Geotechnical Engineer's Portable Handbook

Author: Robert Day

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 560

View: 3934

One-volume library of instant geotechnical and foundation data Now for the first time ever, geotechnical, foundation, and civil engineers...geologists...architects, planners, and construction managers can quickly find information they must refer to every working day, in one compact source. Edited by Robert W. Day, the time -and effort-saving Geotechnical Engineer's Portable Handbook gives you field exploration guidelines and lab procedures. You'll find soil and rock classification, basic phase relationships, and all the tables and charts you need for stress distribution, pavement, and pipeline design. You also get abundant information on all types of geotechnical analyses, including settlement, bearing capacity, expansive soil, slope stability - plus coverage of retaining walls and building foundations. Other construction-related topics covered include grading, instrumentation, excavation, underpinning, groundwater control and more.

Geotechnical Engineering Calculations and Rules of Thumb

Author: Ruwan Abey Rajapakse

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 0128046481

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 508

View: 4137

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.

The Civil Engineering Handbook, Second Edition

Author: Wai-Fah Chen

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 2640

View: 4432

The Civil Engineering Handbook provides extensive coverage of the major areas of civil engineering. Divided into eight comprehensive sections, the handbook covers: Construction, Environmental Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Hydraulics, Materials Engineering, Structural Engineering, Surveying Engineering, and Transportation Engineering. Each section provides a thorough introduction, featuring contributions from more than 60 leading academic and practicing experts in various engineering fields. Chapters list additional sources of information such as software and databases, journals and textbooks, research and testing centers, government documents, and conferences and training seminars. Each chapter also includes a subsection containing the definitions of the terminology used in that chapter.

Groundwater and Seepage

Author: Milton E. Harr

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486145190

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 336

View: 7241

DIVLogical, analytical approach to solution of groundwater and seepage problems. Coverage of Russian work, advanced engineering mathematics, numerous worked-out examples, over 200 problems. /div

Principles of Foundation Engineering

Author: Braja M. Das

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305537890

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 896

View: 1842

Master the fundamental concepts and applications of foundation analysis design with PRINCIPLES OF FOUNDATION ENGINEERING. This market leading text maintains a careful balance of current research and practical field applications, offers a wealth of worked out examples and figures that show you how to do the work you will be doing as a civil engineer, and helps you develop the judgment you'll need to properly apply theories and analysis to the evaluation of soils and foundation design. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Geotechnical Engineering of Dams, 2nd Edition

Author: Robin Fell,Patrick MacGregor,David Stapledon,Graeme Bell,Mark Foster

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1138000086

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1348

View: 7598

Geotechnical Engineering of Dams, 2nd edition provides a comprehensive text on the geotechnical and geological aspects of the investigations for and the design and construction of new dams and the review and assessment of existing dams. The main emphasis of this work is on embankment dams, but much of the text, particularly those parts related to geology, can be used for concrete gravity and arch dams. All phases of investigation, design and construction are covered. Detailed descriptions are given from the initial site assessment and site investigation program through to the preliminary and detailed design phases and, ultimately, the construction phase. The assessment of existing dams, including the analysis of risks posed by those dams, is also discussed. This wholly revised and significantly expanded 2nd edition includes a lengthy new appendix on the assessment of the likelihood of failure of dams by internal erosion and piping. This valuable source on dam engineering incorporates the 200+ years of collective experience of the authors in the subject area. Design methods are presented in combination with their theoretical basis, to enable the reader to develop a proper understanding of the possibilities and limitations of a method. For its practical, well-founded approach, this work can serve as a useful guide for professional dam engineers and engineering geologists and as a textbook for university students.

Soil Mechanics in Engineering Practice

Author: Karl Terzaghi,Ralph B. Peck,Gholamreza Mesri

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471086581

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 549

View: 7601

One of the best-known and most respected books on geotechnical engineering, this updated version features expanded coverage of vibration problems, mechanics of drainage, passive earth pressure and consolidation. In the years since publication of the past editions there has been a proliferation of soil mechanics research, much of it irrelevant to engineering practice. It is the aim of the authors to bring order out of this confusion.

Hydraulics of Groundwater

Author: Jacob Bear

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486136167

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 592

View: 5807

This text explores the laws governing the flow and storage of groundwater in aquifers and provides all the necessary tools to forecast the behavior of a regional aquifer system. 1979 edition.

Forensic Geotechnical and Foundation Engineering, Second Edition

Author: Robert Day

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071761349

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 528

View: 1296

A complete, up-to-date guide for forensic engineers Fully revised and packed with current case studies, Forensic Geotechnical and Foundation Engineering, Second Edition provides a step-by-step approach to conducting a professional forensic geotechnical and foundation investigation. This authoritative resource explains how to: Investigate damage, deterioration, and collapse in a structure Determine what caused the damage Develop repair recommendations Diagnose cracks Prepare files and reports Avoid civil liability Helpful charts and photographs aid in your understanding of the material covered. With expert advice on all aspects of the process--from accepting the assignment to delivering compelling testimony--this is a practical, all-in-one guide to geotechnical and foundation investigations in forensic engineering. Explains how to investigate damage due to: Settlement of structures * Expansive soil * Lateral Movement * Earthquakes * Erosion * Deterioration * Bearing Capacity Failures * Shrinkage Cracking of Concrete Foundations * Timber Decay * Soluble Soil * Groundwater and Moisture Problems * And Other Causes

Principles of Geotechnical Engineering

Author: Braja M. Das,Khaled Sobhan

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305970934

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 784

View: 8467

Readers gain a valuable overview of soil properties and mechanics together with coverage of field practices and basic engineering procedures with Das and Sobhan’s PRINCIPLES OF GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING, 9E. This introduction to geotechnical engineering forms an important foundation for future civil engineers. This book provides critical background knowledge readers need to support any advanced study in design as well as to prepare them for professional practice. The authors ensure a practical and application-oriented approach to the subject by incorporating a wealth of comprehensive discussions and detailed explanations. Readers find more figures and worked-out problems than any other book for the course to ensure understanding. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Civil Engineer's Reference Book

Author: L S Blake

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483102335

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 752

View: 1076

Civil Engineer's Reference Book, Fourth Edition provides civil engineers with reports on design and construction practices in the UK and overseas. It gives a concise presentation of theory and practice in the many branches of a civil engineer's profession and it enables them to study a subject in greater depth. The book discusses some improvements in earlier practices, for example in surveying, geotechnics, water management, project management, underwater working, and the control and use of materials. Other changes covered are from the evolving needs of clients for almost all forms of construction, maintenance and repair. Another major change is the introduction of new national and Euro-codes based on limit state design, covering most aspects of structural engineering. The fourth edition incorporates these advances and, at the same time, gives greater prominence to the special problems relating to work overseas, with differing client requirements and climatic conditions. Chapters 1 to 10 provide engineers, at all levels of development, with 'lecture notes' on the basic theories of civil engineering. Chapters 11 to 44 cover the practice of design and construction in many of the fields of civil engineering. Civil engineers, architects, lawyers, mechanical engineers, insurers, clients, and students of civil engineering will find benefit in the use of this text.

Principles of Geotechnical Engineering, SI Edition

Author: Braja M. Das,Khaled Sobhan

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305970950

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 784

View: 8085

Readers gain a valuable overview of soil properties and mechanics together with coverage of field practices and basic engineering procedures with Das and Sobhan’s PRINCIPLES OF GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING, SI EDITION, 9E. This introduction to geotechnical engineering forms an important foundation for future civil engineers. This book provides critical background knowledge readers need to support any advanced study in design as well as to prepare them for professional practice. The authors ensure a practical and application-oriented approach to the subject by incorporating a wealth of comprehensive discussions and detailed explanations. Readers find more figures and worked-out problems than any other book for the course to ensure understanding. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Foundations of Engineering Geology, Third Edition

Author: Tony Waltham

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0203894537

Category: Science

Page: 98

View: 2234

Now in full colour, the third edition of this well established book provides a readable and highly illustrated overview of the aspects of geology that are most significant to civil engineers. Sections in the book include those devoted to the main rock types, weathering, ground investigation, rock mass strength, failures of old mines, subsidence on peats and clays, sinkholes on limestone and chalk, water in landslides, slope stabilization and understanding ground conditions. The roles of both natural and man-induced processes are assessed, and this understanding is developed into an appreciation of the geological environments potentially hazardous to civil engineering and construction projects. For each style of difficult ground, available techniques of site investigation and remediation are reviewed and evaluated. Each topic is presented as a double page spread with a careful mix of text and diagrams, with tabulated reference material on parameters such as bearing strength of soils and rocks. This new edition has been comprehensively updated and covers the entire spectrum of topics of interest for both students and practitioners in the field of civil engineering.

Geotechnical Engineering

A Practical Problem Solving Approach

Author: Nagaratnam Sivakugan,Braja M. Das

Publisher: J. Ross Publishing

ISBN: 1604270160

Category: Study Aids

Page: 520

View: 9882

Geotechnical Engineering: A Practical Problem Solving Approach covers all of the major geotechnical topics in the simplest possible way adopting a hands-on approach with a very strong practical bias. You will learn the material through worked examples that are representative of realistic field situations whereby geotechnical engineering principles are applied to solve real-life problems.

Handbook of Geotechnical Investigation and Design Tables

Second Edition

Author: Burt G. Look

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1138001392

Category: Science

Page: 418

View: 8427

This practical handbook of properties for soils and rock contains in a concise tabular format the key issues relevant to geotechnical investigations, assessments and designs in common practice. There are brief notes on the application of the tables. These data tables are compiled for experienced geotechnical professionals who require a reference document to access key information. There is an extensive database of correlations for different applications. The book should provide a useful bridge between soil and rock mechanics theory and its application to practical engineering solutions. The initial chapters deal with the planning of the geotechnical investigation and the classification of the soil and rock properties, after which some of the more used testing is covered. Later chapters show the reliability and correlations that are used to convert that data in the interpretative and assessment phase of the project. The final chapters apply some of these concepts to geotechnical design. The emphasis throughout is on application to practice. This book is intended primarily for practicing geotechnical engineers working in investigation, assessment and design, but should provide a useful supplement for postgraduate courses. It evolved from the need to have a "go to" reference book which has both breadth and depth of information to apply immediately to projects. To keep to a handbook size one has to compress/restrict details to a few key bullet points – but a comprehensive reference list provides the "appendix" for additional information if required. This 2nd edition keeps to that format but contains updated information and adjustments that take into account feedback received since initial publication.

A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying, and Civil Engineering

Author: Christopher Gorse,David Johnston,Martin Pritchard,Martin Pritchard (BEng (Hons), PhD.)

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199534462

Category: Reference

Page: 497

View: 5691

The latest addition to the Oxford Paperback Reference series, this A to Z is the most up-to-date dictionary of building, surveying, and civil engineering terms and definitions available. Written by an experienced team of experts in the respective fields, it covers in over 9,800 entries the key areas of construction technology and practice, civil and construction engineering, construction management techniques and processes, and legal aspects such as contracts and procurement. Illustrations complement entries where necessary and other extra features include a bibliography, appendices providing a list of commonly used conventions, formulae, and symbols, as well as entry-level web links, which are listed and regularly updated on a companion website. Its wide coverage makes it the ideal reference for students of construction and related areas, as well as for professionals in the field.

Structural Engineering Formulas

Author: Ilya Mikhelson

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071505652

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 228

View: 363

Comprehensive yet compact, this is a user-friendly time-saving reference packed with key engineering formulas for a wide variety of applications. Featuring introductory material on use and application of each formula, along with appendices covering metric conversion information, and selected mathematical formulas and symbols, this is a unique resource no civil engineer should be without.

Seepage, Drainage, and Flow Nets

Author: Harry R. Cedergren

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471180531

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 496

View: 6195

The definitive practical guide to understanding and solving seepage and drainage problems Now in its third edition, this unique resource offers simple methods for analyzing and designing seepage and groundwater control systems for all major types of civil engineering works. Complete with solid coverage of seepage principles and flow net construction, this book is an invaluable aid to engineering professionals and students in mastering this vital subject. Seepage, Drainage, and Flow Nets, Third Edition, features: ∗ Clear explanations of Darcy′s law, permeability, and other core concepts ∗ Seepage analyses and drainage designs for earth dams, levees, foundations, earth slopes, roads, airfields, streets, parking lots, and more ∗ Information on contemporary topics, including "wick" drains, "fin" drains, and the protection of groundwaters from contamination ∗ An assessment of computer solutions to seepage and drainage problems ∗ Over 100 examples of flow nets, ranging from the simple to the complex ––accompanied by step–by–step instructions ∗ Useful chapter references to facilitate further study.

Civil Engineering Formulas

Author: Tyler G. Hicks

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071614702

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 416

View: 4211

Instant Access to Civil Engineering Formulas Fully updated and packed with more than 500 new formulas, this book offers a single compilation of all essential civil engineering formulas and equations in one easy-to-use reference. Practical, accurate data is presented in USCS and SI units for maximum convenience. Follow the calculation procedures inside Civil Engineering Formulas, Second Edition, and get precise results with minimum time and effort. Each chapter is a quick reference to a well-defined topic, including: Beams and girders Columns Piles and piling Concrete structures Timber engineering Surveying Soils and earthwork Building structures Bridges and suspension cables Highways and roads Hydraulics, drams, and waterworks Power-generation wind turbines Stormwater Wastewater treatment Reinforced concrete Green buildings Environmental protection