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Ground Improvement Techniques

1st Edition

By Bujang B.K. Huat, Arun Prasad, Sina Kazemian, Vivi Anggraini

CRC Press

400 pages

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Hardback: 9781138541030
pub: 2019-08-01
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This book provides a review of problems during design and construction on problematic soils. Design methods, site investigation, construction and analysis of the various improvement methods available are explained and discussed. Various regions may have different soils with geotechnical problems that differ from those faced in other regions. For example, in Southeast Asia, the common geotechnical problems are those associated with construction on soft clays and organic soils, while in the arid region of the Middle East, problems are generally associated with the desert soils. In the US, the problems are associated with organic soils, expansive and collapsing soils, and shale. Laterite and lateritic soils are especially problematic in Mexico. Similarly, in Europe, for example, the geotechnical problems are associated with loess (France), and organic soil (Germany). A detailed description of various methods of ground improvement has been provided in 11 chapters. Each chapter deals not only with a description of the method but also focuses on region-specific ground problems and suitable ground improvement techniques. Case studies have also been included. One general chapter is dedicated to site investigation, instrumentation, assessment and control. This book will be of value to students and professionals in the fields of civil and geotechnical engineering, as well as to soil scientists and engineering geologists.

Table of Contents

Geotechnical problems around the world. Field compaction method. Vibro-floatation and dynamic compaction. Replacement method, stage construction, preloading and drainage. Soil reinforcement. Shallow stabilization. Deep stabilization using chemical additives. Stabilization using light weight fills. Ground improvement using grouting …

About the Authors

Bujang B.K. Huat graduated from the Polytechnic of Central London, UK in 1983, and obtained his MSc and PhD at the Imperial College London and the Victoria University Manchester, UK in 1986 and 1991 respectively. He has spent his professional career as a Professor in Geotechnical Engineering, at the Department of Civil Engineering, Universiti Putra Malaysia, one of Malaysia’s five research universities. Currently he serves as the Dean of School of Graduate Studies of the same university. His special area of interest is in the field of geotechnical and geological engineering, especially peat, and slope engineering; he has authored and co-authored 18 books, edited ten conference proceedings, and published more than 100 journal and conference proceedings papers in the field of soil mechanics and foundation engineering.

Arun Prasad is Associate Professor of Geotechnical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University), India. He graduated with a BSc in Civil Engineering in 1986 from Utkal University, India; he obtained his MSc and PhD from Sambalpur University and Devi Ahilya University, India in 1989 and 2000 respectively. He worked as Post-Doctoral Researcher at Universiti Putra Malaysia during 2009–10. His special area of research is the soil stabilization of soft and contaminated soils. He has co-authored three books and co-edited a book in the field of Geotechnical Engineering, and has published more than 60 papers in journals and conference proceedings.

Sina Kazemian is Assistant Professor at the Civil Engineering department of Payame Noor University (PNUM), I.R. of Iran. He obtained his PhD (with distinction) in Geotechnical and Geological Engineering from Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) and achieved recognition of excellence during his PhD viva; his name was inscribed in the 'Hall of Fame’’ at UPM. He has worked as a lecturer/researcher at Azad University of Bojnourd, Iran and at Structure Civil Geotechnics (SCG) Co., Malaysia. Currently, he is also the Principal Geotechnical Engineer and technical associate of Kavosh Pay Co. in Iran. To date he has published more than 100 papers in reputed journals and conference proceedings.

Vivi Anggraini is a full-time teaching & research staff member at Monash University (Malaysia campus), and a registered professional engineer (P.Eng). She has been conducting research in the areas of soil reinforcement, geo-materials, soil science, sustainable soil liners and ground improvement. She is the recipient of International travel grant Malaysia-Australia, Monash University grants and Ministry of higher Education Malaysia grant scheme. She is a part-time geotechnical engineer at the G&P Geotechnics Sdn Bhd.

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