1st Edition

Characterisation and Engineering Properties of Natural Soils, Two Volume Set Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Characterisation and Engineering Properties of Natural Soils, Singapore, 29 November-1 December 2006

    Following on from the first two volumes, published in 2002, volumes 3 and 4 of Characterisation and Engineering Properties of Natural Soils review laboratory testing, in-situ testing, and methods of characterising natural soil variability, illustrated by actual site data. Less well-documented soil types are highlighted and the various papers take into account location and distribution, engineering geology, composition, state and index properties, structure and engineering properties. Also treated is the quality and reliability of data with reference to methods of sampling and testing, and its relevance to engineering problems.  These volumes will be useful to consulting engineers, geotechnical engineering academics and researchers, and civil engineers and soil scientists.

    Volume 3

    - Overview papers

    - Alluvial clays

    - Marine clays

    - Stiff clays

    - Subject index 

    - Author index

    Volume 4

    - Loess

    - Silts

    - Volcanic soils

    - Residual soils

    - Methane hydrate soils

    - Recent sediments

    - Dealing with variability of natural soils

    - Subject index 

    - Author index 

    - Tables of contents – Volumes 1 and 2 


    Tan, T.S.; Phoon, K.K.; Hight, D.W.; Leroueil, S.

    ...invaluable to any and all who are engaged in the field of geotechnical site characterization and the determination of engineering soil parameters of geomaterials.

    …an invaluable resource for those wishing to calibrate their constitutive soil model, show illustrative examples of site characterization, develop interrelationships between in-situ and laboratory test data, and/or gain an excellent understanding of the nuances and varieties on the complexities of soil behaviour…