Engineering Geology: Rock in Engineering Construction / Edition 1

Engineering Geology: Rock in Engineering Construction / Edition 1

ISBN-10:
0471544248
ISBN-13:
9780471544241
Pub. Date:
01/18/1993
Publisher:
Wiley
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Engineering Geology: Rock in Engineering Construction / Edition 1

Using an engineer's perspective, it offers a concrete account of the basic facts and experiences regarding the behavior of different rock types in engineering construction. Details geological exploration techniques, stressing drilling and logging core samples. Features a chapter on active faults in engineering projects including legal arguments about project sites. Illustrative case studies, ranging from the Auburn Dam controversy to international examples of single collapse problems, aid in students' awareness of rock mass propensities and structures.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780471544241
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 01/18/1993
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 10.33(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Geology.

Geological Investigations.

Shales, Sandstones, and Associated Rocks.

Soluble Rocks: Limestone, Dolomite, and Evaporites.

Plutonic Igneous Rocks.

Volcanism and Volcanic Rocks.

Metamorphic Rocks.

Rock Structure and Fault Activity.

Appendix.

Index.

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