Excavations and Foundations in Soft Soils

Author: Oliver Reul
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540328955
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The book reviews recent developments and research results on excavations and foundations found in and on soft soil deposits. It gives an overview of the material properties of soft soils and offers new foundation improvement techniques in road and railways. It also examines different types of foundations and stabilization methods. The book will serve both practicing and research engineers in the field of geotechnical engineering.

Deep and Underground Excavations

Author: Fulvio Tonon
Publisher: ASCE Publications
ISBN: 9780784473467
Format: PDF, Docs
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"Hosted by Tongji University, Shanghai Society of Civil Engineering, China, Chinese Institution of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, China; In cooperation with Alaska University Transportation Center, USA ... [et al.]."

Soft Soil Engineering

Author: A.K.L. Kwong
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9789026518669
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This volume contains seven keynote lectures and over 100 technical contributions by scientists, researchers, engineers and students from more than 25 countries and regions worldwide on the subject of soft soil engineering.

Pile Foundations in Engineering Practice

Author: Shamsher Prakash
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471616535
Format: PDF, Docs
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This is a concise, systematic and complete treatment of the design and construction of pile foundations. Discusses pile behavior under various loadings and types of piles and their installation, including consideration of soil parameters. It provides step-by-step design procedures for piles subject to vertical loading and pullout, lateral, inclined and eccentric loads, or dynamic loads, and for piles in permafrost. Also describes load test procedures and their interpretation and buckling of long, slender piles with and without supported length. The closing chapter presents case histories of prediction and performance of piles and pile groups. Includes numerous solved problems.

Thermal Analysis Construction and Monitoring Methods for Frozen Ground

Author: David C. Esch
Publisher: ASCE Publications
ISBN: 9780784475485
Format: PDF
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Sponsored by the Technical Council on Cold Regions Engineering of ASCE. This TCCRE Monograph contains 13 papers presenting the latest in design theory and engineering practice for analyzing, constructing, and monitoring foundation soils affected by permafrost; controlling frost heave of soils; and using artificial freezing methods for stabilizing soft or wet soils to permit excavation for foundations. The design methods, views, and practices of 20 experts in the field of frozen ground engineering are represented in this book. Topics include: Ground temperature and temperature observations; Active and passive ground freezing and thawing techniques; Soil thermal properties and analytical prediction methods; Special construction methods and case histories; and Climate change forecasts and trends. Geotechnical engineers involved in cold region engineering or in the use of freezing techniques to stabilize soils, as well as other any engineers or scientists interested in the prediction of heat transfer in soils will benefit from this publication.

Soft Soil Engineering

Author: Dave H. Chan
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781439833926
Format: PDF
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Soft soils present particular challenges to engineers and an understanding of the specific characteristics of these soils is indispensable. Laboratory techniques such as numerical modelling, theoretical analysis and constitutive modelling give new insights into soft soil material behaviour, while large-scale testing in the field provides important information in areas such as slope stability and soft soil improvements. This collection of papers from the Fourth International Conference on Soft Soil Engineering, Vancouver, 2006, presents an international appraisal of current research and new advances in engineering practices, illustrating the theory with relevant case studies. Geotechnical professionals, engineers, academics and researchers working in the areas of soft ground engineering and soft soil engineering will find this a valuable book.

Embankments on Organic Soils

Author: J. Hartlén
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080530819
Format: PDF, Kindle
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More and more civil engineering constructions are being built on soft soils. As areas with better foundations are used up the necessity to be able to build structures on soft soils increases. The most troublesome of soft soils are organic soils due mainly to their high compressibility (much higher than in mineral soils), and also their very low shear strength. The large diversity of organic soils with respect to their origin as well as their properties make classification, testing, and engineering prediction of behaviour, very difficult. For this reason, engineers try, in general, to avoid constructing on deep layers of organic soils. If forced, by necessity, to do so, they manage with light structures e.g. embankments or low buildings. The authors of this book have been involved in a joint research project on the testing of embankments on organic soils. This was carried out in the North-Western part of Poland by the Swedish Geotechnical Institute and the Department of Geotechnics of Warsaw Agricultural University. The results of their research is presented in this new book and provides a valuable insight into this growing area in the field of engineering geology.

Foundation Engineering Handbook

Author: Hsai-Yang Fang
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1475752717
Format: PDF
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More than ten years have passed since the first edition was published. During that period there have been a substantial number of changes in geotechnical engineering, especially in the applications of foundation engineering. As the world population increases, more land is needed and many soil deposits previously deemed unsuitable for residential housing or other construction projects are now being used. Such areas include problematic soil regions, mining subsidence areas, and sanitary landfills. To overcome the problems associated with these natural or man-made soil deposits, new and improved methods of analysis, design, and implementation are needed in foundation construction. As society develops and living standards rise, tall buildings, transportation facilities, and industrial complexes are increasingly being built. Because of the heavy design loads and the complicated environments, the traditional design concepts, construction materials, methods, and equipment also need improvement. Further, recent energy and material shortages have caused additional burdens on the engineering profession and brought about the need to seek alternative or cost-saving methods for foundation design and construction.

Foundation Engineering

Author: S. Hansbo
Publisher: Newnes
ISBN: 0444598375
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The object of this book is to shed light on the most important design aspects encountered in foundation engineering and to present basic design principles representative of the developed part of the world. Modern geotechnical investigation methods and their interpretation are exemplified. The philosophy of the new European code for geotechnical design is presented. The most important and practical aspects of ground modification techniques are included. This book can be used as a textbook for senior undergraduate and graduate students. It can also serve as a combined text- and handbook for professional engineers working in the field of geotechnical engineering. Line drawings and photographs accompany the text.