Geology for Ground Engineering Projects

Chris J. N. Fletcher

May 2, 2016 by CRC Press
Textbook - 293 Pages - 562 Color Illustrations
ISBN 9781466585492 - CAT# K19093


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  • Explains geological concepts focused on the requirements of the engineer
  • Highlights problems that may arise in a spectrum of geological environments
  • Includes case studies of projects undertaken in many geological situations, and several written by the lead investigators
  • Summary

    Bridges the Gap between Geology and Ground Engineering

    High-quality geological models are crucial for ground engineering projects, but many engineers are not always at ease with the geological terminology and analysis presented in these models, nor with their implications and limitations. Project engineers need to have a sound comprehension of the geological models presented to them, and to be able to discuss the models in so far as they might impinge on the design, safety and possible budgetary or time constraints of the project. They should also fully understand how site investigation data and samples are used to develop and substantiate geological models.

    Geology for Ground Engineering Projects provides a comprehensive presentation of, and insight into, the critical geological phenomena that may be encountered in many engineering projects, for example rock contact relationships, weathering and karst phenomena in tropical areas, composition of fault zones and variability of rock discontinuities. Examples are provided from around the world, including Southeast Asia, Europe, North and South America, China and India.

    Comprehensive and well-illustrated, this definitive book:

    • Describes the important geological phenomena that could affect ground engineering projects
    • Provides a practical knowledge-base for relevant geological processes
    • Addresses common geological issues and concerns

    Rocks are described in relation to the environment of their formation, highlighting the variation in composition, distribution and geotechnical properties that can be expected within a variety of rock associations. Case studies, where geology has been a vital factor, are included. These are written by the project engineers or geologists responsible for the projects. Geology for Ground Engineering Projects is well illustrated with color diagrams and photographs. Readers are directed to satellite images of selected areas to explore for themselves many of the geological features described in this book.

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