1st Edition

Developments in Geotechnical Engineering: from Harvard to New Delhi 1936-1994

    This book reviews the developments that have taken place in the field of geotechnical engineering since the first international conference on Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering was held in Harvard University in 1936 until the January 1994 conference in New Delhi, India.

    Developments of theory and practice in geotechnical engineering (including soil sampling, laboratory and field testing, design methods and construction works) 1. Contributions in geotechnical engineering: Soil mechanics and foundation engineering 2. Plasticity analysis in geotechnical engineering: From theory to practice 3. Recent developments in in-situ testing and performance monitoring of soil and rock structures 4. Some unconventional field testing methods for earth materials 5. It took 2000 years of penetration to arrive at the Amap' Sols static-dynamic penetrometer 6. Measurement of ground vibrations 7. Evaluation of in-situ liquefaction resistance of sands based on high-quality undisturbed samples 8. Mechanism in the formation of kink bands 9. State parameter of granular soils 10. Multi-stage triaxial compression test under a constant cell pressure 11. The correlation between some Dutch-cone penetrometer results and soil properties in some areas of Indonesia 12. Horizontal mass permeability of a clay stratum Engineering behaviour of soils (including collapsible and expansive as well as other problematic soils) 13. Effect of coarse inclusions on strength of residual/colluvial soils 14. Experience with swelling and collapsing soils 15. Swelling and collapsible behaviour of arid soils 16. Geomorphology as the prime determinant of current engineering problems in the TamarRiver basin at Launceston 17. The static and dynamic properties of schistous sands 18. Black cotton soils – Highly expansive clays of India Natural hazards and environmental geotechniques 19. Seismic deformations in embankments and slopes 20. Civil engineering use of industrial waste in Japan 21. Seepage study for design of an offshore waste containment bund 22. Liquefaction-induced earth movements and mitigation in an earthquake-prone area 23. Vertical barriers for municipal and hazardous waste containment 24. Decontamination and rehabilitation of contaminated sites 25. Geotechnical risk assessment – Different perspectives 26. Environmental effects on critical strain of rocks 27. Application of satellite technology to environmental geotechnology 28. In-situ testing methods for groundwater contamination studies Embankments, excavations and buried structures 29. Embankments on soft clays, a continuing challenge of misspent efforts 30. Stage construction of embankments on soft soils 31. Unmanned excavation systems in pneumatic caissons 32. Design methodology and experiences with pile supported embankments 33. Innovation in buried infrastructure 34. Warragamba Dam – A case study of environmental implications of the building of a hydraulic structure 35. Experience of design of large dams on soft rocks in Pakistan 36. Some remarks on the stability of towers 37. Remedial treatment for Menjer concrete gravity dam (Indonesia) 38. Efficient driving of precast concrete piles Soil-structure interactions 39. Piles subjected to externally-imposed soil movements 40. Cost-effective use of friction piles in non-cohesive soils 41. Response of block foundations in vertical vibrations 42. Prediction of movement and behavior of sheet pile wall for deep braced cut excavation in soft Bangkok clay 43. Ultimate uplift capacity and shaft resistance of metal piles in clay Ground improvement techniques 44. Use of geotextiles in railway track rehabilitation 45. Japanese reclamation techniques for coastal and offshore areas with soft foundation 46. The 'reinforced soil' in the future of geotechnics 47. Engineering of ground in lowlands 48. Performance of reinforced embankment on soft Bangkok clay with high strength geotextile reinforcement


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