Fundamentals of Ground Improvement Engineering
Ground improvement has been one of the most dynamic and rapidly evolving areas of geotechnical engineering and construction over the past 40 years. The need to develop sites with marginal soils has made ground improvement an increasingly important core component of geotechnical engineering curricula. Fundamentals of Ground Improvement Engineering addresses the most effective and latest cutting-edge techniques for ground improvement.
Key ground improvement methods are introduced that provide readers with a thorough understanding of the theory, design principles, and construction approaches that underpin each method. Major topics are compaction, permeation grouting, vibratory methods, soil mixing, stabilization and solidification, cutoff walls, dewatering, consolidation, geosynthetics, jet grouting, ground freezing, compaction grouting, and earth retention.
The book is ideal for undergraduate and graduate-level university students, as well as practitioners seeking fundamental background in these techniques. The numerous problems, with worked examples, photographs, schematics, charts and graphs make it an excellent reference and teaching tool.
1. Introduction to Ground Improvement Engineering
2. Geotechnical Fundamentals
3. Fundamentals of Geosynthetics in Ground Improvement
6. Soil Mixing
8. Slurry Trench Cutoff Walls
9. Ground Improvement Using Geosynthetics
10. Reinforcement in walls, embankments on stiff ground, and soil nailing
11. Additional Techniques in Ground Improvement
12. The Future of Ground Improvement Engineering
"The book, Fundamentals of Ground Improvement Engineering, is a new, up-to-date, comprehensive handbook to introduce the development of ground improvement techniques over the past 40 years.
Overall, the book is valuable to undergraduate and graduate-level university students, as well as practitioners who seek fundamentals of the theory, design principles, and construction approaches of ground improvement techniques."
-Pengpeng Ni, School of Civil Engineering, International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering