This is a revised and updated edition of the highly successful first and second editions.
Author: DAVID. NORBURY
This is a revised and updated edition of the highly successful first and second editions. 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 international standards EN ISO 14688 and 14689 and those resulting in the national standard, BS 5930:2015 and the 2020 amendment thereof. Close comparison is also made with US practice in description (ASTM D2488) and classification (ASTM D2487). Significant changes in rock description are included - the reintroduction of the Approaches 1 to 5 for rock weathering; Approach 1 for description and Approaches 2 to 5 (Rock Weathering Working Party) for classification when appropriate and helpful. Also covered is the reintroduction of the 12.5 MPa boundary and the term moderately weak in rock strength description: a significant boundary in design in rock. The book continues to provide invaluable practical guidance in carrying out engineering geological logging of soil and rock samples and exposures in the field. The systematic and codified approach is laid out in detail to ensure the defined descriptors are used in a consistent format, rendering mistakes less likely and the necessary communication from field to design more successful.The procedures, techniques and tips within this book continue to serve and guide young practitioners learning their craft, but also their seniors and mentors, including responsible experts who sign off the logs and report on behalf of their company. More than ever, the need to be aware of current practices in order in order to avoid costly mistakes is paramount.
This is a revised and updated edition of the highly successful first edition.
Author: 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 and EN ISO 14688 and 14689 and makes close comparison with US practice in description (ASTM D2488) and classification (ASTM D2487). In addition, changes in definitions, naming procedures, and new terms are all included and explained.
Engineering Properties of Soils and Rocks, Third Edition serves as a guide to the engineering properties and behavior of soils and rocks. The text also complements other texts on rock and soil mechanics.
Author: F. G. Bell
Engineering Properties of Soils and Rocks, Third Edition serves as a guide to the engineering properties and behavior of soils and rocks. The text also complements other texts on rock and soil mechanics. The book covers topics such as the properties and classification of soils such as tills and other kinds of soils related to cold climates, tropical soils, and organic soils such as peat. The text also includes the engineering behavior and properties, classification and description, discontinuities, and weathering of rocks and rock masses. The monograph is recommended for engineers who would like to know about the properties of soils and rocks and the application of their study in the field of engineering.
Soil. and. rock. terminology. for. description. and. classification. for. engineering.
purposes. the case. C.1 Warning It would be very nice to set out here a guide to
soil and rock description that could be applied worldwide. Unfortunately, that is ...
Author: Steve Hencher
Publisher: CRC Press
Steve Hencher presents a broad and fresh view on the importance of engineering geology to civil engineering projects. 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 nee
Engineering, Geology and Geomorphology : Engineering Group Working Party
Report M. J. Walker. Chapter 5 Soil and rock description and characteristics M.
Stokesl * , J. Charman ” , R. J. Epps , J. S. Griffiths ! & Engineering Group Working
Author: M. J. Walker
Publisher: Geological Society of London
This volume provides an authoritative and comprehensive state-of-the-art review of hot desert terrains in all parts of the world, their geomaterials and influence on civil engineering site investigation, design and construction. It primarily covers conditions and materials in modern hot deserts, but there is also coverage of unmodified ancient desert soils that exhibit engineering behaviour similar to modern desert materials. Thorough and up-to-date guidance on modern field evaluation and ground investigation techniques in hot arid areas is provided, including reference to a new approach to the desert model and detailed specialized assessments of the latest methods for materials characterization and testing. The volume is based on world-wide experience in hot desert terrain and draws upon the knowledge and expertise of the members of a Geological Society Engineering Group Working Party comprising practising geologists, geomorphologists and civil engineers with a wealth of varied, but complementary experience of working in hot deserts. This is an essential reference book for professionals, as well as a valuable textbook for students. It is written in a style that is accessible to the non-specialist. A comprehensive glossary is also included.
What is needed for rock, long available for engineering soils, is a method of
description that discriminates between two types, or two states, of the same rock
while at the same time allowing probable engineering properties to be inferred.
Author: W. R. Dearman
Engineer Geologic Mapping is a guide to the principles, concepts, methods, and practices involved in geological mapping, as well as the applications of geology in engineering. The book covers related topics such as the definition of engineering geology; principles involved in geological mapping; methods on how to make engineering geological maps; and rock and soil description and classifications. Also covered in the book are topics such as the different kinds of engineering geological mapping; the zoning concept in engineering geological mapping; terrain evaluation; construction sites; and land and water management. The text is recommended for engineers and geologists who would like to be familiarized with the concepts and practices involved in geological mapping.
weathered condition of the rock, yet clearly this has great influence on the likely
engineering behaviour of that rock material and mass. Because of this, it is
customary to describe the weathered condition of the rock in all engineering
geological descriptions of material or mass. ... safe and sound design for the
whole lifetime it is important to know what the geotechnical properties of the soil
or rock mass are ...
Author: David George Price
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This book is written to explain the influence ground conditions can have upon engineering with rocks and soils, and upon designing, analysing and executing an engineered response to the geological and geomorphological processes acting on them; these subjects form the essence of Engineering Geology. The text is written for students of the subject, either geologists or engineers, who encounter the challenge of idealising the ground and its processes for the purposes of design and of quantifying them for the purpose of analysis. With this in mind the book describes how geology can dictate the design of ground investigations, influence the interpretation of its findings, and be incorporated into design and analysis. The reader is constantly reminded of basic geology; the "simple" things that constitute the "big picture", a neglect of which may cause design and analyses to be at fault, and construction not to function as it should.
Table 12.6 Classification of rock mass due to joint spacing Rock description
Spacing of joints (m) Rock mass grading Very wide >3 Solid Wide 1–3 Massive
Moderately close 0.3–1 Blocky/seamy Close 0.05–0.3 Fractured Very close <0.05
Author: John Small
Publisher: CRC Press
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 techniques is examined not only for soil mechanics, but also for rock mechanics and environmental applications. ... For Use in Complex Analysis It deals with the modern analysis of shallow foundations, deep foundations, retaining structures, and excavation and tunneling. In recent years, the environment has become more and more important, and so it also deals with municipal and mining waste and solutions for the disposal and containment of the waste. Many fresh solutions to problems are presented to enable more accurate and advanced designs to be carried out. A Practical Reference for Industry Professionals, This Illuminating Book: Offers a broad range of coverage in soil mechanics, rock mechanics, and environmental engineering Incorporates the author‘s more than 40 years of academic and practical design experience Describes the latest applications that have emerged in the last ten years Supplies references readily available online for futher research Geomechanics in Soil, Rock, and Environmental Engineering should appeal to students in their final undergraduate course in geomechanics or master’s students, and should also serve as a useful reference to practitioners in the field of geomechanics, reflecting the author’s background in both industry and academia.
... described in this paper meets most of these requirements. IV. Application of
Standard Soil and Rock Descriptors It is intended that the classification be used,
when necessary, with a systematic method of engineering soil and rock
Author: David Evans
This volume, also available as part of the collection "Geomorphology: Critical Concepts in Geography" constitutes an instant archive of esential benchmark papers and makes available in one place key published material on its area..
CHAPTER SEVEN Discontinuities in rock : description and presentation for
stability analysis Description of rock discontinuities In soils , slope failures range
from being circular in relatively homogeneous materials to being non - circular or
Author: N. E. Simons
Publisher: Thomas Telford Publishing
This new addition to the Short Course series combines both soil and rock slope engineering - in effect, two short courses - in one concise volume. Like its acclaimed companion volume A Short Course in Foundation Engineering, this book focuses on the essentials, explaining simple methods of stability analysis and applying them to a wide range of practical applications.
The list of engineering geological properties of rocks/soils is well defined in the
internationally accepted guidelines 'Rock and soil description and classification
for engineering geological mapping' issued by the IAEG Commission C-l ...
Author: Stanislaw R. Ostaficzuk
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
The book contains private views of experts from various countries on the role of geological mapping in sustainable development. New technologies and concepts are presented, which are either awaiting for recognition by Geological Surveys, or are gradually applied in some survey. The target of the book is well worded in the "Summary and recommendations" elaborated by the Ad Hoc Committee at the Advanced Research Workshop on Innovative Geological Cartography, held under NATO sponsorship in Poland in November 2003. After the "Summaries" were issued by the end of 2003, the authors who presented their views at the Workshop, gave a revised version of their papers with more new ideas and material. Generally, the book is addressed to cartographers in Geological Surveys, geologists and geographers co-operating with landuse planners, ecologists and decision makers, who may learn about the state-of-the-art and the enormous information potential of the modern information technologies in Geosciences. The book, however, gives no methodological recipes but, as it was the authors' intention, may and shall be used as a guide-book in modernizing Information Technologies at the local, regional and national levels in Geosciences.
A description of the soil, rock and other materials. A consistent description should
be adopted by all the engineers in a country so as to avoid ambiguity. In Hong
Kong, this is governed by the GEOGuide 3 Guide to Soil and Rock Description.
Author: Y M Cheng
Publisher: CRC Press
Analysis, Design and Construction of Foundations outlines methods for analysis and design of the construction of shallow and deep foundations with particular reference to case studies in Hong Kong and China, as well as a discussion of the methods used in other countries. It introduces the main approaches used by geotechnical and structural engineers, and the precautions required for planning, design and construction of foundation structures. Some computational methods and computer programmes are reviewed to provide tools for performing a more realistic analysis of foundation systems. The authors examine in depth the methods used for constructing shallow foundations, deep foundations, excavation and lateral support systems, slope stability analysis and construction, and ground monitoring for proper site management. Some new and innovative foundation construction methods are also introduced. It is illustrated with case studies of failures and defects from actual construction projects. Some advanced and modern theories are also covered in this book. This book is more targeted towards the understanding of the basic behavior and the actual construction of many geotechnical works, and this book is not dedicated to any design code or specification, though Euro codes and Hong Kong code are also used in this book for illustration. It is ideal for consulting geotechnical engineers, undergraduate and postgraduate students.
... grab and chisel under water with temporary casing ; RS - rock socket
resistance ; RT - rock socket and toe resistance ; S / R – soil / rock description :
SR - shaft resistance ; TR – toe resistance ; VS - volcanic saprolite ; RS - residual
soil : WGR ...
Author: C. W. W. Ng
Publisher: Thomas Telford
The book gives both student and practising civil engineers a useful review of the state-of-the-art of designing deep foundations, excavations and tunnels. In addition, the case studies and numerical modelling presented give valuable insights into the challenges of soil-structure engineering.
Geotechnical Characterisation of Soils and Rocks: a Geological Perspective R.J.
Chandler Imperial College London, UK ... Two developments hold the potential to
improve such descriptions: the characterisation of soil and rock, and the wider ...
Author: R. J. Jardine
Publisher: Thomas Telford
The main body of the first volume is taken up by five major keynote papers written by a team of international experts, that survey the enormous advances that have taken place in geotechnical engineering since Skempton's pioneering early work. The second volume contains more than 80 articles that report recent research and advances in practice from around the world. The papers focus on the broad range of geotechnical issues, that most interested Professor Skempton, and are grouped under the headings of: - Soil behaviour, characterisation and modelling - Foundations - Slopes and embankments - Ground performance - The influence of geology on civil engineering.
Tropical soils and rocks Bent Thagesen 9.1 Introduction Rock and soil Road
construction To the geologist the term ' rock'covers units of the earth's crust
formed ... Many civil engineers restrict the term ' rock ' to materials that cannot be
excavated without blasting . ... The aim is not to give a complete description of the
rocks and soils in the tropics , but to highlight some of the geotechnical problems
that may ...
Author: Richard Robinson
Publisher: CRC Press
Developing countries in the tropics have different natural conditions and different institutional and financial situations to industrialized countries. However, most textbooks on highway engineering are based on experience from industrialized countries with temperate climates, and deal only with specific problems. Road Engineering for Development (published as Highway and Traffic Engineering in Developing Countries in its first edition) provides a comprehensive description of the planning, design, construction and maintenance of roads in developing countries. It covers a wide range of technical and non-technical problems that may confront road engineers working in this area. The technical content of the book has been fully updated and current development issues are focused on. Designed as a fundamental text for civil engineering students this book also offers a broad, practical view of the subject for practising engineers. It has been written with the assistance of a number of world-renowned specialist professional engineers with many years experience in Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Central America.