Geotechnical Engineer's Portable Handbook / Edition 1

Geotechnical Engineer's Portable Handbook / Edition 1

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by Robert Day
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0071351116

ISBN-13: 9780071351119

Pub. Date: 11/11/1999

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing

One-volume library of instant geotechnical and foundation data

Now for the first time ever, geotechnical, foundation, and civil engineers...geologists...architects, planners, and construction managers can quickly find information they must refer to every working day, in one compact source. Edited by Robert W. Day, the time -and effort-saving Geotechnical Engineer

Overview

One-volume library of instant geotechnical and foundation data

Now for the first time ever, geotechnical, foundation, and civil engineers...geologists...architects, planners, and construction managers can quickly find information they must refer to every working day, in one compact source. Edited by Robert W. Day, the time -and effort-saving Geotechnical Engineer's Portable Handbook gives you field

exploration guidelines and lab procedures. You'll find soil and rock classification, basic phase relationships, and all the tables and charts you need for stress distribution, pavement, and pipeline design. You also get abundant information on all types of geotechnical analyses, including

settlement, bearing capacity, expansive soil, slope stability - plus coverage of retaining walls and building foundations. Other construction-related topics covered include grading, instrumentation, excavation,

underpinning, groundwater control and more.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071351119
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
11/11/1999
Series:
McGraw-Hill Portable Handbook Series
Pages:
560
Product dimensions:
1.56(w) x 8.50(h) x 5.50(d)

Table of Contents

Preface xiii
Acknowledgments xv
Part 1 Geotechnical Engineering
Introduction
3
Definitions
3(1)
Qualifying Experience
3(1)
Project Requirements
4(1)
Proposals and Contracts
4
Field Exploration
1(1)
Document Review
1(1)
Subsurface Exploration
1(1)
Soil Sampling
2(1)
Field Testing
2(1)
Exploratory Logs
2(1)
Geophysical Techniques
2(1)
Subsoil Profile
3
Laboratory Testing
1(1)
Index Tests
1(1)
Oedometer Apparatus
1(1)
Shear Strength
1(1)
Permeability
2(1)
Laboratory Compaction Tests
2(1)
Laboratory Tests for Pavement Design
2
Soil and Rock Classification
1(1)
Soil Classification Systems
1(2)
Unified Soil Classification System (USCS)
1(1)
Inorganic Soil Classification System Based on Plasticity (ISBP)
2(1)
AASHTO Soil Classification System
2(1)
USDA Textural Classification
2(1)
Organic Soil Classification
2(1)
Unusual Soil
3(1)
Rock Classification
3
Phase Relationships
1(1)
Soil Element
1(1)
Phase Relationships Directly from Laboratory Testing
2(1)
Indirect Phase Relationships
2(1)
Example of the Calculation of Phase Relationships
3
Effective Stress and Stress Distribution
1(1)
Introduction
1(1)
Effective Stress, Total Stress, and Pore Water Pressure
2(1)
Stress Distribution
2(1)
One-Dimensional Loading
2(1)
2:1 Approximation
2(1)
Equations Based on the Theory of Elasticity
3(1)
Charts Based on the Theory of Elasticity
3(1)
Example of Calculations Using Various Stress Distributions
3(1)
Mohr Circle
3
Shear Strength
1(1)
Introduction
1(1)
Cohesionless Soil
2(1)
Cohesive Soil
2(1)
Undrained Shear Strength
2(1)
Drained Shear Strength
3(1)
Drained Residual Shear Strength
3(1)
Factors that Effect the Shear Strength of Cohesive Soil
3(1)
Total Stress and Effective Stress Analyses
3
Permeability and Seepage
1(1)
Introduction
1(1)
Permeability
2(1)
Superficial Velocity and Seepage Velocity
2(1)
Seepage Forces
2(1)
Two-Dimensional Flow Nets
2
Using Flow Nets to Calculate Pore Water Pressures and Exit Gradients
3
Settlement Analyses
1(1)
Introduction
1(1)
Allowable Settlement
1(1)
Collapsible Soil
2(1)
Settlement of Cohesive and Organic Soils
2(1)
Immediate Settlement
2(1)
Consolidation
2(1)
Secondary Compression
2(1)
Settlement of Cohesionless Soil
3(1)
Other Common Causes of Settlement
3
Bearing Capacity Analyses
1(1)
Introduction
1(1)
Bearing Capacity for Shallow Foundations
1(1)
Bearing Capacity for Deep Foundations
2
Pavement and Pipeline Design
1(1)
Pavement Design
1(1)
California Method of Flexible Pavement Design
2(1)
Pipeline Design
2
Rigid Pipelines and Flexible Pipeline Design
2
Expansive Soil
1(1)
Introduction
1(1)
Laboratory Testing
1(1)
Swelling of Desiccated Clay
1(1)
Types of Expansive Soil Movement
2(1)
Calculating Foundation Heave
2(1)
Soil Treatment and Foundation Design
2(1)
Pavements and Flatwork on Expansive Soil
2(1)
Expansive Rock
3
Slope Stability
1(1)
Typical Types of Slope Movement
1(1)
Allowable Lateral Movement
1(1)
Rockfall
1(1)
Surficial Slope Stability Analysis
2(1)
Gross Slope Stability Analysis
2(1)
Landslide Stability Analysis
2(1)
Debris Flow
2(1)
Slope Softening and Creep
3(1)
Analysis for Earth Dams
3
Earthquake Analyses
1(1)
Introduction
1(1)
Liquefaction
1(1)
Earthquake-Induced Settlement and Slope Movement
1(1)
Erosion Analyses
1(1)
Introduction
1(1)
Universal Soil Loss Equation
1(1)
Design and Construction
1(1)
Retaining Walls
1(1)
Introduction
1(1)
Retaining Wall Analyses
1(1)
Design and Construction of Retaining Walls
1(1)
Restrained Retaining Walls
2(1)
Mechanically Stabilized Earth Retaining Walls
2(1)
Sheet Pile Walls
2(1)
Temporary Retaining Walls
3(1)
Pier Walls
3
Deterioration
1(1)
Introduction
1(1)
Sulfate Attack of Concrete
1(1)
Pavement Deterioration
2(1)
Frost
2
Foundations
1(2)
Introduction
1(1)
Shallow Foundations
1(1)
Deep Foundations
1(2)
Part 2 Construction
Grading and Other Site Improvement Methods
3
Introduction
3(1)
Grading Specifications
3(1)
Compaction Fundamentals
4(1)
Site Improvement Methods
4(2)
Soil Replacement
4(1)
Water Removal
4(1)
Site Strengthening
5(1)
Grouting
5(1)
Thermal
5(1)
Summary
5(1)
Observational Method
6
Groundwater and Percolation Tests
1(1)
Introduction
1(1)
Groundwater
1(3)
Groundwater Control
2(1)
Pavements
2(1)
Slopes
3(1)
Moisture Migration through Floor Slabs and Basement Walls
4(1)
Percolation Tests for Sewage Disposal System
4(1)
Surface Drainage and Pipe Breaks
5
Excavation, Underpinning, and Field Load Tests
1(1)
Introduction
1(1)
Excavations
1(2)
Footing Excavations
2(1)
Excavation of Piers
2(1)
Open Excavations
2(1)
Braced Excavations
2(1)
Tunnels
2(1)
Underpinning
3(1)
Field Load Tests
3
Geosynthetics
1(1)
Introduction
1(1)
Geogrids
1(1)
Geotextiles
1(1)
Geomembranes
2(1)
Geonets and Geocomposites
2(1)
Geosynthetic Clay Liners
2
Instrumentation
1
Introduction
1
Commonly Used Monitoring Devices
1
Appendix A. Glossary A.1
Glossary 1. Engineering Geology and Subsurface Exploration Terminology
A.4
Glossary 2. Laboratory Testing Terminology
A.10
Glossary 3. Terminology for Engineering Analysis and Computations
A.15
Glossary 4. Construction and Grading Terminology
A.22
Glossary 5. Terminology for Sewage Disposal and Percolation Tests
A.30
Appendix B. Example of Grading Specifications B.1
Appendix C. Percolation Test Procedures C.1
Appendix D. Conversion Factors D.1
Appendix E. References E.1

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Geotechnical Engineer's Portable Handbook 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Not a text, but a very handy reference. Pulled in a few answers on the PE exam that couldn't be found in geotechnical textbooks.