Ronald C. Chaney, Gideon Almagor
Published November 18, 2015
Reference - 558 Pages - 324 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781482207408 - CAT# K21555
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An ideal resource for civil engineers working with offshore structures, pipelines, dredging, and coastal erosion, Seafloor Processes and Geotechnology bridges the gap between the standard soil mechanics curriculum of civil engineering and published material on marine geotechnology. Utilizing organized information on sediments and foundations for marine applications from a variety of sources, it provides practical reference information and approaches for analysis and design.
This book provides an understanding of the processes and loadings affecting the sediment/water interface and the sediment column on the continental shelf and slope as well as the abyssal plains. It outlines the geological and geotechnical factors that should be considered in an investigation, and provides practicing professionals with the information they need to analyze potential environmental hazards and problems in marine foundations and slope stability. It covers geology, site investigation, drilling and sampling sediments, material properties, foundation design, slope stability, and more.
Exploring marine geotechnology from a historical perspective, this book:
Seafloor Processes and Geotechnologyprovides the background for in situ investigation, drilling, soil sampling, and laboratory testing technologies and serves as a complete handbook for engineers, geologists, as well as marine and environmental scientists.
Origin and Development of Marine Geotechnology
Definition and Scope of Marine Geotechnology
Origin of Marine Geotechnology (1786–1899)
Twentieth-Century Precedents (1900–1949)
Development of Marine Geotechnology (1950–2000)
Events Occurring to Change Marine Geotechnology in the Late 1970s and Early 1980s
Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary Aspects
Geological Environments/Processes and Provinces
Plate Tectonics and the Physiography of the Ocean Floor
Sediment Accumulation and Response to Sea-Level Changes
Marine Sedimentary Environments
Elements of Site Investigations
Planning a Site Investigation
Site Survey Flow Plan
Location or Positioning
Geophysical Surveys: Equipment and Techniques
In Situ Investigations
In Situ Testing
Drilling, Sampling, and Handling of Marine Sediments
Offshore Soil Sampling
Handling and Storage
Laboratory Testing at Sea and Ashore
Preparation of Soil Samples
Logging, X-Radiography, and Computed Tomography
Static Shear Strength
Cyclic and Dynamic Strength
GEOTECHNICAL PROPERTIES OF MARINE SEDIMENTS
Properties of Marine Soils
Classification of Sediments
Geophysical Properties of Marine Sediments
Index, Compressibility, and Strength Properties of Marine Sediments
Density and Water Content
Consistency Properties and Organic Materials
Compressibility and Permeability of Fine-Grained Marine Sediments
Shear Strength Characterization
Effect of Time on Soil Behavior
Cyclic and Dynamic Properties of Marine Sediments
Soil Parameter Modeling
Behavior of Clays and Silts
Analytical Methods to Predict Cyclic Response of Clays
Behavior of Granular Materials
Historical Review of Liquefaction in the Coastal Environment
Post-Cyclic Loading Behavior
SLOPE STABILITY AND FOUNDATIONS
"… a compendium of many years of valuable information neatly packaged in one place. The book is written so that a non-technical person can read and understand the concepts of marine geotechnology. … The authors did their homework and have put forth a lot of good and practical information…The topics seem to cover just about everything engineering wise about the seafloor."
—Kendra S. Adams, President, Blue Rock Labs, Inc, USA.
"… provides practical and useful descriptions of marine geology, marine geoscientific exploration techniques and marine geotechnical engineering in one text. … the primary author has been a long-time contributor in research, practice, chairing symposia and development of standards. His experience and expertise are well known worldwide."
—Ron Ebelhar, Terracon, Olathe, Kansas, USA
"… the authors have done an excellent job… a great reference and a must read for anyone planning an offshore site investigation or involved in the design of structures to be built offshore."
—Kenneth Bell, Bechtel Infrastructure, USA
"Chaney (emer., environmental resources engineering, Humboldt State Univ.) and Almagor, (emer., senior geologist, Geological Survey of Israel) provide a wealth of information on seafloor environment, science, and engineering in this 11-chapter volume. (…) The authors write carefully and well. Proper use of tables and graphs, representative schematics, and a nice flow of text make reading very easy, enabling readers to quickly navigate through the book. It is written from a practical point of view that relies mainly on site measurements and experimental data (tables and charts) and therefore has few mathematical expressions. Though the presented material is based mostly on research and publications in the 1980s, it is still a valuable resource that covers most of the needed basics for researchers and engineers with an interest in offshore engineering."
--M. Alam, University of California, Berkeley