Geotechnical Monitoring Books

  • Soil Mechanics For Environmental Engineers

    Remediation of contaminated soils and groundwater is an interdisciplinary field cutting across several areas of engineering and science including Geotechnical and environmental engineering. Although professionals working in these areas must have a clear understanding of the fundamentals of the behavior of soils and groundwater, current available ...

  • Geotechnical and Geophysical Site Characterization

    A collection of more than 200 papers, Geotechnical and Geophysical Site Characterization covers new developments in mechanical in-situ testing and interpretation techniques, statistical analysis of test data, geo-environmental site characterization, soil sampling methods, multi-dimensional geophysical imaging techniques, residual/unsaturated soil ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Design Analysis in Rock Mechanics

    Supplying numerous example problems illustrating design analysis techniques, this text approaches important design issues in rock mechanics from a mechanics of materials foundation. It addresses rock slope stability in surface excavations, shaft and tunnel stability, and entries and pillars. The book also covers three-dimensional caverns with an ...

  • Innovations in Controlled Low-Strength Material (Flowable Fill)

    Get the latest information on Controlled Low-Strength Material (CLSM), including new design procedures, current research, unique project applications, and innovative installation techniques. Also known as flowable fill, CLSM is used in place of compacted backfill or unsuitable native soil with the most common uses as pipe embedment and backfill. ...

  • Geotechnical and Environmental Applications of Karst Geology and Hydrology

    This text covers topics such as sinkhole formation and regional studies of sinkholes and karst. Issues addressed are taken from the 8th multidiscilinary conference on this subject and chart the characteristics of sinkholes and karst as well as their environmental ...

  • Construction and Controlling Compaction of Earth Fills

    This unique volume explores the use of various standardized methods for specifying and controlling the compaction of soils for engineered constructed earth fills. Topics address the historical background, current state-of-the-art practices, case histories of challenging situations, new concerns regarding appropriate design parameters for ...

  • Field Instrumentation of Soil and Rock

    Nearly 30 papers feature the latest information on field instrumentation for soil and rockThree major areas addressed include: • Geotechnical Instrumentation of Landfills; • Instrumentation for Project Cost Management, • and Field Data Acquisitions and Data Management. Two papers address the geotechnical instrumentation aspects of the ...

  • Nontraditional Methods of Sensing Stress, Strain and Damage in Materials and Structures

    The first publication of its kind dealing with the advancement and development of innovative ways to evaluate material and structural fatigue and damage behavior. Leading experts in the field have presented sixteen peer-reviewed papers in the following comprehensive areas: Nontraditional Extensometers -- 3 papers explore novel ways to measure ...

  • Techniques to Assess the Corrosion Activity of Steel Reinforced Concrete Structures

    STP 1276 is the first publication of its kind featuring the most basic as well as state of the art techniques for evaluating reinforced concrete corrosion damage. 13 comprehensive, peer-reviewed papers explore the following topics: • Using assessment information to calculate service life data • How corrosion rate measurements predict ...

  • Geostatistics for Environmental and Geotechnical Applications

    STP 1283 gives you the opportunity to review several practical exercises conducted by authorities in this discipline. The 300-page volume opens with a four-part introduction to geostatistics: Geostatistics for Environmental and Geotechnical Applications: A Technology Transferred examines the practicality of geostatistical methods and concludes ...

  • 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 ...

  • Geotechnics of Waste Fills: Theory and Practice

    Explores the geotechnical properties and behavior of waste fill materials. 23 peer-reviewed papers provide solutions to problems pertaining to placing methods, field and laboratory sampling and testing, classification, and in-situ improvement methods. Papers in 4 sections: • Landfill Investigations, Design, Construction• Stabilization, ...

  • Acoustic Emission: Current Practice and Future Directions

    Topics addressed include: sensors and AE systems; fundamental aspects of AE acousto-ultrasonics; new AE signal processing techniques; structural monitoring applications; material deformation studies; novel applications of AE measurement; geotechnical applications; and the use of AE to monitor failure processes in composite ...

  • 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 • ...

  • Vane Shear Strength Testing in Soils: Field and Lab Studies

    Twenty-two papers discuss: reviews of the vane test on land and offshore; field and laboratory vane theory and interpretation; new laboratory test methods; and comparisons of field vane testing to laboratory testing and other methods of in situ ...

  • Geophysical Applications for Geotechnical Investigations

    This practical volume applies geophysical techniques to hazardous waste site investigations, highway bridge foundations, and water quality. Seven peer-reviewed papers in a section on Surface Geophysics and Borehole Geophysics discuss: • in situ soil testing • measurement of engineering properties in rocks and sediments • ...

  • Geotechnical Properties, Behavior, and Performance of Calcareous Soils

    The papers in this publication contain a wide variety of subject matter, from lab and field studies by researchers to design considerations by practitioners, all related to calcareous soils. The first two papers provide useful summaries and general descriptive information on carbonates from marine and arid environments, ...

  • 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 ...

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