The first book on the subject written by a practitioner forpractitioners. Geotechnical Instrumentation for Monitoring FieldPerformance Geotechnical Instrumentation for Monitoring FieldPerformance goes far beyond a mere summary of the technicalliterature and manufacturers’ brochures: it guides readersthrough the entire geotechnical instrumentation process, showingthem when to monitor safety and performance, and how to do it well.This comprehensive guide: * Describes the critical steps of planning monitoring programsusing geotechnical instrumentation, including what benefits can beachieved and how construction specifications should bewritten * Describes and evaluates monitoring methods and recommendsinstruments for monitoring groundwater pressure, deformations,total stress in soil, stress change in rock, temperature, and loadand strain in structural members * Offers detailed practical guidelines on instrument calibrations,installation and maintenance, and on the collection, processing,and interpretation of instrumentation data * Describes the role of geotechnical instrumentation during theconstruction and operation phases of civil engineering projects,including braced excavations, embankments on soft ground,embankment dams, excavated and natural slopes, undergroundexcavations, driving piles, and drilled shafts * Provides guidelines throughout the book on the best practices
This collection of papers originates from a meeting are in current use on board UK research vessels. organized in May 1988 at the Geological Society, Marine geological exploration requires information under three further headings: (i) the "shape" of the London, under the auspices of its Marine Studies Group. The meeting was concerned with reviewing sea floor, (ii) the nature of the rocks and sediments the present state-of-the-art of marine geological and which lie at its surface, and (iii) the nature of deeper geophysical sampling and surveying techniques. structures. Studies of the shape of the sea floor The pace of scientific exploration of the ocean (bathymetry) are based primarily on echo sounder basins has increased dramatically over the past few and side-scan sonar surveying. Technology in this decades in response to interest in the global tectonic field has seen major advances over the past two processes which control their long-term evolution decades, with the development of new ceramic ma and the regional and local sedimentary and tectonic terials to provide more efficient and powerful trans ducers, the increasing use of digital data processing processes which shape them, as well as more practi cal questions such as the nature and extent of off techniques to improve the quality of the signal from shore mineral resources, problems of waste disposal the sea floor, and the introduction of new design at sea and the response of sea level to global climatic concepts to provide higher resolution records.
This book compiles the first part of contributions to the China–Europe Conference on Geotechnical Engineering held 13.-16. August 2016 in Vienna, Austria. About 400 papers from 35 countries cover virtually all areas of geotechnical engineering and make this conference a truly international event. The contributions are grouped into thirteen special sessions and provide an overview of the geoengineering research and practice in China, Europe and the world: · Constitutive model · Micro-macro relationship · Numerical simulation · Laboratory testing · Geotechnical monitoring, instrumentation and field test · Foundation engineering · Underground construction · Environmental geotechnics · New geomaterials and ground improvement · Cold regions geotechnical engineering · Geohazards – risk assessment, mitigation and prevention · Unsaturated soils and energy geotechnics · Geotechnics in transportation, structural and hydraulic Engineering
Release on 2008-04-01 | by Meifeng Cai,Jin'an Wang
Recent Advances and Challenges for the 21st Century
Author: Meifeng Cai,Jin'an Wang
Pubpsher: CRC Press
Category: Technology & Engineering
Boundaries of Rock Mechanics. Recent Advances and Challenges for the 21st Century contains 180 papers from the International Young Scholars’ Symposium on Rock Mechanics 2008 (Beijing, China, 28 April-2 May 2008). The symposium was organized by the ISRM Commission on Education, and sponsored by the International Society for Rock Mechanics (ISRM) and the Chinese Society for Rock Mechanics and Engineering (CSRME). Boundaries of Rock Mechanics. Recent Advances and Challenges for the 21st Century covers a variety of topics, grouped into 7 main themes: – Field investigation and instrmentation – Rock properties and mechanical behavior – Underground mining and excavation engineering – Rock slopes and landsides – Tunnels and foundations – Dynamics and blasting – New techniques and methods This volume offers an overall understanding of current concerns and advances in rock mechanics, and will be of interest to professionals, engineers and academics involved in rock mechanics and engineering.
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Foundation Engineering in Difficult Ground discusses the different principles and practices involved in the building of foundations in different soil types, especially on difficult ground. The book covers topics such as the classification of soil; silts, loess, and tills; the mechanical behavior of rocks; and the engineering aspects of rock weathering, engineering classification of rock masses, and the engineering performance of rocks. Also covered in the book are topics such as models for the mechanical behaviour of soil; computer predictions in difficult soil conditions; foundations on rock, settlement foundations, and the relation of earth movement on foundations; ground treatment; and the appraisal of stability conditions in different soil conditions. The text is recommended for engineers who are in need of a guide in the establishment of foundations in different soil conditions, especially those in difficult ones.