geotechnical engineering Books

  • Unsaturated Soils: Experimental Studies

    Understanding the behaviour of unsaturated soils is becoming exclusively essential for geotechnical engineers and designers. This book includes the Proceedings of the International Conference 'From Experimental Evidence Towards Numerical Modeling of Unsaturated Soils' uniting researchers and practitioners in geotechnical engineering on a single ...

  • Unsaturated Soils: Numerical and Theoretical Approaches

    Understanding the behaviour of unsaturated soils is becoming exclusively essential for geotechnical engineers and designers. This book includes the Proceedings of the International Conference ISSMGE uniting researchers and practitioners in geotechnical engineering on a single platform and discussing the problems associated with unsaturated soils. ...

  • Probabilistic Methods in Geotechnical Engineering

    Soils and rocks are among the most variable of all engineering materials, and as such are highly amenable to a probabilistic treatment. The application of statistical and probabilistic concepts to geotechnical analysis is a rapidly growing area of interest for both academics and practitioners. The book is therefore aimed at students, researchers, ...

  • Plasticity and Geotechnics

    Plasticity and Geotechnics is the first attempt to summarize and present, in one volume, the major developments achieved to date in the field of plasticity theory for geotechnical materials and its applications to geotechnical analysis and design. The author believes that there is an urgent need for the geotechnical and solid mechanics community ...

  • Rock Classification Systems for Engineering Purposes

    Brings together in one volume discussions of the five major classification systems and procedures used to classify rock by engineering users. Also includes case studies in which rock classification is a critical factor. For engineering geologists; geotechnical ...

  • Unsaturated Soil Concepts and Their Application in Geotechnical Practice

    This collection contains contributions from leading researchers on the engineering behaviour of unsaturated soil. It includes contributions dealing with the measurement of suction, discussions about how pore-water affects the engineering behaviour of soils and the important role played by soil-water characteristic (water retention) curves. This ...

  • The SMP Concept-Based 3D Constitutive Models for Geomaterials

    The Cam-clay model is a fundamental constitutive model in soil mechanics, but is only suitable for normally consolidated clay under triaxial compression stress states. Integrating the Cam-clay model with the SMP criterion and extending it to sand and other geomaterials is a fundamental task in geotechnical engineering. This book introduces the SMP ...

  • Excavations and Foundations in Soft Soils

    The book reviews the experiences with, as well as recent developments and research results on excavations and foundations in and on soft soil deposits. Geotechnical design and execution of civil engineering structures on very soft soils are usually associated with substantial difficulties. The aim of the authors is to give the readers an overview ...

  • New Horizons in Earth Reinforcement: Book + CD-ROM

    Earth reinforcement techniques are used worldwide, providing dependable solutions to a wide range of geotechnical engineering problems. Well-established earth reinforcement technologies are regularly augmented by new materials, innovative construction techniques and advances in design and analysis. Furthermore, reinforced earth structures are ...

  • Geotechnical Engineering for Disaster Mitigation and Rehabilitation

    'Geotechnical Engineering for Disaster Mitigation and Rehabilitation' presents the latest developments and case studies in the field. All contributions to this proceedings were rigorously reviewed to cover the newest developments in disasters related to earthquakes, landslides and slopes, soil dynamics, risk assessment and management, disaster ...

  • Geotechnical Applications of Remote Sensing and Remote Data Transmission

    This book informs geotechnical engineers and related profession about the applications of new techniques in engineering investigation and monitoring programs: satellite imagery and data transmission by satellite or meteor trails. Papers include case studies of successful application of these techniques. ...

  • Dynamic and Transient Infinite Elements

    This monograph aims to provide a state-of-the-art theory and the application of dynamic and transient infinite elements for simulating the far fields of infinite domains involved in many of scientific and engineering problems, based on the author’s own work during the last two decades. While the theoretical aspects of either dynamic infinite ...

  • Dynamic Geotechnical Testing II

    Cyclic and dynamic testing of soils for geotechnical engineering purposes and centrifuge testing has emerged as a new tool for understanding soil behavior and dynamic soil-structure interaction. STP 1213 is an excellent reference document on these latest testing practices, and emerging technologies and provides additional information on measuring ...

  • Acoustic Emissions in Geotechnical Engineering Practice

    The Symposium on Acoustic Emissions in Geotechnical Engineering Practice was held 24 June 1981, during the June Committee Week of the American Society for Testing and Materials in Detroit, Michigan. ASTM Committee D18 on Soil and Rock for Engineering Purposes sponsored the symposium. V. P. Drnevich, University of Kentucky, and R. E. Gray, GAI ...

  • Acoustic Emission and Critical Phenomena: From Structural Mechanics to Geophysics

    Based on contributions from international experts, this book brings together the state-of-the-art information on topics ranging from the mechanics of materials to geophysics, and outlines the potential of the AE technique in terms of practical applications and theoretical developments. Divided into two parts, it covers Acoustic Emission and ...

  • The Coupled Theory of Mixtures in Geomechanics with Applications

    This book contains recent advances on theory of mixtures in geo-mechanics. It presents all the necessary material that is published and scattered in different journals. The book presents both basic principles and advanced topics. It includes a chapter on comparison of theoretical and experimental results. The first part of the book deals with the ...

  • Handbook of Slope Stabilisation

    This book is an engineering guide for design of slopes and stabilisation works in rocks and residual soils. It is tailored to the needs of practising geotechnical engineers and engineering geologists. Engineering and engineering geology students will find it quite useful and a practical course guide. It can be used as textbook in courses on ...

  • Deep Foundation Improvements: Design, Construction, and Testing

    22 peer-reviewed papers focus on deep foundation improvements through the formation of composite ground, and those related to improvement through compaction and densification. Areas covered include: • Construction and analysis of composite ground • Construction guidelines and specifications • Case history presentations • ...

  • Mathematical Modeling for Flow and Transport Through Porous Media

    This book contains a selection of articles presented at an International Workshop on 'Mathematical Modeling for Flow and Transport Through Porous Media'. The major topics of the meeting were free and moving boundary problems, structured media, multiphase flow, scale problems, stochastic aspects, parameter identification and optimization ...

  • Granular Dynamic Theory and Its Applications

    Granular Dynamic Theory and Its Applications introduces both theory and applications in detail, including differential dynamical models of granular shearing, dynamical strength characteristics and the excited response of granules subject to vibration, granular liquefaction properties and the mechanisms under vibration, granular flow theory and ...

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