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Chapter 1: Basic characteristics of soils

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Each flashcard contains a definition of a key term from the book. Guess the term being described before “flipping” the card to check your answer.

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Compaction plant (document):
This links to a product catalogue from BOMAG (a supplier of compaction plant) showing images of the various types of compactor and describing their capabilities in detail.

http://www.bomag.com/world/media/pdf/WM9703_0403_rdr.pdf

Geo-photo album (images):
This website contains a range of images of geotechnical constructions and failures which may be freely used for educational purposes. Please select the ‘Compaction’ link for images relating to this chapter.

http://cee.engr.ucdavis.edu/faculty/boulanger/geo_photo_album/GeoPhoto.html

Chapter 2: Seepage

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Teton dam failure, USA (website):
This links to a website containing further information about the Teton dam failure discussed in Section 2.9 and shown in Figure 2.18.

http://www.geol.ucsb.edu/faculty/sylvester/Teton_Dam/welcome_dam.html

Geo-photo album (images):
This website contains a range of images of geotechnical constructions and failures which may be freely used for educational purposes. Please select the ‘Embankment dams’ and ‘Erosion & piping’ links for images relating to this chapter.

http://cee.engr.ucdavis.edu/faculty/boulanger/geo_photo_album/GeoPhoto.html

Chapter 3: Effective stress

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Liquefaction damage, Japan (video):
This video shows observations of damage due to seismic liquefaction during the Japanese earthquake in March 2011.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GviJkVEMfwQ

Chapter 4

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Each flashcard contains a definition of a key term from the book. Guess the term being described before “flipping” the card to check your answer.

Chapter 5: Soil behaviour in shear

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Triaxial sample preparation (video):
This video shows the preparation of a triaxial sample for testing, starting from a trimmed sample. The addition of radial drainage strips, placement of the membrane, cell assembly and filling is shown.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiAzJAffbLo

Rissa landslide, Norway (video):
This video, produced by the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI), chronicles the events of 1978 when a huge landslide occurred in the sensitive clays at Rissa (discussed in Section 5.6 and shown in Figure 5.27).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3q-qfNlEP4A

Rissa landslide, Norway (document):
This document accompanies the above video, providing greater geotechnical detail on the causes of the Rissa landslide
.
http://www.ngi.no/upload/6485/Rissa_Quick_Clay_slide_NGI%20Publ.135.pdf

Chapter 6: Ground investigation

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Each flashcard contains a definition of a key term from the book. Guess the term being described before “flipping” the card to check your answer.

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Desk study resources (website):
Historical/archived borehole and other geological data may be downloaded from this site to assist in the desk study phase of a ground investigation.

http://www.bgs.ac.uk/services/NGDC/records/home.html

Geo-photo album (images):
This website contains a range of images of geotechnical constructions and failures which may be freely used for educational purposes. Please select the ‘Site characterization’ link for images relating to this chapter.
http://cee.engr.ucdavis.edu/faculty/boulanger/geo_photo_album/GeoPhoto.html

Chapter 7: In-situ testing

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Each flashcard contains a definition of a key term from the book. Guess the term being described before “flipping” the card to check your answer.

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Marchetti Dilatometer Test (DMT) (website):
This website contains a variety of documentation and published research concerning the Marchetti Dilatometer Test, DMT (an in-situ test which is not covered in great detail in the main text).

http://www.marchetti-dmt.it/

Geo-photo album (images):
This website contains a range of images of geotechnical constructions and failures which may be freely used for educational purposes. Please select the ‘Site characterization’ link for images relating to this chapter.

http://cee.engr.ucdavis.edu/faculty/boulanger/geo_photo_album/GeoPhoto.html

Chapter 8: Shallow foundations

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Each flashcard contains a definition of a key term from the book. Guess the term being described before “flipping” the card to check your answer.

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ABC-Analysis of Bearing Capacity (software):
This piece of software performs analysis of bearing capacity using the Method of Characteristics (a Lower-bound limit analysis technique). A comprehensive user manual may also be downloaded from this page.
http://www-civil.eng.ox.ac.uk/people/cmm/software/abc/

Geo-photo album (images):
This website contains a range of images of geotechnical constructions and failures which may be freely used for educational purposes. Please select the ‘Foundations – Shallow’ link for images relating to this chapter.

http://cee.engr.ucdavis.edu/faculty/boulanger/geo_photo_album/GeoPhoto.html

LimitState:GEO (software):
This commercially available piece of software performs analysis of bearing capacity using the Discontinuity Layout Optimisation technique (an Upper-bound limit analysis technique, which produces an optimised mechanism).

http://www.limitstate.com/geo

Chapter 9: Deep foundations

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CFA piling (video):
This video shows the construction of a CFA pile at an urban site (London, UK), including boring, extraction of spoil and filling with concrete, and placement of the reinforcement cage.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=li9S3TPgs7M

Driven piling – steel tubular (video):
This video shows the complete installation process of driven steel tubular piles for a bridge project at Framingham, MA, USA.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8C_0HmDRIKo

Driven piling – square precast reinforced concrete (video):
This video shows the installation of driven precast concrete piles at Shannon International Airport, Republic of Ireland.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4y_doAD1SM

Static pile load test failure (video):
This video, from local news in Singapore, shows what can go wrong when performing static load tests with kentledge.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14JM2-Yj2bY

Geo-photo album (images):
This website contains a range of images of geotechnical constructions and failures which may be freely used for educational purposes. Please select the ‘Foundations – Deep’ link for images relating to this chapter.

http://cee.engr.ucdavis.edu/faculty/boulanger/geo_photo_album/GeoPhoto.html

Chapter 10

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Each flashcard contains a definition of a key term from the book. Guess the term being described before “flipping” the card to check your answer.

Chapter 11: Retaining structures

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Each flashcard contains a definition of a key term from the book. Guess the term being described before “flipping” the card to check your answer.

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Diaphragm wall construction (video):
This video shows the excavation of diaphragm wall panels under slurry support, within a secant-piled deep excavation at Bologna, Italy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jT8KHhfHlEU

Steel sheet piling installation (video):
This video shows the installation of a new section of steel sheet piling being installed to extend an existing section of wall.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNkKfJyk_xw

Geo-photo album (images):
This website contains a range of images of geotechnical constructions and failures which may be freely used for educational purposes. Please select the ‘Retaining structures’ and ‘Excavations’ links for images relating to this chapter.

http://cee.engr.ucdavis.edu/faculty/boulanger/geo_photo_album/GeoPhoto.html

Chapter 12: Stability of self-supporting soil masses

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Each flashcard contains a definition of a key term from the book. Guess the term being described before “flipping” the card to check your answer.

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Slope failure (video):
This dramatic video shows a large landslide in progress in Calabria, Italy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zl7_OMqOZbo

Geo-photo album (images):
This website contains a range of images of geotechnical constructions and failures which may be freely used for educational purposes. Please select the ‘Landslides’ and ‘Underground structures’ links for images relating to this chapter.

http://cee.engr.ucdavis.edu/faculty/boulanger/geo_photo_album/GeoPhoto.html

Chapter 13

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Each flashcard contains a definition of a key term from the book. Guess the term being described before “flipping” the card to check your answer.