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Applied Geotechnics

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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.

10 Series Titles

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High Resolution Pressuremeters and Geotechnical Engineering The Measurement of Small Things

High Resolution Pressuremeters and Geotechnical Engineering: The Measurement of Small Things

1st Edition

By John Hughes, Robert Whittle
November 17, 2022

High Resolution Pressuremeters and Geotechnical Engineering focuses on pressuremeters with internal transducers that allow measurement of strength, stiffness and in situ reference stress. It outlines the principles and the basics of the technology, gives guidance on good practice and making ...

Soil Nailing A Practical Guide

Soil Nailing: A Practical Guide

1st Edition

By Raymond Cheung, Ken Ho
September 30, 2022

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...

Groundwater Lowering in Construction A Practical Guide to Dewatering

Groundwater Lowering in Construction: A Practical Guide to Dewatering

3rd Edition

By Pat Cashman, Martin Preene
March 15, 2022

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...

Geotechnical Modelling

Geotechnical Modelling

1st Edition

By David Muir Wood
September 24, 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 ...

Introduction to Tunnel Construction

Introduction to Tunnel Construction

2nd Edition

By 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 ...

Particulate Discrete Element Modelling A Geomechanics Perspective

Particulate Discrete Element Modelling: A Geomechanics Perspective

1st Edition

By Catherine O'Sullivan
March 31, 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 ...

Soil Liquefaction A Critical State Approach, Second Edition

Soil Liquefaction: A Critical State Approach, Second Edition

2nd Edition

By Mike Jefferies, Ken Been
October 05, 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...

Drystone Retaining Walls Design, Construction and Assessment

Drystone Retaining Walls: Design, Construction and Assessment

1st Edition

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 ...

Practical Rock Mechanics

Practical Rock Mechanics

1st Edition

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 ...

Practical Engineering Geology

Practical Engineering Geology

1st Edition

By Steve Hencher
February 16, 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 ...

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