The series edited by Willam Powrie draws together a body of carefully selected books with a strong research and scholarly base, and with good practical application.
Soil Nailing A Practical Guide
Introduction to Tunnel Construction
Practical Rock Mechanics
Practical Engineering Geology
By Raymond Cheung, Ken Ho
March 12, 2021
Soil nailing is an in situ soil reinforcement technique that can be used to enhance the stability of slopes, retaining walls, embankments, and excavations. It involves installation of closely spaced, relatively slender unstressed tension-carrying structural elements into the ground to stabilize the...
By Pat M. Cashman, Martin Preene
August 11, 2020
Praise for the Second Edition: "This is the book that the dewatering sector really needs – it is reliably based on sound theory and profound understanding of the physical processes, yet is presented in a very accessible and user-friendly manner. It draws on many, many decades of experience, and yet...
By David Muir Wood
July 22, 2004
Modelling forms an implicit part of all engineering design but many engineers engage in modelling without consciously considering the nature, validity and consequences of the supporting assumptions. Derived from courses given to postgraduate and final year undergraduate MEng students, this book ...
By David Chapman, Nicole Metje, Alfred Stark, David N. Chapman, Nicole Metje, Alfred Stark
December 18, 2017
Tunnelling provides a robust solution to a variety of engineering challenges. It is a complex process, which requires a firm understanding of the ground conditions as well as the importance of ground-structure interaction. This book covers the full range of areas related to tunnel construction ...
By Catherine O'Sullivan
April 16, 2017
Particulate discrete element analysis is becoming increasingly popular for research in geomechanics as well as geology, chemical engineering, powder technology, petroleum engineering and in studying the physics of granular materials. With increased computing power, practising engineers are also ...
By Paul F. McCombie, Jean-Claude Morel, Denis Garnier
September 25, 2015
Take a Detailed Look at the Practice of Drystone Retaining Wall Construction Drystone retaining walls make very efficient use of local materials, and sit comfortably in their environment. They make an important contribution to heritage and to the character of the landscape, and are loved by many ...
By Mike Jefferies, Ken Been
September 21, 2015
A Rigorous and Definitive Guide to Soil Liquefaction Soil liquefaction occurs when soil loses much of its strength or stiffness for a time—usually a few minutes or less—and which may then cause structural failure, financial loss, and even death. It can occur during earthquakes, from static loading...
By Steve Hencher
September 18, 2015
An Ideal Source for Geologists and Others with Little Background in Engineering or Mechanics Practical Rock Mechanics provides an introduction for graduate students as well as a reference guide for practicing engineering geologists and geotechnical engineers. The book considers fundamental ...
By Steve Hencher
January 13, 2012
Steve Hencher presents a broad and fresh view on the importance of engineering geology to civil engineering projects. Practical Engineering Geology provides an introduction to the way that projects are managed, designed and constructed and the ways that the engineering geologist can contribute to ...