Geotechnical Engineering Principles, Problematic Soils and Site Investigation: ICE Manual of Geotechnical Engineering Volume 1

J. Burland, T. Chapman, H. Skinner and M. Brown

Price: £ 156.00

ISBN: 9780727757074

Format: Hardbound

Publish Date: 20/02/2012

Publisher: ICE Publishing

Page Size: 276x219

Number of Pages: 744

Geotechnical Engineering Principles, Problematic Soils and Site Investigation: ICE Manual of Geotechnical Engineering Volume 1


Written and edited by a wide selection of leading specialists, ICE Manual of Geotechnical Engineering is an authoritative and comprehensive reference resouce, providing the core geotechnical engineering principles, practical techniques, and the major questions engineers should keep in mind when dealing with real-world engineering challenges – all within a consistently coherent framework.

This is the first volume of the 2 volume work: ICE Manual of Geotechnical Engineering.

This volume tackles the principles and provides a solid grounding in the discipline. Furthermore this volume covers assessment of the ground and soil properties and issues.

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Read about Volume 2 of ICE Manual of Geotechnical Engineering.


• Role of foundations and the complete geotechnical design process
• History of geotechnical engineering
• The geotechnical triangle
• Soil-structure interaction/Geotechnical modelling principles
• Computer analysis principles in geotechnical engineering
• Geotechnical risks and their context for whole project
• Health and safety in geotechnical engineering
• Different types of foundation applications
• Codes, standards and their relevance
• Sustainability in geotechnical engineering

• The ground profile and its genesis
• Soils as particulate materials
• Groundwater profiles and effective stresses
• Groundwater flow
• Soil behaviour
• Rock behaviour
• Settlement and stress distributions
• Earth pressure theory
• Bearing capacity theory
• Pile design theory
• Slope stability
• Dynamic and seismic loading of soils
• The role of ground improvement
• Building response to ground movements
• Choice of design parameters and factors of safety

• Non engineered fill/made ground
• Collapsible soils
• Expansive soils
• Organics/peat soils
• Glacially derived soils
• Tropical soils
• Arid/semi arid soils
• Mudrocks (pyrites)
• Sulphate/acid soils
• Soluble ground

• Ground as a hazard
• Man-made hazards and constructions
• Roles and responsibilities
• Preliminary studies
• Planning, procurement and management
• Remote sensing and geophysical exploration
• Ground exploration
• Field geotechnical testing
• Geo-environmental testing
• Sample and laboratory testing
• Geotechnical reporting