Soil Mechanics Products

  • Rainfall Induced Soil Slope Failure

    Stability Analysis and Probabilistic Assessment

    By Lulu Zhang, Jinhui Li, Xu Li, Jie Zhang, Hong Zhu

    Rainfall-induced landslides occur globally. With global climate change, their frequency is increasing and the consequences are becoming greater. Previous studies focus on a single discipline -- correlating landslides with rainstorms, geomorphology and hydrology to establish a threshold prediction…

    Hardback – 2016-05-18 
    CRC Press

  • Foundation Systems for High-Rise Structures

    By Rolf Katzenbach, Steffen Leppla, Deepankar Choudhury

    The book deals with the geotechnical analysis and design of foundation systems for high-rise buildings and other complex structures with a distinctive soil-structure interaction. The basics of the analysis of stability and serviceability, necessary soil investigations, important technical…

    Hardback – 2016-05-15 
    CRC Press

  • An Introduction to Geosynthetic Engineering

    By Sanjay Kumar Shukla

    The development of the use of polymeric materials in the form of geosynthetics has brought about major changes in the civil engineering industry. Geosynthetics are available in a wide range of compositions appropriate to different applications and environments. Over the past three to four decades,…

    Paperback – 2016-05-05 
    CRC Press

  • Geomechanics in Soil, Rock, and Environmental Engineering

    By John Small

    Utilizes both Computer- and Hand-Based Calculations… Modern practice in geomechanics is becoming increasingly reliant on computer-based software, much of which can be obtained through the Internet. In Geomechanics in Soil, Rock, and Environmental Engineering the application of these numerical…

    Paperback – 2016-03-16 
    CRC Press

  • Soil and Rock Description in Engineering Practice, Second Edition

    By David Norbury

    This is a revised and updated edition of the highly successful first edition. In the intervening period the procedures used in the description of soils and rocks have continued to develop and evolve and this new edition incorporates changes in the national and international standards, BS 5930:2015…

    Hardback – 2016-02-29 
    Whittles Publishing

  • Building on Fill

    Geotechnical Aspects, 3rd Edition

    By Ken Watts, Andrew Charles

    A high proportion of commercial, industrial and housing developments are now built on fills, that is ground that has been deposited by human activity rather than natural geological processes, and the political and commercial impetus to build on ‘brownfield’ land continues to grow. An adequate…

    Paperback – 2015-11-04
    IHS BRE Press

  • Unsaturated Soil Mechanics - from Theory to Practice

    Proceedings of the 6th Asia Pacific Conference on Unsaturated Soils (Guilin, China, 23-26 October 2015)

    Edited by Zhenghan Chen, Changfu Wei, De´an Sun, Xongfu Xu

    In the past decades advances have been made in the research and practice on unsaturated soil mechanics. In 2000 the first Asia-Pacific Conferences on Unsaturated Soils was organized in Singapore. Since then, four conferences have been held under the continued support of the Technical Committee on…

    Hardback – 2015-10-14
    CRC Press

  • Soil Liquefaction

    A Critical State Approach, Second Edition

    By Mike Jefferies, Ken Been

    A Rigorous and Definitive Guide to Soil Liquefaction Soil liquefaction occurs when soil loses much of its strength or stiffness for a time—usually a few minutes or less—and which may then cause structural failure, financial loss, and even death. It can occur during earthquakes, from static loading…

    Hardback – 2015-09-21
    CRC Press
    Applied Geotechnics

  • Volcanic Rocks and Soils

    Edited by Tatiana Rotonda, Manuela Cecconi, Francesco Silvestri, Paolo Tommasi

    Volcanic rocks and soils show a peculiar mechanical behaviour at both laboratory and in-situ scale due to their typical structural characters. Volcanic rocks and soils contains keynote lectures and papers from the International Workshop held in Ischia (Italy), 24-25 September 2015. The book deals…

    Pack - Book & CD – 2015-09-15
    CRC Press

  • Bentonite Clay

    Environmental Properties and Applications

    By Roland Pusch

    Studies the Environmental, Cosmetic, and Pharmaceutical Applications of Bentonite Clay Bentonite clay, of which members of the smectite family of clay minerals are particularly important, has proven to be effective in sealing off wastes from groundwater. Bentonite Clay: Environmental Properties…

    Hardback – 2015-06-09
    CRC Press

  • Soil Mechanics Fundamentals and Applications, Second Edition

    By Isao Ishibashi, Hemanta Hazarika

    How Does Soil Behave and Why Does It Behave That Way? Soil Mechanics Fundamentals and Applications, Second Edition effectively explores the nature of soil, explains the principles of soil mechanics, and examines soil as an engineering material. This latest edition includes all the fundamental…

    Hardback – 2015-03-24
    CRC Press

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