Soil and Rock Description in Engineering Practice

This is a revised and updated edition of the highly successful first and second editions.

Soil and Rock Description in Engineering Practice

Author: DAVID. NORBURY

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781849954730

Page: 320

View: 266

This is a revised and updated edition of the highly successful first and second editions. In the intervening period the procedures used in the description of soils and rocks have continued to develop and evolve and this new edition incorporates changes in the international standards EN ISO 14688 and 14689 and those resulting in the national standard, BS 5930:2015 and the 2020 amendment thereof. Close comparison is also made with US practice in description (ASTM D2488) and classification (ASTM D2487). Significant changes in rock description are included - the reintroduction of the Approaches 1 to 5 for rock weathering; Approach 1 for description and Approaches 2 to 5 (Rock Weathering Working Party) for classification when appropriate and helpful. Also covered is the reintroduction of the 12.5 MPa boundary and the term moderately weak in rock strength description: a significant boundary in design in rock. The book continues to provide invaluable practical guidance in carrying out engineering geological logging of soil and rock samples and exposures in the field. The systematic and codified approach is laid out in detail to ensure the defined descriptors are used in a consistent format, rendering mistakes less likely and the necessary communication from field to design more successful.The procedures, techniques and tips within this book continue to serve and guide young practitioners learning their craft, but also their seniors and mentors, including responsible experts who sign off the logs and report on behalf of their company. More than ever, the need to be aware of current practices in order in order to avoid costly mistakes is paramount.

Soil and Rock Description in Engineering Practice Second Edition

This is a revised and updated edition of the highly successful first edition.

Soil and Rock Description in Engineering Practice  Second Edition

Author: David Norbury

Publisher: Whittles

ISBN: 9781498772860

Page: 320

View: 524

This is a revised and updated edition of the highly successful first edition. In the intervening period the procedures used in the description of soils and rocks have continued to develop and evolve and this new edition incorporates changes in the national and international standards, BS 5930:2015 and EN ISO 14688 and 14689 and makes close comparison with US practice in description (ASTM D2488) and classification (ASTM D2487). In addition, changes in definitions, naming procedures, and new terms are all included and explained.

Engineering Properties of Soils and Rocks

Engineering Properties of Soils and Rocks, Third Edition serves as a guide to the engineering properties and behavior of soils and rocks. The text also complements other texts on rock and soil mechanics.

Engineering Properties of Soils and Rocks

Author: F. G. Bell

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483102270

Page: 352

View: 687

Engineering Properties of Soils and Rocks, Third Edition serves as a guide to the engineering properties and behavior of soils and rocks. The text also complements other texts on rock and soil mechanics. The book covers topics such as the properties and classification of soils such as tills and other kinds of soils related to cold climates, tropical soils, and organic soils such as peat. The text also includes the engineering behavior and properties, classification and description, discontinuities, and weathering of rocks and rock masses. The monograph is recommended for engineers who would like to know about the properties of soils and rocks and the application of their study in the field of engineering.

Engineering Geological Mapping

Also covered in the book are topics such as the different kinds of engineering geological mapping; the zoning concept in engineering geological mapping; terrain evaluation; construction sites; and land and water management.

Engineering Geological Mapping

Author: W. R. Dearman

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483102610

Page: 396

View: 911

Engineer Geologic Mapping is a guide to the principles, concepts, methods, and practices involved in geological mapping, as well as the applications of geology in engineering. The book covers related topics such as the definition of engineering geology; principles involved in geological mapping; methods on how to make engineering geological maps; and rock and soil description and classifications. Also covered in the book are topics such as the different kinds of engineering geological mapping; the zoning concept in engineering geological mapping; terrain evaluation; construction sites; and land and water management. The text is recommended for engineers and geologists who would like to be familiarized with the concepts and practices involved in geological mapping.

Engineering Geology

Engineering Geology introduces the fundamentals of the discipline and ensures that engineers have a clear understanding of the processes at work, and how they will impact on what is to be built.

Engineering Geology

Author: F G Bell

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080469522

Page: 592

View: 344

Every engineering structure, whether it's a building, bridge or road, is affected by the ground on which it is built. Geology is of fundamental importance when deciding on the location and design of all engineering works, and it is essential that engineers have a basic knowledge of the subject. Engineering Geology introduces the fundamentals of the discipline and ensures that engineers have a clear understanding of the processes at work, and how they will impact on what is to be built. Core areas such as stratigraphy, rock types, structures and geological processes are explained, and put in context. The basics of soil mechanics and the links between groundwater conditions and underlying geology are introduced. As well as the theoretical knowledge necessary, Professor Bell introduces the techniques that engineers will need to learn about and understand the geological conditions in which they intend to build. Site investigation techniques are detailed, and the risks and risk avoidance methods for dealing with different conditions are explained. * Accessible introduction to geology for engineers * Key points illustrated with diagrams and photographs * Teaches the impact of geology on the planning and design of structures

Practical Engineering Geology

Soil. and. rock. terminology. for. description. and. classification. for. engineering.
purposes. the case. C.1 Warning It would be very nice to set out here a guide to
soil and rock description that could be applied worldwide. Unfortunately, that is ...

Practical Engineering Geology

Author: Steve Hencher

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0203894820

Page: 464

View: 216

Steve Hencher presents a broad and fresh view on the importance of engineering geology to civil engineering projects. Practical Engineering Geology provides an introduction to the way that projects are managed, designed and constructed and the ways that the engineering geologist can contribute to cost-effective and safe project achievement. The nee

Hot Deserts

Engineering, Geology and Geomorphology : Engineering Group Working Party
Report M. J. Walker. Chapter 5 Soil and rock description and characteristics M.
Stokesl * , J. Charman ” , R. J. Epps , J. S. Griffiths ! & Engineering Group Working
 ...

Hot Deserts

Author: M. J. Walker

Publisher: Geological Society of London

ISBN: 9781862393424

Page: 424

View: 966

This volume provides an authoritative and comprehensive state-of-the-art review of hot desert terrains in all parts of the world, their geomaterials and influence on civil engineering site investigation, design and construction. It primarily covers conditions and materials in modern hot deserts, but there is also coverage of unmodified ancient desert soils that exhibit engineering behaviour similar to modern desert materials. Thorough and up-to-date guidance on modern field evaluation and ground investigation techniques in hot arid areas is provided, including reference to a new approach to the desert model and detailed specialized assessments of the latest methods for materials characterization and testing. The volume is based on world-wide experience in hot desert terrain and draws upon the knowledge and expertise of the members of a Geological Society Engineering Group Working Party comprising practising geologists, geomorphologists and civil engineers with a wealth of varied, but complementary experience of working in hot deserts. This is an essential reference book for professionals, as well as a valuable textbook for students. It is written in a style that is accessible to the non-specialist. A comprehensive glossary is also included.

Foundations on Rock

This second edition of the successful Foundations on Rock presents an up-to-date practical reference book describing current engineering practice in the investigation, design and construction of foundations on rock.

Foundations on Rock

Author: Duncan C. Wyllie

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0203477677

Page: 432

View: 807

This second edition of the successful Foundations on Rock presents an up-to-date practical reference book describing current engineering practice in the investigation, design and construction of foundations on rock. An extra chapter on Tension Foundations has been included. The methods set out are readily applicable to high rise buildings, bridges, dams and structures subject to uplift and turning loads. Foundations on Rock differs from the many texts and handbooks on soil foundations in that it focuses on the effect of geology on the stability and settlement of rock foundations. While the intact rock may be strong, defects in the rock such as faults, joints and cavities, and the deterioration of the rock with time, will have a significant effect on foundation performance. Methods of detecting such defects are described, and their implications for foundation design and treatment are elaborated.

Geological Engineering

A thorough knowledge of geology is essential in the design and construction of infrastructures for transport, buildings and mining operations; while an understanding of geology is also crucial for those working in urban, territorial and ...

Geological Engineering

Author: Luis Gonzalez de Vallejo

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439881995

Page: 700

View: 973

A thorough knowledge of geology is essential in the design and construction of infrastructures for transport, buildings and mining operations; while an understanding of geology is also crucial for those working in urban, territorial and environmental planning and in the prevention and mitigation of geohazards.Geological Engineering provides an inte

A Manual of Geology for Civil Engineers

This manual of geology discusses the major aspects of descriptive geology, notably rock types and structural studies. The basic techniques of rock descriptions are also dealt with at length.

A Manual of Geology for Civil Engineers

Author: John Pitts

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789971978129

Page: 216

View: 465

This manual of geology discusses the major aspects of descriptive geology, notably rock types and structural studies. The basic techniques of rock descriptions are also dealt with at length.

Water Soil Miscellaneous Publication

Crippen , T . F . ; Eyles , G . O . 1985 : The New Zealand Land Resource Inventory
rock type classification . Part 1 : North ... New Zealand Geomechanics Society (
NZGS ) 1985 : Draft method of soil and rock description for engineering use .

Water   Soil Miscellaneous Publication

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page:

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Engineering Geology

weathered condition of the rock, yet clearly this has great influence on the likely
engineering behaviour of that rock material and mass. Because of this, it is
customary to describe the weathered condition of the rock in all engineering
geological descriptions of material or mass. ... safe and sound design for the
whole lifetime it is important to know what the geotechnical properties of the soil
or rock mass are ...

Engineering Geology

Author: David George Price

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540292497

Page: 450

View: 860

This book is written to explain the influence ground conditions can have upon engineering with rocks and soils, and upon designing, analysing and executing an engineered response to the geological and geomorphological processes acting on them; these subjects form the essence of Engineering Geology. The text is written for students of the subject, either geologists or engineers, who encounter the challenge of idealising the ground and its processes for the purposes of design and of quantifying them for the purpose of analysis. With this in mind the book describes how geology can dictate the design of ground investigations, influence the interpretation of its findings, and be incorporated into design and analysis. The reader is constantly reminded of basic geology; the "simple" things that constitute the "big picture", a neglect of which may cause design and analyses to be at fault, and construction not to function as it should.

Arid Land Geom Geom Crit Conc

... described in this paper meets most of these requirements. IV. Application of
Standard Soil and Rock Descriptors It is intended that the classification be used,
when necessary, with a systematic method of engineering soil and rock
description ...

Arid Land Geom  Geom Crit Conc

Author: David Evans

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136801502

Page: 544

View: 535

This volume, also available as part of the collection "Geomorphology: Critical Concepts in Geography" constitutes an instant archive of esential benchmark papers and makes available in one place key published material on its area..

Geomechanics in Soil Rock and Environmental Engineering

Very wide Table 12.6 Classification of rock mass due to joint spacing Rock
description Spacing of joints (m) Rock mass grading >3 Solid Wide 1–3 Massive
Moderately close 0.3–1 Blocky/seamy Close 0.05–0.3 Fractured Very close <0.05
 ...

Geomechanics in Soil  Rock  and Environmental Engineering

Author: John Small

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1315363240

Page: 541

View: 406

Utilizes both Computer- and Hand-Based Calculations... Modern practice in geomechanics is becoming increasingly reliant on computer-based software, much of which can be obtained through the Internet. In Geomechanics in Soil, Rock, and Environmental Engineering the application of these numerical techniques is examined not only for soil mechanics, but also for rock mechanics and environmental applications. ... For Use in Complex Analysis It deals with the modern analysis of shallow foundations, deep foundations, retaining structures, and excavation and tunneling. In recent years, the environment has become more and more important, and so it also deals with municipal and mining waste and solutions for the disposal and containment of the waste. Many fresh solutions to problems are presented to enable more accurate and advanced designs to be carried out. A Practical Reference for Industry Professionals, This Illuminating Book: Offers a broad range of coverage in soil mechanics, rock mechanics, and environmental engineering Incorporates the author‘s more than 40 years of academic and practical design experience Describes the latest applications that have emerged in the last ten years Supplies references readily available online for futher research Geomechanics in Soil, Rock, and Environmental Engineering should appeal to students in their final undergraduate course in geomechanics or master’s students, and should also serve as a useful reference to practitioners in the field of geomechanics, reflecting the author’s background in both industry and academia.

Analysis Design and Construction of Foundations

A description of the soil, rock and other materials. A consistent description should
be adopted by all the engineers in a country so as to avoid ambiguity. In Hong
Kong, this is governed by the GEOGuide 3 Guide to Soil and Rock Description.

Analysis  Design and Construction of Foundations

Author: Y M Cheng

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1000194043

Page: 592

View: 328

Analysis, Design and Construction of Foundations outlines methods for analysis and design of the construction of shallow and deep foundations with particular reference to case studies in Hong Kong and China, as well as a discussion of the methods used in other countries. It introduces the main approaches used by geotechnical and structural engineers, and the precautions required for planning, design and construction of foundation structures. Some computational methods and computer programmes are reviewed to provide tools for performing a more realistic analysis of foundation systems. The authors examine in depth the methods used for constructing shallow foundations, deep foundations, excavation and lateral support systems, slope stability analysis and construction, and ground monitoring for proper site management. Some new and innovative foundation construction methods are also introduced. It is illustrated with case studies of failures and defects from actual construction projects. Some advanced and modern theories are also covered in this book. This book is more targeted towards the understanding of the basic behavior and the actual construction of many geotechnical works, and this book is not dedicated to any design code or specification, though Euro codes and Hong Kong code are also used in this book for illustration. It is ideal for consulting geotechnical engineers, undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Fundamentals of Engineering Geology

The book reviews igneous rocks, metamorphic rocks, sedimentary rocks, and stratigraphy. Stratigraphy is based on three fundamental principles, namely, the "Law of Superposition, the ""Law of Faunal Succession

Fundamentals of Engineering Geology

Author: F. G. Bell

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483102300

Page: 656

View: 800

Fundamentals of Engineering Geology discusses geomorphological processes, particularly the linkages between geology, geo-technics, rock mechanics, soil mechanics, and foundation design. The book reviews igneous rocks, metamorphic rocks, sedimentary rocks, and stratigraphy. Stratigraphy is based on three fundamental principles, namely, the "Law of Superposition, the ""Law of Faunal Succession