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Design and Performance of Embankments on Very Soft Soils

Design and Performance of Embankments on Very Soft Soils Author Márcio de Souza S. Almeida
ISBN-10 9780203657799
Release 2013-09-03
Pages 228
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Embankment construction projects on very soft soil often give rise to serious problems. This volume on geotechnics and soft soil engineering therefore treats all phases of the design and construction process exhaustively, from the first investigation step to the monitoring of constructed work. The book presents the development concepts necessary for the project stages and discusses in great detail construction methods, displacement estimations, stability analyses, monitoring, and various other aspects involved. Extensive attention is furthermore paid to the application of geosynthetics as a tool to improve the stability of soft soils and embankments. Including various tables and practical data for many geographical areas in the world, this reference volume is essential reading for engineers and researchers in geotechnical engineering, construction, and related disciplines.



Performance of Reinforced Soil Structures

Performance of Reinforced Soil Structures Author Alan McGown
ISBN-10 0727716379
Release 1991-01-01
Pages 485
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This volume discusses all aspects of the performance of reinforced soil structures and offers innovative design solutions to ensure the successful behaviour of these structures. It analyses the theory, design and construction influences on the performance and reinforced soil structures, providing a wealth of comparative state-of-the-art technical data.



Ground Improvement Case Histories

Ground Improvement Case Histories Author Buddhima Indraratna
ISBN-10 9780081002391
Release 2015-05-27
Pages 838
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Written by a group of international contributors, Ground Improvement Case Histories: Embankments with Special Reference to Soil Consolidation and Other Physical Methods, employs the use of case-histories to illustrate and apply equations, numerical methods and technology to undertake even the most complicated ground improvement projects. In this book, each case-history provides an overview of the specific technology followed by field applications and in some cases comprehensive back-analysis through numerical modelling. Specific embankment case-histories with special reference to soil consolidation included are: Ballina Bypass (Australia), Tianjin Port (China), Second Bangkok International Airport (Thailand), Changi East reclamation (Singapore), Maizuru-Wakasa Expressway (Japan) and Colombo Airport Expressway, Sri Lanka. Other physical methods include performance of stone columns at Penny’s Bay reclamation in Hong Kong and PCC piles for highway and high-speed railway construction in China, among others. Provides a wealth of contributor-generated case histories from all over the world Includes an abundance of illustrations and worked out examples All inclusive discussion of preloading, vertical drains and vacuums applications Features case-histories regarding sand and gravel piles, stone columns and other Rigid Inclusions



Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering Handbook

Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering Handbook Author R. Kerry Rowe
ISBN-10 9781461517290
Release 2012-12-06
Pages 1087
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Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering Handbook has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering Handbook also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering Handbook book for free.



Excavations and Foundations in Soft Soils

Excavations and Foundations in Soft Soils Author Oliver Reul
ISBN-10 9783540328957
Release 2006-07-01
Pages 576
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The book reviews recent developments and research results on excavations and foundations found in and on soft soil deposits. It gives an overview of the material properties of soft soils and offers new foundation improvement techniques in road and railways. It also examines different types of foundations and stabilization methods. The book will serve both practicing and research engineers in the field of geotechnical engineering.



Embankments on Organic Soils

Embankments on Organic Soils Author J. Hartlén
ISBN-10 0080530818
Release 1996-11-08
Pages 423
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More and more civil engineering constructions are being built on soft soils. As areas with better foundations are used up the necessity to be able to build structures on soft soils increases. The most troublesome of soft soils are organic soils due mainly to their high compressibility (much higher than in mineral soils), and also their very low shear strength. The large diversity of organic soils with respect to their origin as well as their properties make classification, testing, and engineering prediction of behaviour, very difficult. For this reason, engineers try, in general, to avoid constructing on deep layers of organic soils. If forced, by necessity, to do so, they manage with light structures e.g. embankments or low buildings. The authors of this book have been involved in a joint research project on the testing of embankments on organic soils. This was carried out in the North-Western part of Poland by the Swedish Geotechnical Institute and the Department of Geotechnics of Warsaw Agricultural University. The results of their research is presented in this new book and provides a valuable insight into this growing area in the field of engineering geology.



Underwater Embankments on Soft Soil

Underwater Embankments on Soft Soil Author William F. Van Impe
ISBN-10 9780203946299
Release 2007-05-10
Pages 139
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Ground improvement is an established technique in foundation engineering. In recent decades, modern methods of ground improvement have utilised explosives, impact energy, thermal treatment of the soil, vacuum consolidation, vibratory compaction technologies, stabilization and solidification of soft soils, as well as combined systems of ingenious grouting systems and deep mixing technique. Internationally, deep mixing techniques are often the chosen method for dealing with increasingly-demanding foundation problems. Initial experiences, using inventive new developments of soft soil deep mixing technologies and various advanced high pressure mixing methods, have proved successful both onshore and offshore. This publication illustrates a challenging example, sited in the Port of Antwerp, Belgium, of the design and construction of a large underwater embankment on very soft soil. This text will be a valuable reference case history for the geotechnical engineer, both from the academic's as well as from the practitioner’s point of view.



Soft Soil Engineering

Soft Soil Engineering Author A.K.L. Kwong
ISBN-10 9026518668
Release 2001-01-01
Pages 720
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This volume contains seven keynote lectures and over 100 technical contributions by scientists, researchers, engineers and students from more than 25 countries and regions worldwide on the subject of soft soil engineering.



Geotechnics of Soft Soils Focus on Ground Improvement

Geotechnics of Soft Soils  Focus on Ground Improvement Author Minna Karstunen
ISBN-10 0203883330
Release 2008-08-25
Pages 456
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Natural soft soils are very complex materials. As construction activities increasingly take place in poor ground conditions, ground improvement is often required. However, design practices for ground improvement were for long at best crude and conservative, and at worst unsafe. Although new construction and field observation techniques have been developed to ensure that geotechnical structures such as embankments, tunnels and deep excavations can be built safely under these difficult conditions, design is still predominantly based on empirical rules and simplifying assumptions. Since 2000 increased computer power has made systematic numerical studies utilising the 3D finite element method more and more possible. This enabled the investigation of complex soil-structure interaction mechanisms associated with ground improvement problems. The EC-funded Research Training Network ‘Soft Clay Modelling for Engineering Practice (SCMEP), was set up to develop improved constitutive and numerical models to assist in geotechnical design on soft clays, and made significant advances in theory backed up with substantial experimental programmes (2000-2004). The EC-funded Marie Curie Research Training Network AMGISS (Advanced Modelling of Ground Improvement on Soft Soils) continued the research by the SCMEP network, focussing on modelling ground improvement systems. The aim of the AMGISS network is to develop advanced numerical modelling techniques for analysing the coupled hydro-mechanical behaviour of ground improvement systems on soft soils utilising advanced constitutive modelling, physical modelling and 2D, enhanced 2D and 3D numerical modelling techniques. The motivation of the 2nd International Workshop on Geotechnics of Soft Soils, organised by the AMGISS network (3-5 September 2008, Glasgow, Scotland), was to bring together practitioners and academics to discuss recent developments in soft soil modelling, focussing on ground improvement. This volume is a collection of papers from the workshop, and discusses the state-of-the-art in soft soil modelling and design, with particular emphasis on ground improvement applications, involving contibutions both from academia and industry. The topics included cover: Modelling (constitutive modelling, numerical modelling, and physical modelling), Design and Application (focusing mainly on embankments and foundations), and Ground Improvement (preloading and consolidation methods, column methods, piles and micropiles, and other ground improvement methods). Geotechnics of Soft Soils - Focus on Ground Improvement will prove to be invaluable to research students, academics and practitioners, working in geotechnical design on soft soils.



New Techniques on Soft Soils

New Techniques on Soft Soils Author Márcio Almeida
ISBN-10 9788579750687
Release
Pages 344
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New Techniques on Soft Soils is a compilation of the lectures and keynote lectures presented at the Symposium on New Techniques for Design and Construction in Soft Clays held in Guarujá, Brazil, between May 22 and 23, 2010. The book covers a wide range of updated techniques on several topics, such as site investigation, vertical drains, surcharge, piled embankment, granular piles, deep mixing, monitoring and performance.



Foundation Design Codes and Soil Investigation in View of International Harmonization and Performance Based Design

Foundation Design Codes and Soil Investigation in View of International Harmonization and Performance Based Design Author Y. Honjo
ISBN-10 9058093816
Release 2002-01-01
Pages 427
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The contributions contained in these proceedings are divided into three main sections: theme lectures presented during the pre-workshop lecture series; keynote lectures and other contributed papers; and a translation of the Japanese geotechnical design code.



Soft Soil Engineering

Soft Soil Engineering Author Dave H. Chan
ISBN-10 1439833923
Release 2006-09-28
Pages 786
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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.



Ground Improvement Case Histories

Ground Improvement Case Histories Author Buddhima Indraratna
ISBN-10 9780081006993
Release 2015-06-16
Pages 796
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Written by an international group of contributors, Ground Improvement Case Histories: Compaction, Grouting and Geosynthetics provides over 700 pages of international case-histories. Each case-history provides an overview of the specific technology followed by applications, with some cases offering a comprehensive back-analysis through numerical modelling. Specific case-histories include: The Use of Alternative and Improved Construction Materials and Geosynthetics in Pavements, Case Histories of Embankments on Soft Soils and Stabilisation with Geosynthetics, Ground Improvement with Geotextile Reinforcements, Use of Geosynthetics to aid Construction over Soft Soils and Soil Improvement and Foundation Systems with Encased Columns and Reinforced Bearing Layers. Comprehensive analysis methods using numerical modelling methods Features over 700 pages of contributor generated case-histories from all over the world Offers field data and clear observations based on the practical aspects of the construction procedures and treatment effectiveness



Soft Ground Technology

Soft Ground Technology Author James L. Hanson
ISBN-10 0784475717
Release 2001-01-01
Pages 520
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Proceedings of the Soft Ground Technology Conference, held in Noordwijkerhout, the Netherlands, May 28-June 2, 2000. Sponsored by the United Engineering Foundation; the Geo-Institute of ASCE. This Geotechnical Special Publication contains 37 papers representing the state of the practice in soft ground engineering. These technical papers cover laboratory and field characterization of soft ground, soft ground microstructure, stabilization methods, embankments, tunneling, geosynthetics, environmental aspects of soft ground, design and prediction methods, and behavioral mechanisms of soft soils. Several large construction projects are presented as case histories and recent developments in soft ground research are emphasized with data reported from field test sites from around the world.



Design Guideline Basal Reinforced Piled Embankments

Design Guideline Basal Reinforced Piled Embankments Author Suzanne J.M. van Eekelen
ISBN-10 9781315389783
Release 2016-09-01
Pages 156
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A basal reinforced piled embankment consists of a reinforced embankment on a pile foundation. The reinforcement consists of one or more horizontal layers of geosynthetic reinforcement installed at the base of the embankment. A basal reinforced piled embankment can be used for the construction of a road or a railway when a traditional construction method would require too much construction time, affect vulnerable objects nearby or give too much residual settlement, making frequent maintenance necessary. This publication is a guideline (CUR226) for the design of basal reinforced piled embankments. The guideline covers the following subjects: a survey of the requirements and the basic principles for the structure as a whole; some instructions for the pile foundation and the pile caps; design rules for the embankment with the basal geosynthetic reinforcement; extensive calculation examples; finite element calculations; construction details and management and maintenance of the piled embankment. The guideline includes many practical tips. The design guideline is based on state-of-the-art Dutch research, which was conducted in cooperation with many researchers from different countries.



World Water and Environmental Engineer

World Water and Environmental Engineer Author
ISBN-10 UCSD:31822009772724
Release 1991
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World Water and Environmental Engineer has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from World Water and Environmental Engineer also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full World Water and Environmental Engineer book for free.



Ground Improvement Case Histories

Ground Improvement Case Histories Author Buddhima Indraratna
ISBN-10 0081001916
Release 2015-05-22
Pages 724
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Ground Improvement Case Histories: Chemical and Bio-Engineering Methods presents tactics readers can use to retain the holistic characteristics of real-life events while investigating empirical events. The text is a useful source of field data for testing personal analysis predictions, providing a full range of chemical and bio-engineering ground improvement techniques and covering the principles behind how techniques 'work', the soils they are appropriate for, and how they are installed or constructed. Where relevant, the principles of design are introduced. Provides recent case histories using chemical and bio-engineering methods by world-renowned engineering experts Includes over 200 illustrations and 150 equations from relevant topics, including state-of-the-art chemical and bioengineering methods Presents comprehensive analysis methods using numerical modelling methods Case histories include the "Effect of Drainage and Grouting on the World's Longest Seikan Undersea Tunnel Construction" and "Cement/Lime Mixing Ground Improvement for Road Construction on Soft Ground"