136 pages | 30 B/W Illus.
The study of the solid part of the earth on which structures are built is an essential part of the training of a civil engineer. Geotechnical processes such as drilling, pumping and injection techniques enhance the viability of many construction processes by improving ground conditions.
Highlighting the ground investigation necessary for the process, the likely improvement in strength of treated ground and testing methods An Introduction to Geotechnical Processes covers the elements of ground treatment and improvement, from the control of groundwater, drilling and grouting to ground anchors and electro-chemical hardening.
'…delivers what it promises…will certainly appeal to students wishing to grasp the main principles and applications… the reader who absorbs the knowledge transmitted within the pages of this slim volume will be well prepared for dealing in a practical way with problematic ground encountered on site.'
Mike Rosenbaum Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology
'An absolutely first class book, in content and style.' – Lecturer, Edge Hill University
1. Ground Investigation 2. Decision-Making Charts 3. Groundwater Control: General Considerations 4. Groundwater Control: Removal Methods 5. Groundwater Control: Exclusion Methods 6. Ground Improvement 7. Ground Improvement by Grouting 8. Cavity Stabilisation 9. Ground Anchors 10. Pile Grouting 11. Plant for Geotechnical Processes