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Geotechnical Engineering Calculations and Rules of Thumb

Geotechnical Engineering Calculations and Rules of Thumb Book
Author : Ruwan Abey Rajapakse
Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
Release : 2015-11-01
ISBN : 9780128046982
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Geotechnical Engineering Calculations and Rules of Thumb, Second Edition, offers geotechnical, civil and structural engineers a concise, easy-to-understand approach to selecting the right formula and solving even most difficult calculations in geotechnical engineering. A "quick look up guide", this book places formulas and calculations at the reader's finger tips. In this book, theories are explained in a "nutshell" and then the calculation is presented and solved in an illustrated, step-by-step fashion. In its first part, the book covers the fundamentals of Geotechnical Engineering: Soil investigation, condition and theoretical concepts. In the second part it addresses Shallow Foundations, including bearing capacity, elastic settlement, foundation reinforcement, grillage design, footings, geogrids, tie and grade beams, and drainage. This session ends with a chapter on selecting foundation types. The next part covers Earth Retaining Structures and contains chapters on its basic concepts and types, gabion walls and reinforced earth walls. The following part covers Geotechnical Engineering Strategies providing coverage of softwares, instrumentation, excavations, raft design, rock mechanics, dip angle and strike, rock stabilization equipment, soil anchors, tunnel design, seismology, geosynthetics, and slurry cutoff walls. The final part is on Pile Foundations including content on design on sandy soils, clay soils, pin piles, negative skin friction, caissons and pile clusters. In this new and updated edition the author has incorporated new software calculation tools, current techniques for foundation design, liquefaction information, seismic studies, laboratory soil tests, geophysical techniques, new concepts for foundation design and Dam designs. All calculations have been updated to most current material characteristics available in the market. Practicing Geotechnical, Civil and Structural Engineers may find in this book an excellent companion to their day-to day work, benefiting from the clear and direct calculations, examples, and cases. Civil Engineering students may find particular interest in the concise theory presented in the beginning of each chapter. Calculations both in FPS and SI metric systems; Convenient access to all needed calculations; Access to concise theory that helps understand the calculations; Case studies from around the world; Includes new software calculation tools.

Geotechnical Engineering Calculations and Rules of Thumb

Geotechnical Engineering Calculations and Rules of Thumb Book
Author : Ruwan Abey Rajapakse
Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
Release : 2015-11-18
ISBN : 0128046481
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Geotechnical Engineering Calculations and Rules of Thumb, Second Edition, offers geotechnical, civil and structural engineers a concise, easy-to-understand approach to selecting the right formula and solving even most difficult calculations in geotechnical engineering. A "quick look up guide", this book places formulas and calculations at the reader’s finger tips. In this book, theories are explained in a "nutshell" and then the calculation is presented and solved in an illustrated, step-by-step fashion. In its first part, the book covers the fundamentals of Geotechnical Engineering: Soil investigation, condition and theoretical concepts. In the second part it addresses Shallow Foundations, including bearing capacity, elastic settlement, foundation reinforcement, grillage design, footings, geogrids, tie and grade beams, and drainage. This session ends with a chapter on selecting foundation types. The next part covers Earth Retaining Structures and contains chapters on its basic concepts and types, gabion walls and reinforced earth walls. The following part covers Geotechnical Engineering Strategies providing coverage of softwares, instrumentation, excavations, raft design, rock mechanics, dip angle and strike, rock stabilization equipment, soil anchors, tunnel design, seismology, geosynthetics, and slurry cutoff walls. The final part is on Pile Foundations including content on design on sandy soils, clay soils, pin piles, negative skin friction, caissons and pile clusters. In this new and updated edition the author has incorporated new software calculation tools, current techniques for foundation design, liquefaction information, seismic studies, laboratory soil tests, geophysical techniques, new concepts for foundation design and Dam designs. All calculations have been updated to most current material characteristics available in the market. Practicing Geotechnical, Civil and Structural Engineers may find in this book an excellent companion to their day-to day work, benefiting from the clear and direct calculations, examples, and cases. Civil Engineering students may find particular interest in the concise theory presented in the beginning of each chapter. Calculations both in FPS and SI metric systems; Convenient access to all needed calculations; Access to concise theory that helps understand the calculations; Case studies from around the world; Includes new software calculation tools.

Construction Engineering Design Calculations and Rules of Thumb

Construction Engineering Design Calculations and Rules of Thumb Book
Author : Ruwan Abey Rajapakse
Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
Release : 2016-09-02
ISBN : 0128094990
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Construction Engineering Calculations and Rules of Thumb begins with a brief, but rigorous, introduction to the mathematics behind the equations that is followed by self-contained chapters concerning applications for all aspects of construction engineering. Design examples with step-by-step solutions, along with a generous amount of tables, schematics, and calculations are provided to facilitate more accurate solutions through all phases of a project, from planning, through construction and completion. Includes easy-to-read and understand tables, schematics, and calculations Presents examples with step-by-step calculations in both US and SI metric units Provides users with an illustrated, easy-to-understand approach to equations and calculation methods

Transportation Highway Engineering Calculations and Rules of Thumb

Transportation Highway Engineering Calculations and Rules of Thumb Book
Author : Ruwan Abey Rajapakse
Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
Release : 2017-06-02
ISBN : 9780128094044
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Transportation and Highway Engineering Calculations and Rules of Thumb: Theory and Practice and Design Examples provides a step-by-step view of the calculations, formulas, and equations applied to everyday highway design and construction operations including calculations involving geotechnical problems, seismic issues, and structural design. Features easy to read and understand tables, schematics, and calculations Provides examples with step-by-step calculations in both in US and SI metric units Provides users with an illustrated easy-to-understand approach to highway engineering equations and calculation methods Covers geotechnical and seismic considerations

Construction Engineering Design Calculations and Rules of Thumb

Construction Engineering Design Calculations and Rules of Thumb Book
Author : Ruwan Abey Rajapakse
Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
Release : 2016-09-01
ISBN : 9780128092446
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Construction Engineering Calculations and Rules of Thumb" begins with a brief, but rigorous, introduction to the mathematics behind the equations that is followed by self-contained chapters concerning applications for all aspects of construction engineering. Design examples with step-by-step solutions, along with a generous amount of tables, schematics, and calculations are provided to facilitate more accurate solutions through all phases of a project, from planning, through construction and completion. Includes easy-to-read and understand tables, schematics, and calculationsPresents examples with step-by-step calculations in both US and SI metric unitsProvides users with an illustrated, easy-to-understand approach to equations and calculation methods

Geotechnical Engineering Calculations and Rules of Thumb

Geotechnical Engineering Calculations and Rules of Thumb Book
Author : Ruwan Abey Rajapakse
Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
Release : 2011-04-08
ISBN : 9780080559032
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Geotechnical Engineering Calculations Manual offers geotechnical, civil and structural engineers a concise, easy-to-understand approach the formulas and calculation methods used in of soil and geotechnical engineering. A one stop guide to the foundation design, pile foundation design, earth retaining structures, soil stabilization techniques and computer software, this book places calculations for almost all aspects of geotechnical engineering at your finger tips. In this book, theories is explained in a nutshell and then the calculation is presented and solved in an illustrated, step-by-step fashion. All calculations are provided in both fps and SI units. The manual includes topics such as shallow foundations, deep foundations, earth retaining structures, rock mechanics and tunnelling. In this book, the author's done all the heavy number-crunching for you, so you get instant, ready-to-apply data on activities such as: hard ground tunnelling, soft ground tunnelling, reinforced earth retaining walls, geotechnical aspects of wetland mitigation and geotechnical aspects of landfill design. • Easy-to-understand approach the formulas and calculations • Covers calculations for foundation,earthworks and/or pavement subgrades • Provides common codes for working with computer software • All calculations are provided in both US and SI units

Structural Engineering Design Calculations and Rules of Thumb

Structural Engineering Design Calculations and Rules of Thumb Book
Author : Ruwan Abey Rajapakse
Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
Release : 2018-02-01
ISBN : 0128050721
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Structural Engineering Design Calculations and Rules of Thumb provides a comprehensive review of the classic methods of structural analysis, as well as recent advances in computer applications. The book covers a wide range of structural theories, principles, and advanced concepts. In this reference, methods of analysis are presented in a concise and direct manner and the diverse methodology of approaching problems is illustrated by specific examples. In addition, the book includes a clear and succinct approach to structural analysis and focuses on the most direct solution to a problem. Provides numerous worked-through examples to assist the reader in understanding the topics Offers comprehensive coverage of the entire field of structural analysis Challenges readers with real-life situations for applying the concepts presented in the chapters Includes a clear and succinct approach to structural analysis and focuses on the most direct solution to a problem

Pile Design and Construction Rules of Thumb

Pile Design and Construction Rules of Thumb Book
Author : Ruwan Abey Rajapakse
Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
Release : 2016-04-01
ISBN : 9780128042021
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Pile Design and Construction Rules of Thumb presents Geotechnical and Civil Engineers a comprehensive coverage of Pile Foundation related theory and practice. Based on the author's experience as a PE, the book brings concise theory and extensive calculations, examples and case studies that can be easily applied by professional in their day-to-day challenges. In its first part, the book covers the fundamentals of Pile Selection: Soil investigation, condition, pile types and how to choose them. In the second part it addresses the Design of Pile Foundations, including different types of soils, pile groups, pile settlement and pile design in rock. Next, the most extensive part covers Design Strategies and contains chapters on loading analysis, load distribution, negative skin friction, design for expansive soils, wave equation analysis, batter piles, seismic analysis and the use of softwares for design aid. The fourth part covers Construction Methods including hammers, Inspection, cost estimation, load tests, offshore piling, beams and caps. In this new and updated edition the author has incorporated new pile designs such as helical, composite, wind turbine monopiles, and spiral coil energy piles. All calculations have been updated to most current materials characteristics and designs available in the market. Also, new chapters on negative skin friction, pile driving, and pile load testing have been added. Practicing Geotechnical, and Civil Engineers will find in this book an excellent handbook for frequent consult, benefiting from the clear and direct calculations, examples, and cases. Civil Engineering preparing for PE exams may benefit from the extensive coverage of the subject. Convenient for day-to-day consults; Numerous design examples for sandy soils, clay soils, and seismic loadings; Now including helical, composite, wind turbine monopiles, and spiral coil energy piles; Methodologies and case studies for different pile types; Serves as PE exam preparation material.

Geotechnical Engineering Bundle

Geotechnical Engineering Bundle Book
Author : Brent Maxfield,Ruwan Rajapakse
Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
Release : 2008-10-03
ISBN : 9781856176590
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Combining a brand new reference and a must-have title, this bundle will help you get up to speed with calculations for solving complex engineering problems. Geotechnical Engineering Calculations and Rules of Thumb is a one-stop guide to the formulas and calculation methods used in soil and geotechnical engineering. With ready-to-apply data, it is a time saver placing calculations for almost all aspects of geotechnical engineering at your fingertips. Engineering with MathCAD demonstrates the power of MathCAD to create calculations for solving engineering problems. With examples from a wide range of engineering fields and with a step-by-step approach, it is an invaluable resource for students and professionals alike. Save time, effort and money with this great value bundle that contains guidance that will help you solve engineering problems more efficiently.

Soil Mechanics

Soil Mechanics Book
Author : Victor Kaliakin
Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
Release : 2017-02-01
ISBN : 0128014849
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Soil Mechanics: Calculations, Principles, and Methods provides expert insights into the nature of soil mechanics through the use of calculation and problem-solving techniques. This informed reference begins with basic principles and calculations, illustrating physical meanings of the unit weight of soil, specific gravity, water content, void ratio, porosity, saturation, and their typical values. This is followed by calculations that illustrate the need for soil identification, classification, and ways to obtain soil particle size distribution, including sizes smaller than 0.075mm, performance, and the use of liquid and plastic limit tests. The book goes on to provide expert coverage regarding the use of soil identification and classification systems (both Unified Soil Classification System and AASHTO), and also includes applications concerning soil compaction and field applications, hydraulic conductivity and seepage, soil compressibility and field application, and shear strength and field application. Presents common methods used for calculating soil relationships Covers soil compressibility and field application and calculations Includes soil compaction and field application calculations Provides shear strength and field application calculations Includes hydraulic conductivity and seepage calculations

Geomechanics and Geodynamics of Rock Masses

Geomechanics and Geodynamics of Rock Masses Book
Author : Vladimir Litvinenko
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2018-05-15
ISBN : 0429868588
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Geomechanics and Geodynamics of Rock Masses contains contributions presented at EUROCK 2018, the 2018 International Symposium of the International Society for Rock Mechanics (ISRM 2018, Saint Petersburg, Russia, 22-26 May 2018). Dedicated to recent advances and achievements in the fields of geomechanics and geotechnology, the main topics of the book include: - Physical and mechanical properties of fractured rock (laboratory testing and rock properties, field measurements and site investigations) - Geophysics in rock mechanics - Rock mass strength and failure - Nonlinear problems in rock mechanics - Effect of joint water on the behavior of rock foundation - Numerical modeling and back analysis - Mineral resources development: methods and rock mechanics problems - Rock mechanics and underground construction in mining, hydropower industry and civil engineering - Rock mechanics in petroleum engineering - Geodynamics and monitoring of rock mass behavior - Risks and hazards - Geomechanics of technogenic deposits Geomechanics and Geodynamics of Rock Masses will be of interest to researchers and professionals involved in the various branches of rock mechanics and rock engineering. EUROCK 2018, organized by the Saint Petersburg Mining University, is a continuation of the successful series of ISRM symposia in Europe, which began in 1992 in Chester, UK.

Energy

Energy Book
Author : Pamela Fehl
Publisher : Infobase Publishing
Release : 2010
ISBN : 0816081506
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

The emerging "green economy" consists of businesses and careers that focus on developing alternative energy sources, conserving natural resources, and protecting the environment. It includes a range of traditional jobs that are being expanded or modified to meet these goals as well as a variety of new jobs created in response to specific needs, and it has the potential to drive the creation of millions of new "green collar" careers in the coming years. The Green Careers series examines the key work areas in which green jobs are appearing. Each volume profiles 15 careers and provides all the basic information needed to understand the nature of the job: a history of the profession, key duties, education and training requirements, potential earnings, work environment, outlook for the future, and helpful resources. Box features and interviews provide further information.

Analysis Design and Construction of Foundations

Analysis  Design and Construction of Foundations Book
Author : Y M Cheng,Chi Wai Law,Lei Lei Liu
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2021-02-22
ISBN : 1000194043
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Reliability Based Design in Geotechnical Engineering

Reliability Based Design in Geotechnical Engineering Book
Author : Kok-Kwang Phoon
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2008-04-25
ISBN : 0203934245
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Reliability-based design is the only engineering methodology currently available which can ensure self-consistency in both physical and probabilistic terms. It is also uniquely compatible with the theoretical basis underlying other disciplines such as structural design. It is especially relevant as geotechnical design becomes subject to increasing codification and to code harmonization across national boundaries and material types. Already some codes of practice describe the principles and requirements for safety, serviceability, and durability of structures in reliability terms. This book presents practical computational methods in concrete steps that can be followed by practitioners and students. It also provides geotechnical examples illustrating reliability analysis and design. It aims to encourage geotechnical engineers to apply reliability-based design in a realistic context that recognises the complex variabilities in geomaterials and model uncertainties arising from a profession steeped in empiricism. By focusing on learning through computations and examples, this book serves as a valuable reference for engineers and a resource for students.

Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering IX

Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering IX Book
Author : Manuel de Matos Fernandes
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2018-06-15
ISBN : 1351003607
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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NUMGE 2018 is the ninth in a series of conferences on Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering organized by the ERTC7 under the auspices of the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE). The first conference was held in 1986 in Stuttgart, Germany and the series continued every four years (1990 Santander, Spain; 1994 Manchester, United Kingdom; 1998 Udine, Italy; 2002 Paris, France; 2006 Graz, Austria; 2010 Trondheim, Norway; 2014 Delft, The Netherlands). The conference provides a forum for exchange of ideas and discussion on topics related to numerical modelling in geotechnical engineering. Both senior and young researchers, as well as scientists and engineers from Europe and overseas, are invited to attend this conference to share and exchange their knowledge and experiences.

Modeling in Geotechnical Engineering

Modeling in Geotechnical Engineering Book
Author : Pijush Samui,Sunita Kumari,Vladimir Makarov,Pradeep Kurup
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2020-12-11
ISBN : 0128218525
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Modeling in Geotechnical Engineering is a one stop reference for a range of computational models, the theory explaining how they work, and case studies describing how to apply them. Drawing on the expertise of contributors from a range of disciplines including geomechanics, optimization, and computational engineering, this book provides an interdisciplinary guide to this subject which is suitable for readers from a range of backgrounds. Before tackling the computational approaches, a theoretical understanding of the physical systems is provided that helps readers to fully grasp the significance of the numerical methods. The various models are presented in detail, and advice is provided on how to select the correct model for your application. Provides detailed descriptions of different computational modelling methods for geotechnical applications, including the finite element method, the finite difference method, and the boundary element method Gives readers the latest advice on the use of big data analytics and artificial intelligence in geotechnical engineering Includes case studies to help readers apply the methods described in their own work

Introductory Geotechnical Engineering

Introductory Geotechnical Engineering Book
Author : Hsai-Yang Fang,John L. Daniels
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2006-08-21
ISBN : 0203403525
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Integrating and blending traditional theory with particle-energy-field theory, this book provides a framework for the analysis of soil behaviour under varied environmental conditions. This book explains the why and how of geotechnical engineering in an environmental context. Using both SI and Imperial units, the authors cover: rock mechanics soil mechanics and hydrogeology soil properties and classifications and issues relating to contaminated land. Students of civil, geotechnical and environmental engineering and practitioners unfamiliar with the particle-energy-field concept, will find that this book's novel approach helps to clarify the complex theory behind geotechnics.

Dictionary Geotechnical Engineering W rterbuch GeoTechnik

Dictionary Geotechnical Engineering   W  rterbuch GeoTechnik Book
Author : Herbert Bucksch
Publisher : Springer-Verlag
Release : 2013-03-09
ISBN : 3662033259
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Together, the two volumes of the Dictionary of Geotechnical Engineering (G-E, E-G) contain some 60,000 entries, with common synonyms given in the target language, where available. Similarly, additional explanations help to differentiate the headwords. Apart from general terms used in geology, the dictionary covers the more practical fields within geosciences, the emphasis being placed on mining, soil analysis, reconnaissance geology, geophysics, geomorphology, civil engineering, hydrogeology, hydraulic engineering, geological engineering, cartography, soil deposits, mineralogy, oceanography and surveying.

Geotechnical Engineering for Mine Waste Storage Facilities

Geotechnical Engineering for Mine Waste Storage Facilities Book
Author : Geoffrey E. Blight
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2009-11-16
ISBN : 1134999429
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

The book is a comprehensive treatment of the application of geotechnical engineering to site selection, site exploration, design, operation and closure of mine waste storage facilities.The level and content are suitable as a technical source and reference for practising engineers engaged both in the design and operational management of mine waste s

Reliability and Statistics in Geotechnical Engineering

Reliability and Statistics in Geotechnical Engineering Book
Author : Gregory B. Baecher,John T. Christian
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2005-08-19
ISBN : 0470871253
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Risk and reliability analysis is an area of growing importance in geotechnical engineering, where many variables have to be considered. Statistics, reliability modeling and engineering judgement are employed together to develop risk and decision analyses for civil engineering systems. The resulting engineering models are used to make probabilistic predictions, which are applied to geotechnical problems. Reliability & Statistics in Geotechnical Engineering comprehensively covers the subject of risk and reliability in both practical and research terms * Includes extensive use of case studies * Presents topics not covered elsewhere--spatial variability and stochastic properties of geological materials * No comparable texts available Practicing engineers will find this an essential resource as will graduates in geotechnical engineering programmes.