Characteristics of Geologic Materials and Formations: A Field Guide for Geotechnical Engineers, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Characteristics of Geologic Materials and Formations

A Field Guide for Geotechnical Engineers, 1st Edition

By Roy E. Hunt

CRC Press

387 pages | 189 B/W Illus.

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Properly understanding and characterizing geologic materials and formations is vital for making critical engineering decisions. Identifying and classifying rock masses and soil formations allows reasonable estimation of their characteristic properties. Comprising chapters from the second edition of the revered Geotechnical Engineering Investigation Handbook, Characteristics of Geologic Materials and Formations provides a basis for recognizing, identifying, and classifying the various rock and soil types.

With clear, concise, and hands-on guidance, this book describes these rock and soil types in terms of their origin, mode of occurrence, and structural features in situ and presents the typical characteristics that are of engineering significance. It also explains the elements that affect surface and subsurface water engineering in terms of controlling floods, erosion, subsurface flow, and seepage, as well as for water conservation. Supplying important correlations used to estimate engineering and geologic properties, the book presents correlations for intact rock, rock masses, and soil formations throughout the chapters and condenses this information into a convenient summary table in an appendix.

Eliminate the need to search through narrow volumes or large handbooks with Characteristics of Geologic Materials and Formations: A Field Guide for Geotechnical Engineers, a convenient and complete guide to the techniques you need.

Table of Contents

ROCK AND SOIL: IDENTIFICATION AND CLASSIFICATION

Introduction

Rocks

Soils

References

Further Reading

ROCK-MASS CHARACTERISTICS

Introduction

Original Rock-Mass Forms

Deformation by Folding

Jointing

Faults

Residual Stresses

Alteration of Rock

References

Further Reading

SOIL FORMATIONS: GEOLOGIC CLASSES AND CHARACTERISTICS

Introduction

Residual Stresses

Colluvial Deposits

Alluvial Deposits

Eolian Deposits

Glacial Deposits

Secondary Deposits

Pedological Soils and Plant Indicators

References

Further Reading

WATER: SURFACE AND SUBSURFACE

Introduction

Surface Water

Subsurface Water (Groundwater)

Groundwater and Seepage Control

Environmental Conservation

References

Further Reading

APPENDIX A: ENGINEERING PROPERTIES OF GEOLOGIC MATERIALS: DATA AND CORRELATIONS

APPENDIX B: THE EARTH AND GEOLOGIC HISTORY

Significance to the Engineer

The Earth

Global Tectonics

Geologic History

References

Further Reading

INDEX

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TEC009020
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Civil / General