This practical handbook of properties for soils and rock contains in a concise tabular format the key issues relevant to geotechnical investigations, assessments and designs in common practice. There are brief notes on the application of the tables. These data tables are compiled for experienced geotechnical professionals who require a reference document to access key information
This practical handbook of properties for soils and rock contains in a concise tabular format the key issues relevant to geotechnical investigations, assessments and designs in common practice. There are brief notes on the application of the tables. These data tables are compiled for experienced geotechnical professionals who require a reference document to access key information. There is an extensive database of correlations for different applications. The book should provide a useful bridge between soil and rock mechanics theory and its application to practical engineering solutions.
The initial chapters deal with the planning of the geotechnical investigation, the classification of the soil and rock properties and some of the more used testing is then covered. Later chapters show the reliability and correlations that are used to convert that data in the interpretative and assessment phase of the project. The final chapters apply some of these concepts to geotechnical design. The emphasis throughout is on application to practice.
This book is intended primarily for practicing geotechnical engineers working in investigation, assessment and design, but should provide a useful supplement for postgraduate courses. It evolved from the need to have a "go to" reference book which has both breadth and depth of information to apply immediately to projects. This was not possible, and to keep to a handbook size one has to compromise details to a few key dot points – but a comprehensive reference list provides the "appendix" for additional information if required. This 2nd edition keeps to that format but with updated information and adjustment from feedback since first published.
1. Site Investigation
2. Soil Classification
3. Rock Classification
4. Field Sampling and Testing
5. Soil Strength Parameters from Classification and Testing
6. Rock Strength Parameters from Classification and Testing
7. Soil Properties and State of the Soil
8. Permeability and its influence
9. Rock Properties
10.Material and Testing Variability
11. Deformation Parameters
13. Subgrades and Pavements
15. Terrain Assessment, Drainage and Erosion
17. Fill Specifications
18. Rock Mass Classification Systems
19. Earth Pressures
20. Retaining Walls
21. Soil Foundations
22. Rock Foundations
Appendix – Loading
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