Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering Handbook

Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering Handbook

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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.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 1160 pages
  • 183.9 x 230 x 51.05mm | 1,747g
  • Boston, MA, United States
  • English
  • figures, tables
  • 0792386132
  • 9780792386131

Table of contents

Preface. Dedication. List of Figures. List of Tables. List of Contributors. Basic Behavior and Site Characterization. 1. Introduction; R.K. Rowe. 2. Basic Soil Mechanics; P.V. Lade. 3. Engineering Properties of Soils and Typical Correlations; P.V. Lade. 4. Site Characterization; D.E. Becker. 5. Unsaturated Soil Mechanics and Property Assessment; D.G. Fredlund, et al. 6. Basic Rocks Mechanics and Testing; K.Y. Lo, A.M. Hefny. 7. Geosynthetics: Characteristics and Testing; R.M. Koerner, Y.G. Hsuan. 8. Seepage, Drainage and Dewatering; R.W. Loughney. Foundations and Pavements. 9. Shallow Foundations; J.C. Small. 10. Pile Foundations; H.G. Poulos. 11. Foundations on Rock; K.Y. Lo, A.M. Hefny. 12. Dynamics of Foundations; M.H. El Naggar. 13. Pavement Design; R. Haas, B.L. Rodway. Slope, Embankment and Wall Stability and Soil Improvement. 14. Slopes and Mass Movements; S. Leroueil, et al. 15. Soil Improvement; R.D. Holtz, et al. 16. Embankments Over Soft Soil and Peat; S. Leroueil, R.K. Rowe. 17. Earth Retaining Structures and Reinforced Slopes; R.J. Bathurst, C.J.F.P. Jones. Special Topics. 18. Buried Pipes and Culverts; I.D. Moore. 19. Trenchless Technology; G.W.E. Milligan, C.D.F. Rogers. 20. Cold Region Engineering; J.M. Konrad. 21. Earthquake Engineering; W.D.L. Finn. Geoenvironmental Engineering. 22. Geoenvironmental Problem Identification and Risk Management; M. Whittaker, et al. 23. Physicochemistry of Soils for Geoenvironmental Engineering; J.K. Mitchell. 24. Contaminant Hydrogeology; R.A. Schincariol, R.K. Rowe. 25. Barrier Systems; R.K. Rowe. 26. Geosynthetics in Liquid-Containing Structures; J.P. Giroud, R. Bonaparte. 27. Covers for Waste; R. Bonaparte, E.K. Yanful. 28. Monitoring of Contaminants and Consideration of Risk; E. McBean, et al. 29. In-situ Containment and Treatment of Contaminated Soil and Groundwater; D.J.A. Smyth, et al. 30. Management of Contaminated Soil in Engineering Construction; P. Lucia, et al. References. Index.
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