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- Publisher: Spon Press
- Format: Hardback | 228 pages
- Dimensions: 156mm x 234mm 566g
- Publication date: 26 November 1992
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 0751400734
- ISBN 13: 9780751400731
- Illustrations note: 147ill.
The last twenty-five years have seen considerable growth and development in the field of geotechnical contracting. There are few civil engineering and construction projects that do not incorporate the skills and expertise of the geotechnical engineer. Ground Improvement concentrates on the principal in situ mechanical and grouting techniques in use in Europe and North America for the improvement of the engineering properties of ground. A chapter is devoted to each major technique and reviews the history and development of the process, its applications and limitations, design concepts and the plant used. Each technique is illustrated by current case histories and supported by photographs and diagrams. Some of the techniques discussed are finding increasing use in the emerging field of environmental engineering.
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Table of contents
Vibro technique, M.P. Moseley; dynamic compaction, B.C. Slocombe; band drains, S. Hansbo; lime stabilization, B.B. Broms; chemical grouting, G.S. Littlejohn; compaction grouting, R. Rubright and J. Welsh; jet grouting, A.L. Bell; soil fracturing techniques for terminating settlements and restoring levels of buildings and structures, A.W. Raabe and K. Esters; in situ soil mixing, P.S. Toth.