Designing With Geosynthetics 6th Edition

Autor: Robert M. Koerner
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1462882900
File Size: 56,55 MB
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Following the structure of previous editions, Volume 1 of this Sixth Edition proceeds through four individual chapters on geosynthetics, geotextiles, geogrids and geonets. Volume 2 continues with geomembranes, geosynthetic clay liners, geofoam and geocomposites. The two volumes must accompany one another. All are polymeric materials used for myriad applications in geotechnical, geoenvironmental, transportation, hydraulic and private development applications. The technology has become a worldwide enterprise with approximate $5B material sales in the 35-years since first being introduced. In addition to describing and illustrating the various materials; the most important test methods and design examples are included as pertains to specific application areas. This latest edition differs from previous ones in that sustainability is addressed throughout, new material variations are presented, new applications are included and references are updated accordingly. Each chapter includes problems for which a solutions manual is available.

Soil Strength And Slope Stability

Autor: J. Michael Duncan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118651650
File Size: 67,24 MB
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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.

Geotechnical Engineering

Autor: V.N.S. Murthy
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780824708733
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A must have reference for any engineer involved with foundations, piers, and retaining walls, this remarkably comprehensive volume illustrates soil characteristic concepts with examples that detail a wealth of practical considerations, It covers the latest developments in the design of drilled pier foundations and mechanically stabilized earth retaining wall and explores a pioneering approach for predicting the nonlinear behavior of laterally loaded long vertical and batter piles. As complete and authoritative as any volume on the subject, it discusses soil formation, index properties, and classification; soil permeability, seepage, and the effect of water on stress conditions; stresses due to surface loads; soil compressibility and consolidation; and shear strength characteristics of soils. While this book is a valuable teaching text for advanced students, it is one that the practicing engineer will continually be taking off the shelf long after school lets out. Just the quick reference it affords to a huge range of tests and the appendices filled with essential data, makes it an essential addition to an civil engineering library.

Geotechnical Aspects Of Landfill Design And Construction

Autor: Xuede Qian
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ISBN: 9780130125064
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Focuses on actual, state-of-the-art design/construction procedures as opposed to a discussion of solid waste management issues and to general descriptions and/or conceptual designs. Provides an integrated package of analytical tools, design equations, and step-by-step construction procedures for all elements of a landfill, giving the reader a better sense of the necessary site investigation, planning, analysis, and organization that go into a landfill design and construction project.The characteristics of landfill containment envelopes and their design/construction are treated in detail. Physico-chemical and engineering properties of solid waste that are relevant and important to landfill design and construction are tabulated and described. Includes explanation of how to evaluate and assess potential problems that affect landfill performance such as sideslope stability, settlement, containment effectiveness, and erosion control. Discusses vertical landfill expansion; how leachate moves across a liner or barrier under both advection and diffusion; compares the containment effectiveness of different liner systems to the combined advective-diffusive transport of dissolved leachate solutes. Includes a detailed explanation with numerical examples and calculations of how to design a gas collection and piping system in a landfill—including the collection and handling of condensate in the gas. Detailed installation and inspection guidelines are provided for both earthen and geosynthetic liner/cover systems—comparing the relative advantages and limitations of each. For professional training courses in Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering.

Seepage Drainage And Flow Nets

Autor: Harry R. Cedergren
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471180531
File Size: 75,14 MB
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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.

Soil Behaviour And Critical State Soil Mechanics

Autor: David Muir Wood
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521337823
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Soils can rarely be described as ideally elastic or perfectly plastic and yet simple elastic and plastic models form the basis for the most traditional geotechnical engineering calculations. With the advent of cheap powerful computers the possibility of performing analyses based on more realistic models has become widely available. One of the aims of this book is to describe the basic ingredients of a family of simple elastic-plastic models of soil behaviour and to demonstrate how such models can be used in numerical analyses. Such numerical analyses are often regarded as mysterious black boxes but a proper appreciation of their worth requires an understanding of the numerical models on which they are based. Though the models on which this book concentrates are simple, understanding of these will indicate the ways in which more sophisticated models will perform.

Ground Improvement Second Edition

Autor: Michael P. Moseley
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780203305201
File Size: 11,13 MB
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The increasing need to redevelop land in urban areas has led to major development in the field of ground improvement, a process that is continuing and expanding. Vibratory deep compaction and grouting techniques have also been increasingly applied to solving the problems of urban development, whether from tunnelling, excavation, building renovation or bearing capacity improvement and settlement reduction. The second edition of this well established book continues to provide an international overview of the major techniques in use. Comprehensively updated in line with recent developments, each chapter is written by an acknowledged expert in the field. Ground Improvements is written for geotechnical and civil engineers, and for contractors working in grouting, ground improvement, piling and environmental engineering.

Geotechnical And Geoenvironmental Engineering Handbook

Autor: R. K. Rowe
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9780792386131
File Size: 48,25 MB
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This handbook discusses, in one volume, a wide array of topics that have entered the mainstream of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering over the past two decades, while at the same time not losing sight of the more conventional aspects of the discipline. The topics covered range from conventional saturated soil mechanics to unsaturated soil behavior, rock mechanics, hydrogeology and geosynthetics. The book deals with pavements, shallow and deep foundations, embankments, slopes, retaining walls, buried structures, dynamics and earthquakes, contaminant transport, groundwater monitoring, and the containment, treatment and remediation of contaminated sites. Risk assessment and risk-based management for both geotechnical and geoenvironmental applications are discussed. The book is intended as a handbook both for individuals requiring an introduction to a given topic and practitioners and researchers already knowledgeable in the field but seeking a quick reference to refresh their memory regarding the most recent techniques and guidance to other places to look for more information. The various chapters of the book have been extensively cross-referenced to assist the reader who opens the book at the section most relevant to their current needs in finding other relevant material in this book. The 50 contributors to the 30 chapters of the book are all recognized experts in their field - from industry and the academic world.

Reliability And Statistics In Geotechnical Engineering

Autor: Gregory B. Baecher
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470871253
File Size: 30,97 MB
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Risk and reliability analysis is an area of growing importance in geotechnical engineering, where many variables have to be considered. Statistics, reliability modeling and engineering judgement are employed together to develop risk and decision analyses for civil engineering systems. The resulting engineering models are used to make probabilistic predictions, which are applied to geotechnical problems. Reliability & Statistics in Geotechnical Engineering comprehensively covers the subject of risk and reliability in both practical and research terms * Includes extensive use of case studies * Presents topics not covered elsewhere--spatial variability and stochastic properties of geological materials * No comparable texts available Practicing engineers will find this an essential resource as will graduates in geotechnical engineering programmes.