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1st Edition

Practical Engineering Geology and Practical Rock Mechanics Set

ISBN 9781138035188
Published September 5, 2016 by CRC Press
824 Pages

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Book Description

This two volume set includes- Practical Engineering Geology provides an introduction to the way that projects are managed, designed and constructed and the ways that the engineering geologist can contribute to cost-effective and safe project achievement. The need for a holistic view of geological materials, from soil to rock, and of geological history is emphasised. Chapters address key aspects of Geology for engineering and ground modelling, Site investigation and testing of geological materials, Geotechnical parameters, Design of slopes, tunnels, foundations and other engineering structures, Identifying hazards and Avoiding unexpected ground conditions. An Ideal Source for Geologists and Others with Little Background in Engineering or Mechanics Practical Rock Mechanics provides an introduction for graduate students as well as a reference guide for practicing engineering geologists and geotechnical engineers. The book considers fundamental geological processes that give rise to the nature of rock masses and control their mechanical behavior. Stresses in the earth's crust are discussed and methods of measurement and prediction explained. Ways to investigate, describe, test, and characterize rocks in the laboratory and at project scale are reviewed. The application of rock mechanics principles to the design of engineering structures including tunnels, foundations, and slopes is addressed. The book is illustrated throughout with simple figures and photographs, and important concepts are illustrated by modern case examples. Mathematical equations are kept to the minimum necessary and are explained fully the book leans towards practice rather than theory. This text: Addresses the principles of rock mechanics as it applies to both structural geology and engineering practice Demonstrates the importance of and methods of geological characterisation to rock engineering Examines the standard methods of rock mechanics testing and measurement as well as interpretation of data in practice Explains connections between main parameters both empirically as well as on the basis of scientific theory Provides examples of the practice of rock mechanics to major engineering projects Practical Rock Mechanics teaches from first principles and aids readers understanding of the concepts of stress and stress transformation and the practical application of rock mechanics theory.

Table of Contents

Practical Engineering - Engineering Geology, Introduction to Civil Engineering Projects, Geology and Ground Models, Site Investigation, Geotechnical Parameters, Analysis, Design and Construction, Unexpected Ground Conditions and How to Avoid Them: Case Examples. Practical Rock Mechanics- Introduction to rock mechanics, Fundamental mechanics, Geological processes and the nature of rock masses, Hydrogeology of rock masses, Characterising rock for engineering purposes, Properties and parameters for design, Foundations on rock, Rock slopes, Underground excavations.

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Steve Hencher is a Director of consulting engineers Halcrow and Research Professor of Engineering Geology at the University of Leeds.