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Engineering Geology : Principles and Practice :  Principles and Practice - David George Price

Engineering Geology : Principles and Practice

Principles and Practice

By: David George Price, Michael de Freitas (Compiled by, Editor), Fathi Zereini (Editor)

Hardcover Published: December 2008
ISBN: 9783540292494
Number Of Pages: 450

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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.

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From the reviews: "The book is weighted very strongly toward the practical application of engineering geology principles and the methods generally used in gathering essential data ... and composing useful engineering reports. ... It covers geological materials, geological masses, maps, sampling techniques, field tests, organization and reporting of site investigations, and ground behavior under various conditions, including both natural and man-made disturbances. ... Summing up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, researchers, faculty, and practitioners." (C. W. Dimmick, Choice, Vol. 46 (9), May, 2009)

The Basis of Engineering Geology
Geological Materials
Geological Masses
Recovery of Samples
Field Tests and Measurements
Organisation, Design and Reporting of Site Investigations
Ground Response to Engineering and Natural Processes
Withdrawal of Support by Surface Excavations
Withdrawal of Support by Underground Excavations
Static Loading of the Ground
Dynamic Loading of the Ground
Ground Reaction to Changes in Fluid and Gas Pressures
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ISBN: 9783540292494
ISBN-10: 3540292497
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 450
Published: December 2008
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 2.79
Weight (kg): 1.84

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