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Author Price, David George.

Title Engineering geology : principles and practice / by David George Price ; compiled by M.H. de Freitas
Published Berlin ; London : Springer, 2008


Description 1 online resource
Contents The basis of engineering geology -- Part I -- Investigating the ground -- Geological materials -- Geological masses -- Maps -- Recovery of samples -- Field tests and measurements -- Organisation, design and reporting of site investigations -- Part II -- Ground behaviour -- Ground response to engineering and natural processes -- Withdrawal of support by surface excavations -- Withdrawal of support by underground excavations -- Static loading of the ground -- Dynamic loading of the ground -- Ground reaction to changes of fluid and gas pressures
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 421-428) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Engineering geology.
Engineering geology.
Sciences de la terre.
Engineering geology.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
Author De Freitas, M. H.
ISBN 3540686266