction, Stability of Slopes, Well, Pile and Machine Foundations, Bulkheads and Cofferdams, Stabilisation of Soils, Permeability, and more. It explains in detail about Elements of Elasticity, Earth Pressure, Bearing Capacity, and Shear Strength. The book also contains 21 lab experiments.

Kasinathan Muthukkumaran, Balunaini Umashankar, N. Kumar Pitchumani ... 737 pages - Language: English - Publisher: Springer (February, 2023).


This book comprises the select peer-reviewed proceedings of the Indian Geotechnical Conference (IGC) 2021. The contents focus on Geotechnics for Infrastructure Development and Innovative Applications. This book covers topics geotechnical challenges in tunnel construction, related performance of temporary secant pile wall, soil nail walls, rock-fill embankment dams, performance of MSE wall, stability analysis, dynamic stability and landslide simulations, landslide early warning system, among others. This book is of interest to those in academia and industry. This book is of interest to those in academia and industry.

Ammar Dhouib ... 305 pages - Language: ‎English - Publisher:‎ Wiley-ISTE; (December, 2022).

Geotechnical engineering is now a fundamental component of construction projects. The first volume of this book therefore paves the way for the development of a lasting partnership between soil and foundations. Applied Geotechnics for Construction Projects 1 first defines, identifies and classifies soils, exploring their complexities and weaknesses, and then outlines the basic principles of stresses and strains that establish and develop within soils. The third chapter of the book introduces and develops methods of soil investigation in order to experimentally determine the geotechnical parameters that are useful in the design stage of construction projects.

Each chapter of this first volume is illustrated with photographs of example construction sites and concludes with concrete examples of real projects. The result is a combination of geotechnical expertise and lessons learned from experience, both of which are highly valuable in the field of applied geotechnics for construction projects.

Pavel G. Talalay ... 645 pages - Language: ‎English- Publisher: Springer; (January, 2023) - AmazonSIN:‎ B0BRHY16RW.


This book provides a comprehensive review of drilling technologies in the polar regions, from the portable drilling equipment for shallow sampling and coring, to heavy drilling equipment for deep onshore and offshore drilling. Particular attention is given to safe drilling methods in permafrost. In recent years, interest in drilling in the polar regions has increased under the pressure of the geopolitical “rush” and the undiscovered resource potential. In addition, borehole monitoring of permafrost thermal states is urgently needed to obtain evidence of climate change. The book focuses on the latest drilling technologies but also discusses the historical development of sampling, and drilling tools and devices, over the last 60–70 years providing valuable insights into a way forward and future possibilities.

GeoStudio 2022.1 v11.4.2.250 [Size: 712 MB] ... GeoStudio is a product suite for geotechnical modeling and the vast geographic environment and to handle all your modeling needs. The GeoStudio suite includes the following products: SLOPE / W: Slope Stability Analysis + SEEP / W: Groundwater Summit Analysis + SIGMA / W: deformation pressure analysis + QUAKE / W: Dynamic earthquake analysis + TEMP / W: Geothermal Analysis + CTRAN / W: Solute Transfer Analysis + AIR / W: Airflow Analysis + VADOSE / W: Pro-Area Analysis and Soil Coverage.

GeoStudio Features: CAD slope stability software for calculating land and rock slope reliability coefficients. Effective Analysis of Simple and Complex Problems for Slip Surface, Water Pore Pressure, Soil Properties, Analysis Method, and Load Conditions + Groundwater analysis, pore pressure loss problems in porous materials such as soil and rock. + Perform stress analysis of the deformation of earth structures using SIGMA / W + Dynamic analysis of earthquakes to earthquakes or point to mechanical forces from an explosion or a sudden impact using the QUAKE / W tool + Analysis of thermal changes in land due to environmental factors or construction facilities such as buildings or pipelines using TEMP / W + Modeling the movement of pollutants through porous materials such as soil and rock + Analysis of groundwater and air interaction problems in soil and rock + Analysis of flow from the environment, across the surface, from the unsaturated fan zone to local groundwater.

Eduardo Rojas ... 372 pages - Language: ‎English - Publisher: ‎Bentham Science Publishers; (October, 2022).

Towards A Unified Soil Mechanics Theory demonstrates mathematical models for saturated and unsaturated soils by defining the effective stress equation. Chapters present hydraulic models that simulate water distribution in pores. Parameters from these models are then used to demonstrate the use of an effective stress equation to understand the mechanics of soils that have different material constitutions.

Key Features: - Sequentially explains soil modeling techniques for easy understanding - Demonstrates the use of an effective stress equation based on data from porous-solid models. - Explains how porous-solid models can simulate the soilwater retention curves of materials. - Establishes an elastoplastic framework for the volumetric behavior of unsaturated soils that is used to simulate the phenomenon of collapse upon wetting and the behavior of expansive soils. - Explains the practical application of fully a coupled hydro-mechanical (critical state) soil model - Includes scientific references for further reading.

The third edition includes additional information on retention curves in deforming curves, the application of a coupled hydro-mechanical model simulating undrained tests and the behavior of soils during static compaction, and the use of a porous-solid model to develop a fully analytical equation for the relative hydraulic conductivity of soils. The new chapters also cover the experimental parameters used to derive the models. This edition also updates material from previous editions, and adds new scientific references. Towards A Unified Soil Mechanics Theory paves the way for a universal theory of soil mechanics that has a wide range of applications. The book is a valuable reference to civil engineers, geotechnical engineers, earth scientists and hydrologists interested in soil mechanics at both academic and professional levels.

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.

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.

Dimitrios Kolymbas ... 199 pages - Language: English - Publisher: Cambridge Univ. Press; (August, 2022).


A Primer to Theoretical Soil Mechanics is about adapting continuum mechanics to granular materials. The field of continuum mechanics offers many fruitful concepts and methods, however there is declining interest in the field due to its complex and fragmented nature. This book's purpose is therefore to facilitate the understanding of the theoretical principles of soil mechanics, as well as introducing the new theory of barodesy. This title argues for barodesy as a simple alternative to the plasticity theory used currently and provides a systematic insight into this new constitutive model for granular materials. This book therefore introduces a complex field from a fresh and innovative perspective using simple concepts, succinct equations and explanatory sketches. Intended for advanced undergraduates, graduates and PhD students, this title is also apt for researchers seeking advanced training on fundamental topics.

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.

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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.

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.

T.G. Sitharam, Ravi Jakka, Sreevalsa Kolathayar ... 567 pages - Language: English - Publisher: Springer; (July, 2021) - AmazonSIN: B098J5RBBZ.

This volume brings together contributions from world renowned researchers and practitioners in the field of geotechnical engineering. The chapters of this book are based on the keynote and invited lectures delivered at the 7th International Conference on Recent Advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics. The book presents advances in the field of soil dynamics and geotechnical earthquake engineering. A strong emphasis is placed on proving connections between academic research and field practice, with many examples, case studies, best practices, and discussions on performance-based design. This volume will be of interest to research scholars, academicians and industry professionals alike.

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