1st Edition

Soft Soil Engineering
Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Soft Soil Engineering, Vancouver, Canada, 4-6 October 2006



ISBN 9780415422802
Published September 28, 2006 by CRC Press
787 Pages

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Book Description

Soft soils present particular challenges to engineers and an understanding of the specific characteristics of these soils is indispensable. Laboratory techniques such as numerical modelling, theoretical analysis and constitutive modelling give new insights into soft soil material behaviour, while large-scale testing in the field provides important information in areas such as slope stability and soft soil improvements.

This collection of papers from the Fourth International Conference on Soft Soil Engineering, Vancouver, 2006, presents an international appraisal of current research and new advances in engineering practices, illustrating the theory with relevant case studies. Geotechnical professionals, engineers, academics and researchers working in the areas of soft ground engineering and soft soil engineering will find this a valuable book.

Table of Contents

Preface

Organizing Committee

Keynote papers

Embankment and dams

Foundation

Large scale experiment and case study

Material behaviour

Numerical modelling and theoretical development

Slope stability and landslide

Soil improvement

Theoretical analysis and constitutive modelling

Author index

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