Geotechnical Solutions Books

  • 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 ...

  • CONTAMINATED SEDIMENTS: Evaluation and Remediation Techniques

    Thirty-eight peer-reviewed papers focus on the latest advances in the fields of environmental science and underwater engineering related to sediments. Topics cover characterization, evaluation, mitigation, restoration and management of contaminated sediments in the fields of oceanography, limnology, sedimentology, geochemistry, marine ...

  • Landslide Risk Management

    This book comprises the Proceedings of the International Conference on Landslide Risk Management, held in Vancouver, Canada and sponsored jointly by the Joint Technical Committee on Landslides and Engineered Slopes and the Vancouver Geotechnical Society. The first part contains state-of-the-art and invited lectures, prepared by teams of authors ...

  • 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 ...

  • Nondestructive and Automated Testing for Soil and Rock

    The first publication of its kind to feature state-of-the-art research on economical and timely ways to evaluate a wide range of soil and rock characteristics. 20 comprehensive peer-reviewed papers are divided into the following key areas: Nondestructive Testing Methods In The Laboratory -- Evaluation techniques including X-ray absorption, ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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, ...

  • 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 • ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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. ...

  • Ground-Water Contamination: Field Methods

    Reviews and evaluates field methods used to study ground-water contamination. 30 peer-reviewed papers examine: • ground-water sampling and sampling in unsaturated soils• well-drilling (construction and monitoring)• geophysical exploration• quality assurance• soil permeability• and nonpoint source investigations. Some ...

  • Dynamic Geotechnical Testing

    A volume of 19 papers that evaluates present laboratory practices as well as field-testing to determine dynamic testing, improvements to existing techniques and new techniques are ...

  • Performance Monitoring for Geotechnical Construction

    The National Materials Conservation Symposium on Resource Recovery and Utilization was held 29 April-1 May 1974 at the National Bureau of Standards in The symposium was sponsored by: National Bureau of Standards; Bureau of Mines; Environmental Protection Agency; National Center for Resource Recovery, Inc.; and American Society for Testing and ...

  • Testing of Peats and Organic Soils

    The Symposium on Testing of Peats and Organic Soils was held on 23 June 1982 in Toronto, Canada. ASTM Committee D18 on Soil and Rock sponsored the event. The Peatlands Subcommittee of the Associate Committee on Geotechnical Research of the National Research Council of Canada was ...

  • 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 ...

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