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Braja M. Das, Sanjay Kumar Shukla ... 344 pages - Publisher: J. Ross Publishing; 2nd edition (May, 2013) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 1604270772 - ISBN-13: 978-1604270778.

Anchors are primarily used in the construction of foundations of earth-supported and earth-retaining structures. The fundamental reason for using earth anchors in construction is to transmit the outwardly directed load to the soil at a greater depth and/or farther away from the structure. Although earth anchors have been used in practice for several hundred years, proper theoretical developments for purposes of modern engineering designs have taken place only during the past 40 to 45 years. This book summarizes most theoretical and experimental works directed toward the development of proper relationships for the ultimate and allowable holding capacity of earth anchors. Key Features: A discussion on single-helix screw anchors in sand has been added to Chapter 6 + Two new chapters have been added: Suction and Caisson Anchors (Chapter 9) and Geo-Anchors (Chapter 10) A summary section and self-assessment multiple-choice questions, with answers, are provided at the end of each chapter. + Details horizontal, vertical, and inclined anchor plates, helical anchors, and anchor piles. + Reviews the failure mechanism in soil located around the anchor as well as various theories to calculate the ultimate and allowable loads. + Includes laboratory and field test results to supplement and verify the theories in the book.

Isao Ishibashi, Hemanta Hazarika ... 432 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; 2nd edition (March, 2015) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 1482250411 - ISBN-13: 978-1482250411

Soil Mechanics Fundamentals and Applications, Second Edition effectively explores the nature of soil, explains the principles of soil mechanics, and examines soil as an engineering material. This latest edition includes all the fundamental concepts of soil mechanics, as well as an introduction to foundation engineering, including coverage of site exploration, shallow and deep foundation design, and slope stability. It presents the material in a systematic, step-by-step manner, and contains numerous problems, examples, and solutions. New to the Second Edition: The revised text expands the contents to include an introductory foundation engineering section to make the book cover the full range of geotechnical engineering. The book includes three new chapters: Site Exploration, Deep Foundations, and Slope Stability.

Braja M. Das ... 734 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; 5th edition (April, 2019) ... Language: English - ASIN: B07QTD3RTH by Amazon

Now in its fifth edition, this classic textbook continues to offer a well-tailored resource for beginning graduate students in geotechnical engineering. Further developing the basic concepts from undergraduate study, it provides a solid foundation for advanced study. This new edition addresses a variety of recent advances in the field and each section is updated. Braja Das particularly expands the content on consolidation, shear strength of soils, and both elastic and consolidation settlements of shallow foundations to accommodate modern developments. New material includes: Recently published correlations of maximum dry density and optimum moisture content of compaction * Recent methods for determination of preconsolidation pressure * A new correlation for recompression index * Different approaches to estimating the degree of consolidation * A discussion on the relevance of laboratory strength tests to field conditions * Several new example problems. This text can be followed by advanced courses dedicated to topics such as mechanical and chemical stabilization of soils, geo-environmental engineering, critical state soil mechanics, geosynthetics, rock mechanics, and earthquake engineering. It can also be used as a reference by practical consultants.

John C. Lommler ... 358 pages - Publisher: Wiley; 1st edition (January, 2012) ... Language: English - ASIN: B0073A8SZ4 by Amazon

Devised with a focus on problem solving, Geotechnical Problem Solving bridges the gap between geotechnical and soil mechanics material covered in university Civil Engineering courses and the advanced topics required for practicing Civil, Structural and Geotechnical engineers. By giving newly qualified engineers the information needed to apply their extensive theoretical knowledge, and informing more established practitioners of the latest developments, this book enables readers to consider how to confidently approach problems having thought through the various options available. Where various competing solutions are proposed, the author systematically leads through each option, weighing up the benefits and drawbacks of each, to ensure the reader can approach and solve real-world problems in a similar manner. The scope of material covered includes a range of geotechnical topics, such as soil classification, soil stresses and strength and soil self-weight settlement. Shallow and deep foundations are analyzed, including special articles on laterally loaded piles, retaining structures including MSE and Tieback walls, slope and trench stability for natural, cut and fill slopes, geotechnical uncertainty, and geotechnical LRFD (Load and Resistance Factor Design).

Frederic Gladstone Bell ... 316 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; (June, 1993) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0419177507 - ISBN-13: 978-0419177500

This book reviews the techniques used to improve the engineering behaviour of soils, either in situ or when they are used as a construction material. It is a straightforward, well illustrated and readable account of the techniques and includes numerous up-to-date references.

Michael E. Kalinski ... 208 pages - Publisher: Wiley; 2nd edition (January, 2011) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0470556838 - ISBN-13: 978-0470556832

It is critical to quantify the various properties of soil in order to predict how it will behave under field loading for the safe design of soil structures. Quantification of these properties is performed using standardized laboratory tests. This lab manual prepares readers to enter the field with a collection of the most common of these soil mechanics tests. The procedures for all of these tests are written in accordance with applicable American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standards.

Klaus Kirsch, Fabian Kirsch ... 208 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; 1st edition (July, 2010) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0415550157 - ISBN-13: 978-0415550154

Vibro-compaction and vibro-stone columns are the two dynamic methods of soil improvement most commonly used worldwide. These methods have been developed over seventy years and are now in a position of unrivalled importance amongst modern foundation measures. The first works on granular soil by densification, and the second is used to displace and reinforce fine grained and cohesive soils by introducing inert material. This practical guide for professional geotechnical engineers outlines the development of vibratory deep compaction, describes the equipment used, sets out the methods and techniques and provides state of the art design principles and quality control procedures. It also identifies the practical limitations of the methods. Case studies from South East Asia and the Middle East are used to illustrate the methods and to demonstrate how they apply in real world conditions. The book concludes with some variations of the basic methods, evaluates the economic and environmental benefits of the methods and gives contractual guidance.

Braja M. Das ... 400 pages- Publisher: Oxford University Press; 8th edition (June, 2012) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0199846375- ISBN-13: 978-0199846375. 

Soil Mechanics Laboratory Manual covers the essential properties of soils and their behavior under stress and strain and provides clear, step-by-step explanations for conducting typical soil tests. This market-leading text offers careful explanations of laboratory procedures to help reduce errors and improve safety. Written by acclaimed author Braja M. Das, Dean Emeritus of Engineering at California State University, Sacramento, this manual also provides a detailed discussion of the AASHTO Classification System and the Unified Soil Classification System. New to the Eighth Edition: Updates to the test designations of the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) * All tests now include general guidelines for preparing laboratory test reports * Ultimate shear strength and ultimate friction angle are now introduced in Chapter 16: Direct Shear Test on Sand * Includes empirical correlations for the coefficient of permeability and maximum dry unit weight and optimum moisture content to use and compare with the lab tests results.

J. Michael Duncan, Stephen G. Wright, T. L. Brandon ... 336 pages - Publisher: Wiley; 2nd edition (September, 2014) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 1118651650 - ISBN-13: 978-1118651650 ...

The definitive guide to the critical issue of slope stability and safety
Soil Strength and Slope Stability, Second Edition presents the latest thinking and techniques in the assessment of natural and man-made slopes, and the factors that cause them to survive or crumble. Using clear, concise language and practical examples, the book explains the practical aspects of geotechnical engineering as applied to slopes and embankments. The new second edition includes a thorough discussion on the use of analysis software, providing the background to understand what the software is doing, along with several methods of manual analysis that allow readers to verify software results. The book also includes a new case study about Hurricane Katrina failures at 17th Street and London Avenue Canal, plus additional case studies that frame the principles and techniques described. Slope stability is a critical element of geotechnical engineering, involved in virtually every civil engineering project, especially highway development. Soil Strength and Slope Stability fills the gap in industry literature by providing practical information on the subject without including extraneous theory that may distract from the application. This balanced approach provides clear guidance for professionals in the field, while remaining comprehensive enough for use as a graduate-level text. Topics include: * Mechanics of soil and limit equilibrium procedures * Analyzing slope stability, rapid drawdown, and partial consolidation * Safety, reliability, and stability analyses * Reinforced slopes, stabilization, and repair. The book also describes examples and causes of slope failure and stability conditions for analysis, and includes an appendix of slope stability charts. Given how vital slope stability is to public safety, a comprehensive resource for analysis and practical action is a valuable tool. Soil Strength and Slope Stability is the definitive guide to the subject, proving useful both in the classroom and in the field.

J. W. Stucki, W. L. Banwart ... 477 pages - Publisher: Springer; (October, 2011) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 9400990960 - ISBN-13: 978-9400990968 ...

During the past few years there has been a marked increase in the use of advanced chemical methods in studies of soil and clay mineral systems, but only a relatively small number of soil and clay scientists have become intimately associ­ ated and acquainted with these new techniques. Perhaps the most important obstacles to technology transfer in this area are: 1) many soil and clay chemists have had insufficient opportunities to explore in depth the working principles of more recent spectroscopic developments, and therefore are unable to exploit the vast wealth of information that is available through the application of such ad­ vanced technology to soil chemical research; and 2) the necessary equipment gen­ erally is unavailable unless collaborative projects are undertaken with chemists and physicists who already have the instruments. The objective of the NATO Advanced Study Institute held at the University of Illinois from July 23 to August 4, 1979, was to partially alleviate these obstacles. This volume, which is an extensively edited and reviewed version of the proceedings of that Advanced Study Institute, is an essential aspect of that purpose. Herein are summarized the theory and most current applications of six different spectroscopic methods to soil and/or clay mineral systems. The instrumental methods examined are Mossbauer, neutron scattering, x-ray photoelectron (XPS, ESCA), nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), electron spin resonance (ESR, EPR), and photoacoustic spectroscopy. Contributing authors were also lecturers at the Advanced Study Institute, and are each well known and respected authorities in their respective disciplines.

James E. Amrhein, Max L. Porter ... 647 pages - Publisher: International Code Council (ICC); 7th edition (2012) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0940116162 - ISBN-13: 978-0940116160 ...

Reinforced Masonry Engineering Handbook, 7th Edition, is based on the requirements of the 2012 IBC. This book is useful to designers of reinforced masonry in eliminating repetitious and routine calculations. This handbook will increase the understanding and reduce the time required for masonry design. The techniques included in this publication have been reviewed by competent engineers who have found the results to be satisfactory and safe. Detailed explanations and applications of allowable stress design and strength design procedures are presented. More than 80 step-by step examples are provided, including a one-story building and a seven-story building. This book addresses essential information on: Materials Masonry Assemblage, Strengths and Properties Loads Distribution and Analysis for Lateral Forces Design of Structural Members by Allowable Stress Design (ASD) Design of Structural Members by Strength Design (SD) Details of Reinforcement and Construction Building Details Special Topics Formulas for Reinforced Masonry Design Retaining Walls This book is intended to assist the designer in understanding masonry design. Reinforced Masonry Engineering Handbook, 7th Edition provides hundreds of drawings to maximize your ability in the practice of masonry engineering.

Wei Wu, Hai-Sui Yu ... 904 pages - Publisher: Springer (August, 2019) ... Language: English -ISBN-10: 303007305X - ISBN-13: 978-3030073053 ...

This book compiles the first part of contributions to the China-Europe Conference on Geotechnical Engineering held 13.-16. August 2016 in Vienna, Austria. About 400 papers from 35 countries cover virtually all areas of geotechnical engineering and make this conference a truly international event. The contributions are grouped into thirteen special sessions and provide an overview of the geoengineering research and practice in China, Europe and the world: - Constitutive model - Micro-macro relationship - Numerical simulation - Laboratory testing - Geotechnical monitoring, instrumentation and field test - Foundation engineering - Underground construction - Environmental geotechnics - New geomaterials and ground improvement - Cold regions geotechnical engineering - Geohazards - risk assessment, mitigation and prevention - Unsaturated soils and energy geotechnics - Geotechnics in transportation, structural and hydraulic Engineering.

Amer Ali Al-Rawas, Mattheus F. A. Goosen ... 544 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; (June, 2006) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0415396816 - ISBN-13: 978-0415396813 ...

Expansive Soils provides the reader with easy and specific access to  problems associated with expansive soils, characterisitics and treatment, and evaluation and remediation. Set up with contributions from worlwide expert, this main reference guide is intended for engineers, researchers and senior students working on soil improvement and foundation engineering. This book deals with expansive soil fundamentals, problems and solutions. It contains a total of 34 papers with contributions by 52 experts from 22 countries. It is intended for engineers, researchers and graduates students working on expansive soils, soil improvement and foundation engineering. Expansive soils occur in many parts of the world but particularly in arid and semi-arid regions; the case studies presented are mainly concerned with these areas. It would have been useful to have included case studies related to shrink/swell hazards and damage, particularly on the Atlantic edge of Europe, in order to present more of a worldwide overview rather than being almost exclusively devoted to arid and semi-arid areas.

Tim Davis ...  225 pages - Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers; 2nd edition (July, 2008) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0784409498 - ISBN-13: 978-0784409497.

"Geotechnical Testing, Observation, and Documentation" is an in-depth field manual for soil technicians and field engineers. Designed to be a reference guide during the investigation, grading, and construction phases of geotechnical projects, Tim Davis' book has helped thousands of readers understand common laboratory and field tests, classify soil accurately, interpret project recommendations, and document the entire construction monitoring process. This updated and expanded edition offers much new material on topics such as deep foundations, asphalt, concrete, and loss prevention. Commonly asked questions appear at the end of every chapter, and a comprehensive case study presents each step of a sample project, from site investigation and lab work through construction and documentation. A quick reference chapter summarizes current tools and references, explains survey and grading stakes, evaluates compaction equipment, and presents frequently used formulas and equations. In the appendixes, the glossary has been significantly expanded, an answer key to chapter questions is provided, and a collection of sample forms and diagrams is available for immediate use." Geotechnical Testing, Observation, and Documentation, Second Edition", is valuable useful for training new technicians and providing a refresher for veterans. Soil technicians contemplating the NICET or ICC certification exams will find this book an essential test preparation aid.

Lee W. Abramson, Thomas S. Lee, Sunil Sharma, Glenn M. Boyce ... 736 pages - Publisher: Wiley; 2nd edition (November, 2001) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0471384933 - ISBN-13: 978-0471384939 ...

This is a major revision of the comprehensive text/reference. Written by world-leading geotechnical engineers who share almost 100 years of combined experience, "Slope Stability and Stabilization, Second Edition" assembles the background information, theory, analytical methods, design and construction approaches, and practical examples necessary to carry out a complete slope stability project. Retaining the best features of the previous edition, this new book has been completely updated to address the latest trends and methodology in the field. Its features include: all-new chapters on shallow failures and stability of landfill slopes; new material on probabilistic stability analysis, cost analysis of stabilization alternatives, and state-of-the-art techniques in time-domain reflectometry to help engineers plan and model new designs; tested and FHA-approved procedures for the geotechnical stage of highway, tunnel, and bridge projects; and, sound guidance for geotechnical stage design and planning for virtually all types of construction projects. "Slope Stability and Stabilization, Second Edition" is filled with current and comprehensive information, making it one of the best resources available on the subject-and an essential reference for today's and tomorrow's professionals in geology, geotechnical engineering, soil science, and landscape architecture.

Paul Joseph ... 160 pages - Publisher: Taylor&Francis; (April, 2017) ... Language:  English - ISBN-10: 1138723223 - ISBN-13: 9781138723221 ...
This book is a short yet rigorous course on a new paradigm in soil mechanics, one that holds that soil deformation occurs as a simple friction-based Poisson process in which soil particles move to their final position at random shear strains. It originates from work by Casagrande's soil mechanics group at Harvard University that found that an aggregate of soil particles when sheared reaches a "steady-state" condition, a finding in line with the thermodynamics of dissipative systems. The book unpacks this new paradigm as it applies to soils. The theory explains fundamental, ubiquitous soil behaviors and relationships used in soils engineering daily thousands of times across the world, but whose material bases so far have been unknown. These include for example, why for one-dimensional consolidation, the e-log sigma line is linear, and why Calpha/Cc is a constant for a given soil. The subtext of the book is that with this paradigm, the scientific method of trying to falsify hypotheses fully drives advances in the field, i.e., that soil mechanics now strictly qualifies as a science that, in turn, informs geotechnical engineering.The audience for the book is senior undergraduates, graduate students, academics, and researchers as well as industry professionals, particularly geotechnical engineers. It will also be useful to structural engineers, highway engineers, military engineers, persons in the construction industry, as well as planetary scientists. Because its fundamental findings hold for any mass of particles like soils, the theory applies not just to soils, but also to powders, grains etc. so long as these are under pseudo-static (no inertial effects) conditions.

Milton E. Harr ... 336 pages - Publisher: Dover Publications; (November, 2011) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0486668819 - ISBN-13: 978-0486668819 ...

The movement of groundwater is a basic part of soil mechanics. It is an important part of almost every area of civil engineering, agronomy, geology, irrigation, and reclamation. Moreover, the logical structure of its theory appeals to engineering scientists and applied mathematicians. This book aims primarily at providing the engineer with an organized and analytical approach to the solutions of seepage problems and an understanding of the design and analysis of earth structures that impound water. It can be used for advanced courses in civil, hydraulic, agricultural, and foundation engineering, and will prove useful to consulting engineers — or any public or private agency responsible for building or maintaining water storage or control systems. Among the special features of this book are its coverage of previously unavailable Russian work in the field, an extensive appendix of concepts in advanced engineering mathematics needed to deal with physical flow systems, and numerous completely worked-out and solved examples coupled with over 200 problems of varying difficulty.

Don Harrison ... 196 pages - Publisher: Gulf Professional; (May, 2000) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0123908469 - ISBN-13: 978-0123908469 ...

Based on twenty years of research and field experience, this book collects a vast amount of information into a handy reference for mechanical and civil engineers. It focuses on four basic elements of grouting: load carrying capability of the foundation soil; mass design, concrete mix and installation, and curing procedures of the foundation; anchor bolts; and the grout. From the ground up, this book takes you step by step through the grouting process. Clear, straightforward directions give you details on preparing the foundation and surface, and selecting the best material and method. Comprehensive yet concise, this is a convenient handbook for veteran and rookie engineers alike.

Ratan Raj Tatiya ... 904 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; 2nd edition (May, 2013) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0415621194 - ISBN-13: 978-0415621199 ...

Surface and Underground Excavations – Methods, Techniques and Equipment (2nd edition) covers the latest technologies and developments in the excavation arena at any locale: surface or underground. In the first few chapters, unit operations are discussed and subsequently, excavation techniques are described for various operations: tunnelling, drifting, raising, sinking, stoping, quarrying, surface mining, liquidation and mass blasting as well as construction of large subsurface excavations such as caverns and underground chambers. The design, planning and development of excavations are treated in a separate chapter. Especially featured are methodologies to select stoping methods through incremental analysis. Furthermore, this edition encompasses comprehensive sections on mining at ‘ultra depths’, mining difficult deposits using non-conventional technologies, mineral inventory evaluation (ore – reserves estimation) and mine closure. Concerns over Occupational Health and Safety (OHS), environment and loss prevention, and sustainable development are also addressed in advocating a solution to succeed within a scenario of global competition and recession. This expanded second edition has been wholly revised, brought fully up-to-date and includes (wherever feasible) the latest trends and best practices, case studies, global surveys and toolkits as well as questions at the end of each chapter. This volume will now be even more appealing to students in earth sciences, geology, and in civil, mining and construction engineering, to practicing engineers and professionals in these disciplines as well as to all with a general or professional interest in surface and underground excavations.

Robin Chowdhury, Phil Flentje, Gautam Bhattacharya ... 772 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; (Novomber, 2009)... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0415469740 - ISBN-13: 978-0415469746 ...

Freshly updated and extended version of Slope Analysis (Chowdhury, Elsevier, 1978): This reference book gives a complete overview of the developments in slope engineering in the last 30 years. Its multi-disciplinary, critical approach and the chapters devoted to seismic effects and probabilistic approaches and reliability analyses, reflect the distinctive style of the original. Subjects discussed are: the understanding of slope performance, mechanisms of instability, requirements for modeling and analysis, and new techniques for observation and modeling. Special attention is paid to the relation with the increasing frequency and consequences of natural and man-made hazards. Strategies and methods for assessing landslide susceptibility, hazard and risk are also explored. Moreover, the relevance of geotechnical analysis of slopes in the context of climate change scenarios is discussed. All theory is supported by numerous examples.

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