BOOKS OF GEOTECHNICAL INTEREST WITH FULLTEXT ONLINE
RECENT BOOKS OF GEOTECHNICAL INTEREST
Contact the USUCGER Webmaster to submit an announcement Principles and Practice of Ground Improvement Soil Mechanics Fundamentals Hillslope Hydrology and
Stability Geotechnical and Geophysical Site Characterization 4 Computational Methods in Elasticity and Plasticity:
Solids and Porous Media Geotechnical Laboratory Measurements for Engineers
Slope stability and erosion control: Ecotechnological solutions Deformational Characteristics of Geomaterials: Proceedings of the Fourth International Symposium on the Deformation Characteristics of Geomaterials Behaviour of CFA, Driven and Bored Piles in Residual Soil Geotechnical & Geophysical Site Characterization (Additional Information) Unsaturated Soil Mechanics (Additional Information) Characterization and Engineering Properties of Natural Soils (TOC) Plasticity
and Geotechnics Geotechnical
Modelling Ground
Improvement Case Histories Geotechnical
& Geophysical Site Characterization Plasticity
and Geomechanics Hydromechanical
Aspects and Unsaturated Flow in Jointed Rock, Cavity
Expansion Methods in Geomechanics Introduction
to Discrete Signals and Inverse Problems in Civil Engineering Soils and Waves: Particulate Materials Behavior, Characterization and Process
Monitoring Soil
Mechanics and Foundations, 2nd Edition Geosynthetic
Engineering Earth Anchors Theoretical Foundation Engineering Limit Analysis and Soil Plasticity
Robert D. Holtz, Barry R. Christopher, Ryan R. Berg This is a comprehensive handbook on design, selection, testing, specification, and construction with geosynthetics. This handbook will enable engineers to correctly identify and evaluate potential applications of geosynthetics as an alternative to other construction methods and as a means to solve construction problems. Chapters on specific applications are presented in an easy to use format. Application chapters present stepbystep design procedures, example problems, economic considerations, specification guides and examples, installation procedures, field inspection guidelines, and detailed references. The following applications are addressed:
This handbook is an expanded and updated version of the 1995 Federal Highways Administrationis Geosynthetic Design and Construction Guidelines (NHI's course participants' notebook) by the same authors. This is a very valuable handbook for all those who need to be informed and knowledgeable about the current practice of geosynthetic engineering. 452 pages; hard cover; 89 figures, 30 tables, ISBN 0921095201; $84.00 CDN/$73.05 US Order from: BiTech Publishers Ltd. Introduction to Discrete Signals and Inverse Problems in Civil Engineering J. Carlos Santamarina and Dante Fratta ASCE Press announces the release of Introduction to Discrete Signals and Inverse Problems in Civil Engineering, designed to introduce procedures for the analysis of signals and the characterization of systems in civil engineering. This new introductory text brings together both signal processing technology and inverse problem solving methodology in one volume reflecting their interwebbed participation in civil engineering applications. In a clear and practical manner, it presents the prominent concepts of two topics at the core of several fastgrowing civil engineering disiciplines. Its format presents the essentials that underlie the most dependable procedures in the industry. The many features of this 344 page text makes it an essential source in civil engineering: Conceptual demonstrations, fundamental equations, numerous figures facilitate the understanding of the main concepts, stepbystep implementation procedures outline computation algorithms and experimental methods, chapter exercises demonstrate the application of procedures and endofchapter summaries highlight the most important ideas. Fully indexed, it also contains a select list of references and features a web site which includes Mathcad programs used to generate the text's figures, concepts and procedures, supplementary examples and applications and errata.
A Web Site Dedicated to this book!The site is organized in chapters following the structure of the book. Each chapter includes the following:
URL: http://www.ce.gatech.edu/~carlos/laboratory/publication/publication.htm
Review Copies:A limited number of copies of this new book are available for full length reviews. Contact Chandra Briggman at 7032956266 Introduction to Discrete Signals and Inverse Problems in Civil Engineering
Introduction to Discrete Signals and Inverse Problems in Civil Engineering
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SOILS AND WAVES Particulate Materials Behavior, Characterization and Process Monitoring J. C. Santamarina , K.A. Klein and M.A. Fam (2001) John Wiley and Sons, Ltd (488 pages)The book is divided into five parts. The first part dwells on the problem of scale and includes a general introduction to materials. In the second part, the behavior of soils and particulate materials is reviewed, with emphasis on the microscale interpretation of macroscale behavior. Fundamental differences between fine and coarse particulate materials are highlighted. The third and fourth parts center on the propagation of mechanical and electromagnetic waves in soils, addressing phenomena such as stiffness, polarization and losses. These two units include laboratory techniques to measure the elastic and electromagnetic spectral response of soils, and an extensive compilation of experimental data. Finally, the fifth part applies elastic and electromagnetic waves to monitoring process in soils. Emphasis is placed on clear, simple analyses and explanations. Soil Mechanics and Foundations, 2nd Edition Muni Budhu (Univ. of Arizona) Table of Contents:
Cavity Expansion Methods in Geomechanics HaiSui Yu Cavity expansion theory is a simple theory that has found many applications in geotechnical engineering. In particular, it has been used widely to analyse problems relating to deep foundations, insitu testing, underground excavation and tunnelling, and wellbore instability. Although much research has been carried out in this field, all the major findings are reported in the form of reports and articles published in technical journals and conference proceedings. To facilitate applications and further development of cavity expansion theory, there is a need for the geotechnical community to have a single volume presentation of cavity expansion theory and its applications in solid and rock mechanics. This book is the first attempt to summarise and present, in one volume, the major developments achieved to date in the field of cavity expansion theory and its applications in geomechanics. Audience: Although it is intended primarily as a reference book for civil, mining and petroleum engineers who are interested in cavity expansion methods, the solutions presented in the book will also be of interest to students and researchers in the fields of applied mechanics and mechanical engineering. Contents: Foreword (by J.K. Mitchell). Preface. 1. Introduction. Part 1: Fundamental Solutions. 2. Elastic Solutions. 3. ElasticPerfectly Plastic Solutions. 4. Critical State Solutions 5. Further Elastoplastic Solutions 6. TimeDependent Solutions 7. Finite Elements Solutions. Part II: Geotechnical Applications. 8. InSitu Soil Testing. 9. Pile Foundations and Earth Anchors. 10. Underground Excavations and Tunnelling. 11. Wellbore Instability. Index. October 2000, 404pp. Available at a reduced price for course adoption when ordering six copies or more. Please contact Customer Services (services@wkap.nl) for further details.
Geotechnical & Geophysical Site Characterization Edited by Antonio Viana da Fonseca and Paul W. Mayne. The proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Site Characterization
(ISC2) is a collection of 217 papers in both 2volume hard copy and
searchable CD rom formats (total of 1910 pages) on topics covering
drilling & sampling, insitu testing, interpretation, novel devices,
geophysical techniques, and comparisons of various exploratory methods
for ground characterization. The ISC2 was successfully held in Porto,
Portugal on Sept 1922, 2004 with 530 attendees from across the globe.
Eleven special invited key lectures were given by Fernando Schnaid
(Brazil), Mark Randolph (Australia), Peter Robertson (Canada), AnBin
Huang (SE Asia), Antonio Correia (Portugal), Rainer Massarsch (Sweden),
Ken Stokoe (USA), Satoru Shibuya (Japan), Paolo Simonini (Italy),
Jorgen Steenfelt (Denmark), and Paulo Marinos (Portugal), as well
as the special James K. Mitchell Lecture given by Prof. HaiSui Yu
(United Kingdom). The conference was organized and promoted by the
ISSMGE Technical Committee TC 16 (Ground Property Characterization
by InSitu Testing: www.geoforum.com/tc16
) in cooperation with TC 10 (Geophysics). The books are available
from Millpress in Rotterdam: www.millpress.com Geotechnical
Modelling WEBSITE: http://www.tandf.co.uk/books/ Contents: Abstract from BREBookshop.com: Modelling forms an implicit part of all engineering design but many geotechnical engineers are insufficiently aware of the assumptions they make, or the nature and consequences of those assumptions. This book will enable practicing engineers to make informed decisions concerning soil model, boundary conditions, and the choice of elements in Finite Element models. It is also ideal for geograd students and continuing professional development short courses.
