Geomodels in Engineering Geology outlines the world's climatic and morphological zones and the changes such environments bring upon the ground. It deals with fundamental aspects of surface soils and geology in relation to their engineering behavior and guides the way that ground investigation can be developed to provide appropriate information needed for design and construction of a project—augmented by case histories and experience of practical problems.
The book provides a valuable systematic guide to the evaluation and understanding of ground and worldwide environmental conditions of sites and their surrounds. This is done through a series of annotated block models and supporting photographs of common geological and geomorphological situations around the world, with basic text explanations and information on each principal block diagram and its annotated photographs.
Ground conditions depend on the climatic, geological, and geomorphological history of the site and its surrounding area. In ground investigation, ground engineering, design and construction, a preliminary study of the local environment (including climate), the landforms, and the geomorphological processes creating and modifying the local landscape is thus required, as well as informed detailed knowledge of the soils and geology, their distribution, properties, and engineering behavior.
Introduction. Part 1: The Underlying Factors Climate and Geology. Part 2: Near-surface Ground Changes. Part 3: Some Basic Geological Environments for Engineering. Part 4: Ground investigation (GI). Part 5: Case Histories and Some Basic Ground Characteristics and Properties. Appendix: Geotechnical Problems Associated with Different Types of Engineering Soils. References. Bibliography. Index.