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Forensic Geotechnical Engineering
09/14/2015
by V.V.S. Rao ISBN: 9788132223764 ISBN-13: 9788132223764
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Forensic Geotechnical Engineering In this edited volume on advances in forensic geotechnical engineering, a number of technical contributions by experts and professionals in this area are included. The work is the outcome of deliberations at various conferences in the area conducted by Prof. G.L. Sivakumar Babu and Dr. V.V.S. Rao as secretary and Chairman of Technical Committee on Forensic Geotechnical Engineering of International Society for Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering (ISSMGE). This volume contains papers on topics such as guidelines, evidence/data collection, distress characterization, use of diagnostic tests (laboratory and field tests), back analysis, failure hypothesis formulation, role of instrumentation and sensor-based technologies, risk analysis, technical shortcomings. This volume will prove useful to researchers and practitioners alike. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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Geotechnical Engineering Design
06/02/2015
by Ming Xiao ISBN: 9780470632239 ISBN-13: 9780470632239
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Geotechnical Engineering Design An accessible, clear, concise, and contemporary course in geotechnical engineering design.
* covers the major in geotechnical engineering
* packed with self-test problems and projects with an on-line detailed solutions manual
* presents the state-of-the-art field practice
* covers both Eurocode 7 and ASTM standards (for the US)
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Perspectives on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering: In Honour of Prof. Kenji Ishihara Perspectives on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering
04/27/2015
by Atilla Ansal ISBN: 9783319107851 ISBN-13: 9783319107851
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Perspectives on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering: In Honour of Prof. Kenji Ishihara
Perspectives on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering This book offers a broad perspective on important topics in earthquake geotechnical engineering and gives specialists and those that are involved with research and application a more comprehensive understanding about the various topics. Consisting of eighteen chapters written by authors from the most seismic active regions of the world, such as USA, Japan, Canada, Chile, Italy, Greece, Portugal, Taiwan, and Turkey, the book reflects different views concerning how to assess and minimize earthquake damage. The authors, a prominent group of specialists in the field of earthquake geotechnical engineering, are the invited lecturers of the International Conference on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering from Case History to Practice in the honour of Professor Kenji Ishihara held in Istanbul, Turkey during 17-19 June 2013. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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Current Progress in Tectonics
03/23/2015
by Agnes Nolan ISBN: 9781632391414 ISBN-13: 9781632391414
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Current Progress in Tectonics Tectonics is concerned with the large-scale processes which affect the structure of the earth's crust. This book focuses on distinct characteristics of tectonic researches, primarily on modern geodynamic procedures. A combination of existing and new works, along with novel outcomes and interpretations, has been elucidated in this book for diverse tectonic settings. The book provides updated content on descriptive geological-geophysical investigations, which can help readers to comprehend the essence of mechanisms of distinct tectonic processes more vividly. Descriptive procedures in axes of slow-spreading mid-ocean ridges with an example of central part of Mid-Atlantic Ridge and in continental collision zones are some of the general problems of tectonics that have been presented in this book. Composition of sedimentary basins has been analyzed with examples of Niger Delta, Mesozoic and Cenozoic basins of the Alpine margin (Tunisia), and Triassic Cuyana Basin (Argentina). Neotectonic procedures in Morocco and Turkey have been evaluated; tectonic evolution of the southern margin of Laurasia in the Paleozoic has been discussed about; and interconnection of western Troms-Lofoten and the Lewisian complexes in the Middle Paleoproterozoic has also been elucidated. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics
03/14/2015
by Agnes Nolan ISBN: 9781632382146 ISBN-13: 9781632382146
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Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics Various aspects of geotechnical earthquake engineering and soil dynamics are highlighted in this all-inclusive book. The current progress in the field of earthquake engineering has been discussed with primary focus on the seismic safety of dams and underground monuments, Bryan's effect, and the mitigation plans against landslide and fire whirlwind. The book discusses various interesting researches that have been contributed by researchers and experts from many countries. The researches presented in this book will be helpful for graduates, researchers and scientists working in these areas of structural and earthquake engineering. It will also be of significance to civil engineers working on building and reconstruction of structures such as dams, buildings, roads and others. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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Bifurcation and Degradation of Geomaterials in the New Millennium: Proceedings of the 10th International Workshop on Bifurcation and Degradation in Geomaterials Bifurcation and Degradation of Geomaterials in the New Millennium
02/14/2015
by Kam-Tim Chau, Jidong Zhao ISBN: 9783319135052 ISBN-13: 9783319135052
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Bifurcation and Degradation of Geomaterials in the New Millennium: Proceedings of the 10th International Workshop on Bifurcation and Degradation in Geomaterials
Bifurcation and Degradation of Geomaterials in the New Millennium This book contains contributions to the 10th International Workshop on Bifurcation and Degradation in Geomaterials held in Hong Kong, May 28-30, 2014. This event marks the silver Jubilee anniversary of an international conference series dedicated to the research on localization, instability, degradation and failure of geomaterials since 1988 when its first workshop was organized in Germany. This volume of book collects the latest progresses and state-of-the-art research from top researchers around the world, and covers topics including multiscale modeling, experimental characterization and theoretical analysis of various instability and degradation phenomena in geomaterials as well as their relevance to contemporary issues in engineering practice. This book can be used as a useful reference for research students, academics and practicing engineers who are interested in the instability and degradation problems in geomechanics and geotechnical engineering. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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Risk and Reliability in Geotechnical Engineering
01/05/2015
by Kok-Kwang Phoon ISBN: 9781482227215 ISBN-13: 9781482227215
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Risk and Reliability in Geotechnical Engineering Reliability-based design is relatively well established in structural design. Its use is less mature in geotechnical design, but there is a steady progression towards reliability-based design as seen in the inclusion of a new Annex D on "Reliability of Geotechnical Structures" in the third edition of ISO 2394. Reliability-based design can be viewed as a simplified form of risk-based design where different consequences of failure are implicitly covered by the adoption of different target reliability indices. Explicit risk management methodologies are required for large geotechnical systems where soil and loading conditions are too varied to be conveniently slotted into a few reliability classes (typically three) and an associated simple discrete tier of target reliability indices. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering
01/01/2015
by Braja M. Das, Siva Sivakugan ISBN: 9781305257320 ISBN-13: 9781305257320
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Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering Written in a concise, easy-to understand manner, INTRODUCTION TO GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING, 2e, presents intensive research and observation in the field and lab that have improved the science of foundation design. Now providing both U.S. and SI units, this non-calculus-based book is designed for courses in civil engineering technology programs where soil mechanics and foundation engineering are combined into one course. It is also a useful reference tool for civil engineering practitioners.Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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Geotechnical Engineering of Dams
2nd Edition   12/24/2014
by Robin Fell, Patrick MacGregor, David Stapledon, Graeme Bell ISBN: 9781138000087 ISBN-13: 9781138000087
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Geotechnical Engineering of Dams This book 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 emphasis is on embankment dams, but much of the text, particularly those parts related to geology, can be used for concrete gravity and arch dams. The book aims to provide practising dam engineers and geologists with a practical approach, as well as to give university students an insight into the subject of dam engineering. The theoretical basis upon which design methods have been developed is included so readers develop a proper understanding of the limitations of the methods. All phases of investigation, design and construction are covered, from the initial assessment of a damsite and the development and carrying out of a detailed 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 chapter on the assessment of the likelihood of failure of dams by internal erosion and piping. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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Technology and Practice in Geotechnical Engineering
09/30/2014
by Joseph Adeyeri ISBN: 9781466665057 ISBN-13: 9781466665057
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Behavior of Pipe Piles in Sand
09/28/2014
by Magued Iskander ISBN: 9783642422430 ISBN-13: 9783642422430
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Bio- and Chemo- Mechanical Processes in Geotechnical Engineering
08/18/2014
by Lyesse Laloui ISBN: 9780727760531 ISBN-13: 9780727760531
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Advanced Geotechnical Engineering: Soil-Structure Interaction using Computer and Material Models Advanced Geotechnical Engineering: Soil-Structure Interaction using Computer and Material Models
12/03/2013
by Chandrakant S. Desai, Musharraf Zaman ISBN: 9781466515604 ISBN-13: 9781466515604
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Advanced Geotechnical Engineering: Soil-Structure Interaction using Computer and Material Models
Advanced Geotechnical Engineering: Soil-Structure Interaction using Computer and Material Models Soil-structure interaction is an area of major importance in geotechnical engineering and geomechanics Advanced Geotechnical Engineering: Soil-Structure Interaction using Computer and Material Models covers computer and analytical methods for a number of geotechnical problems. It introduces the main factors important to the application of computer methods and constitutive models with emphasis on the behavior of soils, rocks, interfaces, and joints, vital for reliable and accurate solutions.
This book presents finite element (FE), finite difference (FD), and analytical methods and their applications by using computers, in conjunction with the use of appropriate constitutive models; they can provide realistic solutions for soil–structure problems. A part of this book is devoted to solving practical problems using hand calculations in addition to the use of computer methods. The book also introduces commercial computer codes as well as computer codes developed by the authors.
* Uses simplified constitutive models such as linear and nonlinear elastic for resistance-displacement response in 1-D problems
* Uses advanced constitutive models such as elasticplastic, continued yield plasticity and DSC for microstructural changes leading to microcracking, failure and liquefaction
* Delves into the FE and FD methods for problems that are idealized as two-dimensional (2-D) and three-dimensional (3-D)
* Covers the application for 3-D FE methods and an approximate procedure called multicomponent methods
* Includes the application to a number of problems such as dams , slopes, piles, retaining (reinforced earth) structures, tunnels, pavements, seepage, consolidation, involving field measurements, shake table, and centrifuge tests.
* Discusses the effect of interface response on the behavior of geotechnical systems and liquefaction (considered as a microstructural instability)
This text is useful to practitioners, students, teachers, and researchers who have backgrounds in geotechnical, structural engineering, and basic mechanics courses. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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Advanced Soil Mechanics
Fourth Edition   10/28/2013
by Braja M. Das ISBN: 9780415506656 ISBN-13: 9780415506656
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Advanced Soil Mechanics What’s New in the Fourth Edition:
The fourth edition further examines the relationships between the maximum and minimum void ratios of granular soils and adds the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) soil classification system. It summarizes soil compaction procedures and Proctor compaction tests. It introduces new sections on vertical stress due to a line load of finite length, vertical stress in Westergaard material due to point load, line load of finite length, circularly loaded area, and rectangularly loaded area. The text discusses the fundamental concepts of compaction of clay soil for the construction of clay liners in waste disposal sites as they relate to permeability and adds new empirical correlations for overconsolidation ratio and compression index for clay soils. It provides additional information on the components affecting friction angle of granular soils, drained failure envelopes, and secant residual friction angles of clay and clay shale.
* Contains 11 chapters
* Provides new example problems
* Includes SI units throughout the text
* Uses a methodical approach

The author adds new correlations between field vane shear strength, preconsolidation pressure, and overconsolidation ratio of clay soils. He also revises and expands information on elastic settlement of shallow foundations, adds a precompression with sand grains, and presents the parameters required for the calculation of stress at the interface of a three-layered flexible system.
An ideal resource for beginning graduate students, the fourth edition of Advanced Soil Mechanics further develops the basic concepts taught in undergraduate study by presenting a solid foundation of the fundamentals of soil mechanics.
This book is suitable for students taking an introductory graduate course, and it can also be used as a reference for practicing professionals. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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Geotechnical Engineering: Unsaturated and Saturated Soils
10/07/2013
by Jean-Louis Briaud ISBN: 9780470948569 ISBN-13: 9780470948569
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Geotechnical Engineering: Unsaturated and Saturated Soils 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. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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Principles of Geotechnical Engineering
8th Edition   1/1/2013
Braja M. Das, Khaled Sobhan ISBN: 9781133108665 ISBN-13: 9781133108665
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Principles of Geotechnical Engineering Braja M. Das' PRINCIPLES OF GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING provides civil engineering students and professionals with an overview of soil properties and mechanics, combined with a study of field practices and basic soil engineering procedures. Through three editions, this book has distinguished itself by its exceptionally clear theoretical explanations, realistic worked examples, thorough discussions of field testing methods, and extensive problem sets - making this book a leader in its field. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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Rock Mechanics: An Introduction
1/8/2013
by N. Sivakugan, S. K. Shukla, Braja M. Das ISBN: 9780415809238 ISBN-13: 9780415809238
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Rock Mechanics: An Introduction An understanding of rock mechanics is fundamental to a number of civil engineering applications, including tunneling, foundation engineering, slope stabilization and petroleum engineering. Giving you coverage of all the most commonly studied areas of rock mechanics, this book is the ideal introduction to the subject. Outlining the basis of Rock Mechanics and the relevant aspects of Engineering Geology, this book is an ideal starting point for advanced undergraduates and masters students focusing on geotechnical, geological or petroleum engineering. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering
2nd Edition   8/6/2012
by Robert Day ISBN: 9780071792387 ISBN-13: 9780071792387
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Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering The latest methods for designing seismically sound structures
Fully updated for the 2012 International Building Code, Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering Handbook, Second Edition discusses basic earthquake principles, common earthquake effects, and typical structural damage caused by seismic shaking.
Earthquake computations for conditions commonly encountered by design engineers, such as liquefaction, settlement, bearing capacity, and slope stability, are included. Site improvement methods that can be used to mitigate the effects of earthquakes on structures are also described in this practical, comprehensive guide.
Coverage includes:
  • Basic earthquake principles
  • Common earthquake effects
  • Earthquake structural damage
  • Site investigation for geotechnical earthquake engineering
  • Liquefaction
  • Earthquake-induced settlement
  • Bearing capacity analyses for earthquakes
  • Slope stability analyses for earthquakes
  • Retaining wall analyses for earthquakes
  • Other geotechnical earthquake engineering analyses
  • Grading and other soil improvement methods
  • Foundation alternatives to mitigate earthquake effects
  • Earthquake provisions in building codes
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  • Soil Mechanics Laboratory Manual
    8th Edition   6/1/2012
    by Braja M. Das ISBN: 9780199846375 ISBN-13: 9780199846375
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    Soil Mechanics Laboratory Manual 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. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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    How to Land a Top-Paying Geotechnical engineering technicians Job
    5/21/2012
    by Wayne Duncan ISBN: 9781486116294 ISBN-13: 9781486116294
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    How to Land a Top-Paying Geotechnical engineering technicians Job For the first time, a book exists that compiles all the information candidates need to apply for their first Geotechnical engineering technicians job, or to apply for a better job. What you'll find especially helpful are the worksheets. It is so much easier to write about a work experience using these outlines. It ensures that the narrative will follow a logical structure and reminds you not to leave out the most important points. With this book, you'll be able to revise your application into a much stronger document, be much better prepared and a step ahead for the next opportunity. The book comes filled with useful cheat sheets. It helps you get your career organized in a tidy, presentable fashion. It also will inspire you to produce some attention-grabbing cover letters that convey your skills persuasively and attractively in your application packets. After studying it, too, you'll be prepared for interviews, or you will be after you conducted the practice sessions where someone sits and asks you potential questions. It makes you think on your feet! This book makes a world of difference in helping you stay away from vague and long-winded answers and you will be finally able to connect with prospective employers, including the one that will actually hire you. This book successfully challenges conventional job search wisdom and doesn't load you with useful but obvious suggestions ('don't forget to wear a nice suit to your interview,' for example). Instead, it deliberately challenges conventional job search wisdom, and in so doing, offers radical but inspired suggestions for success. Think that 'companies approach hiring with common sense, logic, and good business acumen and consistency?' Think that 'the most qualified candidate gets the job?' Think again! Time and again it is proven that finding a job is a highly subjective business filled with innumerable variables. The triumphant jobseeker is the one who not only recognizes these inconsistencies and but also uses them to his advantage. Not sure how to do this? Don't worry-How to Land a Top-Paying Geotechnical engineering technicians Job guides the way. Highly recommended to any harried Geotechnical engineering technicians jobseeker, whether you want to work for the government or a company. You'll plan on using it again in your efforts to move up in the world for an even better position down the road. This book offers excellent, insightful advice for everyone from entry-level to senior professionals. None of the other such career guides compare with this one. It stands out because it: 1) explains how the people doing the hiring think, so that you can win them over on paper and then in your interview; 2) has an engaging, reader-friendly style; 3) explains every step of the job-hunting process - from little-known ways for finding openings to getting ahead on the job. This book covers everything. Whether you are trying to get your first Geotechnical engineering technicians Job or move up in the system, get this book.
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    Geotechnical Applications for Earthquake Engineering
    4/30/2012
    by T. G. Sitharam ISBN: 9781466609150 ISBN-13: 9781466609150
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    Geotechnical Applications for Earthquake Engineering Disaster preparedness and response management is a burgeoning field of technological research, and staying abreast of the latest developments within the field is a difficult task. Geotechnical Applications for Earthquake Engineering: Research Advancements has collected chapters from experts from around the world in a variety of applications, frameworks, and methodologies, and prepared them in a form that serves as a handy reference and research guide to practitioners and academics alike. By protecting society with earthquake engineering, the latest research can make the world a safer place. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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    Geotechnical Engineers Portable Handbook
    2nd Edition (eBook 112 MB)   3/12/2012
    by Robert Day ISBN: 9780071789721 ISBN-13: 9780071789721
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    Geotechnical Engineers Portable Handbook Instant access to the latest geotechnical engineering data
    Fully updated to include the 2012 International Building Code (IBC), Geotechnical Engineer's Portable Handbook, Second Edition, features a wealth of on-the-job geotechnical and construction-related information in a convenient, quick-reference format. This practical resource is filled with essential data, formulas, and guidelines you can access right away. Detailed tables, charts, graphs, and illustrations are included throughout the book for ease of use in the field.
    Coverage includes:
  • Field exploration
  • Laboratory testing
  • Soil and rock classification
  • Phase relationships
  • Effective stress and stress distribution
  • Shear strength
  • Permeability and seepage
  • Settlement analyses
  • Bearing capacity analyses
  • Pavement and pipeline design
  • Expansive soil
  • Slope stability
  • Earthquake analyses
  • Erosion analyses
  • Retaining walls
  • Deterioration
  • Foundations
  • Grading and other site improvement methods
  • Groundwater and percolation tests
  • Excavation, underpinning, and field load tests
  • Geosynthetics
  • Instrumentation
  • International Building Code Regulations for soils
  • International Building Code Regulations for foundations
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    Laboratory Testing of Soils, Rocks, and Aggregates
    7/28/2011
    by N. Sivakugan, Myint-Win Bo, A. Arulrajah ISBN: 9781604270471 ISBN-13: 9781604270471
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    Offshore Geotechnical Engineering
    May 2011
    by Mark Randolph, Susan Gourvenec ISBN: 0415477441 ISBN-13: 9780415477444
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    Offshore Geotechnical Engineering Design practice in offshore geotechnical engineering has grown out of onshore practice, but the two application areas have tended to diverge over the last thirty years, driven partly by the scale of the foundation and anchoring elements used offshore, and partly by fundamental differences in construction and installation techniques. As a consequence offshore geotechnical engineering has grown as a speciality.
    The structure of Offshore Geotechnical Engineering follows a pattern that mimics the flow of a typical offshore project. In the early chapters it provides a brief overview of the marine environment, offshore site investigation techniques and interpretation of soil behaviour. It proceeds to cover geotechnical design of piled foundations, shallow foundations and anchoring systems. Three topics are then covered which require a more multi-disciplinary approach: the design of mobile drilling rigs, pipelines and geohazards.
    This book serves as a framework for undergraduate and postgraduate courses, and will appeal to professional engineers specialising in the offshore industry. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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    Forensic Geotechnical and Foundation Engineering
    2nd Edition   April 2011
    by Robert Day ISBN: 0071761330 ISBN-13: 9780071761338
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    Forensic Geotechnical and Foundation Engineering 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. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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    An Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering
    2nd Edition   November 2010
    by Robert D. Holtz, William D. Kovacs, Thomas C. Sheahan ISBN: 0132496348 ISBN-13: 9780132496346
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    An Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering An Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering offers a descriptive, elementary introduction to geotechnical engineering with applications to civil engineering practice.
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    Geotechnical Engineering in Residual Soils
    August 2010
    by Laurence D. Wesley ISBN: 0470644389 ISBN-13: 9780470644386
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    Geotechnical Engineering in Residual Soils Geotechnical Engineering in Residual Soils digs deep to help enrich the reader's knowledge on the subject of soils - in particular, residual soils - as they pertain to engineering. Appearing mostly in underdeveloped parts of the United States and tropical countries, these soils are playing an increasingly important role in building designs as construction encroaches into these areas. In recognition of this fact, this guide equips geotechnical engineers with essentials for learning the concepts and principles of residual soil behavior - and serves as a starting point to assist them in pursuing innovative engineering strategies for working effectively with residual soils. Geotechnical Engineering in Residual Soils:Introduces geotechnical engineers to those aspects of residual soil behavior that they ought to be aware of when undertaking projects in these soilsHighlights the mistaken interpretations of soil behavior that can result from the application to residual soils of traditional concepts derived from sedimentary soilsIncludes numerous lllustrations throughout, specifically addressing the unique properties of residual soilsIncludes coverage of special topics, such as the role of negative pore pressure above the water table, the influence of weather conditions on soil behavior, the properties of volcanic soils, and compaction of residual soilsIs Written by an author with more than thirty years of firsthand experience analyzing and designing for construction... Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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    INTELLIGENT MODELS in geotechnical engineering
    June 2010
    by Pijush Samui, T.G. Sitharam ISBN: 3838348761 ISBN-13: 9783838348766
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    INTELLIGENT MODELS in geotechnical engineering The objective of this book is to develop intelligent models [geostatistic, artificial neural network (ANN) and support vector machine(SVM)] to estimate corrected standard penetration test (SPT) value, Nc, in the three dimensional (3D) subsurface of Bangalore. The present book also highlights the capability of SVM over the developed geostatistic models (simple kriging, ordinary kriging and disjunctive kriging) and ANN models. Further in this book, liquefaction susceptibility is evaluated from Standard Penetration Test (SPT), Cone Penetration Test (CPT) and Shear Wave (Vs) data using ANN and SVM. In this book, an attempt has also been made to evaluate geotechnical site characterization by carrying out in situ tests using different in situ techniques such as CPT, SPT and multi channel analysis of surface wave (MASW) techniques. SVM model has been also adopted to determine over consolidation ratio (OCR) based on piezocone data. SVM model outperforms all the available methods for OCR prediction. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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    Geotechnical Engineering: Principles and Practices
    2nd Edition   April 2010
    by Donald P. Coduto, Man-chu Ronald Yeung, William A. Kitch ISBN: 0132368684 ISBN-13: 9780132368681
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    Geotechnical Engineering: Principles and Practices Geotechnical Engineering: Principles and Practices, 2/e, is ideal or junior-level soil mechanics or introductory geotechnical engineering courses. This introductory geotechnical engineering textbook explores both the principles of soil mechanics and their application to engineering practice. It offers a rigorous, yet accessible and easy-to-read approach, as well as technical depth and an emphasis on understanding the physical basis for soil behavior. The second edition has been revised to include updated content and many new problems and exercises, as well as to reflect feedback from reviewers and the authors' own experiences. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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    Principles of Foundation Engineering
    7th Edition   April 2010
    by Braja M. Das ISBN: 0495668125 ISBN-13: 9780495668121
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    Principles of Foundation Engineering Originally published in the fall of 1983, Braja M. Das' Seventh Edition of PRINCIPLES OF FOUNDATION ENGINEERING continues to maintain the careful balance of current research and practical field applications that has made it the leading text in foundation engineering courses. Featuring a wealth of worked-out examples and figures that help students with theory and problem-solving skills, the book introduces civil engineering students to the fundamental concepts and application of foundation analysis design. Throughout, Das emphasizes the judgment needed to properly apply the theories and analysis to the evaluation of soils and foundation design as well as the need for field experience. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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    Principles of Soil Dynamics
    2nd Edition   January 2010
    by Braja M. Das, G.V. Ramana ISBN: 0495411345 ISBN-13: 9780495411345
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    Principles of Soil Dynamics PRINCIPLES OF SOIL DYNAMICS is an unparalleled reference book designed for an introductory course on Soil Dynamics. Authors Braja M. Das, best selling authority on Geotechnical Engineering, and Ramana V. Gunturi, Dean of the Civil Engineering Department at the India Institute of Technology in New Delhi, present a well revised update of this already well established text. The primary focus of the book is on the applications of soil dynamics and not on the underlying principles. The material covered includes the fundamentals of soil dynamics, dynamic soil properties, foundation vibration, soil liquefaction, pile foundation and slope stability. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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    Principles of Geotechnical Engineering
    7th Edition   September 2009
    by Braja M. Das ISBN: 0495411329 ISBN-13: 9780495411321
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    Principles of Geotechnical Engineering Intended as an introductory text in soil mechanics, the seventh edition of Das, PRINCIPLES OF GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING offers an overview of soil properties and mechanics together with coverage of field practices and basic engineering procedure. PRINCIPLES OF GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING contains more figures and worked out problems than any other text on the market and provides the background information needed to support study in later design-oriented courses or in professional practice. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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    Geology: Basics for Engineers
    August 2009
    by Aurele Parriaux (Editor) ISBN: 0415461650 ISBN-13: 9780415461658
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    Geology: Basics for Engineers Geology - Basics for Engineers presents the physical and chemical characteristics of the Earth, the nature and the properties of rocks and unconsolidated deposits/sediments, the action of water, how the earth is transformed by various phenomena at different scales of time and space. The book shows the engineer how to take geological conditions into account in his projects, and how to exploit a wide range of natural resources in an intelligent way, reduce geological hazards, and manage subsurface pollution. Through a problem-based-learning approach, this instructional text imparts knowledge and practical experience to engineering students (undergraduate and graduate level), as well as to experts in the fields of civil engineering, environmental engineering, earth sciences, architecture, land and urban planning.
    The DVD that supplements the book contains solutions to the problems and animations that show additional facets of the living Earth.
    *The original French edition of the book (2007) won the prestigious Roberval Prize, an international contest organized by the University of Technology of Compiegne in collaboration with the General Council of Oise, France. Geology, Basics for Engineers, was selected out of a total of 110 candidates.The jury praised the book as a "very well conceived teaching textbook" and underscored its highly didactic nature, as well as the excellent quality of its illustrations. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).

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    Fundamentals of Soil Mechanics for Sedimentary and Residual Soils
    August 2009
    by Laurence D. Wesley, Wesley ISBN: 0470376260 ISBN-13: 9780470376263
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    Fundamentals of Soil Mechanics for Sedimentary and Residual Soils Introducing the first integrated coverage of sedimentary and residual soil engineering.
    Despite its prevalence in under-developed parts of the United States and most tropical and sub-tropical countries, residual soil is often characterized as a mere extension of conventional soil mechanics in many textbooks. Now, with the rapid growth of construction in these regions, it is essential to gain a fuller understanding of residual soils and their properties - one that's based on an integrated approach to the study of residual and sedimentary soils. One text puts this understanding well within reach: Fundamentals of Soil Mechanics for Sedimentary and Residual Soils.
    The first resource to provide equal treatment of both residual and sedimentary soils and their unique engineering properties, this skill-building guide offers:
  • A concise introduction to basic soil mechanics, stress-strain behavior, testing, and design
  • In-depth coverage that spans the full scope of soil engineering, from bearing capacity and foundation design to the stability of slopes
  • A focus on concepts and principles rather than methods, helping you avoid idealized versions of soil behavior and maintain a design approach that is consistent with real soils of the natural world
  • An abundance of worked problems throughout, demonstrating in some cases that conventional design techniques applicable to sedimentary soils are not valid for residual soils
  • Numerous end-of-chapter exercises supported by an online solutions manual
  • Full chapter-ending references
  • Taken together, Fundamentals of Soil Mechanics for Sedimentary and Residual Soils is a comprehensive, balanced soil engineering sourcebook that will prove indispensable for practitioners and students in civil engineering, geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, and geology. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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    Shallow Foundations: Bearing Capacity and Settlement
    2nd Edition   February 2009
    by Braja M. Das ISBN: 1420070061 ISBN-13: 9781420070064
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    Shallow Foundations: Bearing Capacity and Settlement Considered the standard engineering reference on shallow foundations, this edition strengthens that position. Completely reworked and written by one of the top men in the field, it covers all the latest developments and approaches. Equally valuable to researchers and designers as it is to engineering students, this resource updates data and provides revised theories on the ultimate and allowable bearing capacities of shallow foundations. It adds refinements to a number of unique circumstances such as foundations on soil with geogrid reinforcement as well as bearing capacity relationships for shallow foundations subjected to eccentric and inclined loads. It also covers advances in reinforcement materials. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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    Soil Mechanics Laboratory Manual
    7th Edition   October 2008
    by Braja M Das ISBN: 0195367596 ISBN-13: 9780195367591
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    Soil Mechanics Laboratory Manual Soil Mechanics Laboratory Manual is the market-leading manual for junior-level soil mechanics/geotechnical engineering laboratory courses. It teaches students the essential properties of soils and their behavior under stress and strain and provides clear, step-by-step explanations for conducting typical soil tests. The careful explanations of laboratory procedures help foster students' independence, reduce errors, and improve safety. Written by Braja M. Das, respected author of acclaimed texts in geotechnical and foundation engineering, this manual also provides a detailed discussion of the AASHTO Classification System and the Unified Soil Classification System.
    This seventh edition is enhanced by five appendices, including the newly added Appendix E that contains semi-log and linear duplicate graph paper.
    Features:
    Comprehensive selection of class-tested labs New photograph program to better illustrate textual material Includes sample calculations and graphs relevant to each laboratory test Includes blank, perforated data sheets (accompanying each test) for ease-of-use in the laboratory and teaching simple, best-practice report preparation Provides references and five useful appendices: Appendix A: Weight-Volume Relationships Appendix B: Conversion Factors Appendix C: Data Sheets for Laboratory Experiments Appendix D: Data Sheets for Preparation of Laboratory Reports Appendix E: Semi-log and Linear Duplicate Graph Paper
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    Risk Assessment in Geotechnical Engineering
    September 2008
    by Gordon A. Fenton, D. V. Griffiths ISBN: 0470178205 ISBN-13: 9780470178201
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    Risk Assessment in Geotechnical Engineering NEW PROBABILISTIC APPROACHES FOR REALISTIC RISK ASSESSMENT IN GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING.
    This text presents a thorough examination of the theories and methodologies available for risk assessment in geotechnical engineering, spanning the full range from established single-variable and "first order" methods to the most recent, advanced numerical developments. In response to the growing application of LRFD methodologies in geotechnical design, coupled with increased demand for risk assessments from clients ranging from regulatory agencies to insurance companies, authors Fenton and Griffiths have introduced an innovative reliability-based risk assessment method, the Random Finite Element Method (RFEM). The authors have spent more than fifteen years developing this statistically based method for modeling the real spatial variability of soils and rocks. As demonstrated in the book, RFEM performs better in real-world applications than traditional risk assessment tools that do not properly account for the spatial variability of geomaterials.
    This text is divided into two parts:
  • Part One, Theory, explains the theory underlying risk assessment methods in geotechnical engineering. This part's seven chapters feature more than 100 worked examples, enabling you to develop a detailed understanding of the methods.
  • Part Two, Practice, demonstrates how to use advanced probabilistic tools for several classical geotechnical engineering applications. Working with the RFEM, the authors show how to assess risk in problems familiar to all geotechnical engineers.
  • All the programs used for the geotechnical applications discussed in Part Two may be downloaded from the authors' Web site at www.engmath.dal.ca/rfem/ at no charge, enabling you to duplicate the authors' results and experiment with your own data. In short, you get all the theory and practical guidance you need to apply the most advanced probabilistic approaches for managing uncertainty in geotechnical design. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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    Six-Minute Solutions for Civil PE Exam Geotechnical Problems
    2nd Edition   April 2008
    by Bruce A. Wolle MSE, PE ISBN: 1591261414 ISBN-13: 9781591261414
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    Limit Analysis and Soil Plasticity
    December 2007
    by Wai-Fah Chen ISBN: 1932159738 ISBN-13: 9781932159738
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    Limit Analysis and Soil Plasticity Devoted to the theory and applications of limit analysis as applied to soil mechanics, this text also contains information on soil plasticity and rock-like material such as concrete. The first part of the book describes the techniques of limit analysis in detail and are illustrated by many examples. The second part deals with the applications of limit analysis to "classical soil mechanics problems" and the third part presents advances on bearing capacity problems of concrete blocks or rock. The final part discusses the modern development of the theory of soil plasticity. Key Features: Presents two elastic-plastic soil models and one elastic-plastic-fracture model for concrete, Includes numerical results obtained by the finite element method along with limit analysis solutions, Presents the principles of limit analysis and the general techniques that can be used in deriving statically admissible stress fields and kinematically admissible velocity fields. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).

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    Probabilistic Methods in Geotechnical Engineering
    October 2007
    by D. V. Griffiths (Editor), G. A. Fenton (Editor) ISBN: 3211733655 ISBN-13: 9783211733653
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    Probabilistic Methods in Geotechnical Engineering Learn to use probabilistic techniques to solve problems in geotechnical engineering. The book reviews the statistical theories needed to develop the methodologies and interpret the results. Next, the authors explore probabilistic methods of analysis, such as the first order second moment method, the point estimate method, and random set theory. Examples and case histories guide you step by step in applying the techniques to particular problems. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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    Soils and Foundations
    7th Edition   May 2007
    by Cheng Liu, Jack Evett ISBN: 0132221381 ISBN-13: 9780132221382
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    Soils and Foundations Written in a clear, direct style, this practical book introduces readers to the essentials of soil mechanics and foundations. Major emphasis is given to design and practical applications, which are supported by basic theory. Now in its seventh edition, it includes new material on soil consistency, overconsolidated clay, degree of consolidation, vibroflotation and the settlement of sand. KEY TOPICS Chapter topics cover formation of natural soil deposits, engineering properties of soils, soil exploration, soil compaction and stabilization, water in soil, stress distribution in soil, consolidation of soil and settlement of structures, shear strength of soil, shallow foundations, pile foundations, drilled shaft foundations, lateral earth pressure, retaining structures, and stability analysis of slopes. For civil engineers, civil engineering technologists, and geotechnical engineers. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).

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    Geology for Engineers and Environmental Scientists
    3rd Edition   December 2005
    by Alan E. Kehew ISBN: 0131457306 ISBN-13: 9780131457300
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    Geology for Engineers and Environmental Scientists Provides readers with an introduction to geology with a focus on real-world applications. Case histories in nearly every chapter help emphasize the relationship between geology and engineering. Has a solid background in the basics of geology including mineralogy, igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks, structural geology and plate tectonics, weathering and erosion, rivers, coastlines, and glaciers. New material covers geologic resources, geologic hazards, and environmental challenges in the current century. A new overview covers the implications of population growth, the use and depletion of energy and water resources, the employment opportunities for geologists, potential effects of climate change. A useful reference for anyone in the fields of civil engineering or environmental/earth science. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).

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    Craigs Soil Mechanics
    7th Edition   April 2004
    by R.F.Craig, R.F.Pink ISBN: 0415327032 ISBN-13: 9780415327039
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    Craigs Soil Mechanics This seventh edition of Soil Mechanics, widely praised for its clarity, depth of explanation and extensive coverage, presents the fundamental principles of soil mechanics and illustrates how they are applied in practical situations. Worked examples throughout the book reinforce the explanations and a range of problems for the reader to solve provide further learning opportunities. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).

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    Engineering Geology: An Environmental Approach
    2nd Edition   August 1996
    by Perry H. Rahn ISBN: 0131774034 ISBN-13: 9780131774032
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    Engineering Geology: An Environmental Approach A classic reference to help engineers and other professionals understand geology and take it into account in their work.
    Describes the tools of engineering geology, including maps, aerial photographs and remote sensing. Explains geological processes, and how they relate to engineering. These include weathering, soli-forming, rock and soil mechanics, mass wasting, ground water and fluvial processes, and land subsidence. Includes specific coverage of coastal and earthquake-prone regions.
    For students of engineering geology, as well as professional civil and geological engineers with minimal geology background who need to understand how the basic tenets of geology apply to their fields. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).

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