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Highwall Mining: Applicability, Design & Safety

John Loui Porathur, Pijush Pal Roy, Baotang Shen, Shivakumar Karekal
June 29, 2017

This comprehensive technical book on highwall mining covers theory and practice coupled with practical examples and design aspects. It contains eight extensive chapters elaborating broad-spectrum functionalities of highwall mining and its operational aspects, covering world scenario, economic...

Engineering of Glacial Deposits

Barry G. Clarke
June 23, 2017

At some time 30% of the world’s land mass was covered by glaciers leaving substantial deposits of glacial soils under major conurbations in Europe, North and South America, New Zealand, Europe and Russia. For instance, 60% of the UK has been affected, leaving significant glacial deposits under...

Prediction and Simulation Methods for Geohazard Mitigation: including CD-ROM

Fusao Oka, Akira Murakami, Sayuri Kimoto
June 21, 2017

The last decades have shown a remarkable increase in the number of heavy rains, typhoons and earthquakes. These natural phenomena are the main causes for geohazards. As a result the mitigation of geohazards has become a major research topic in geotechnical engineering, and in recent years...

Surveying Instruments and Technology

Leonid Nadolinets, Eugene Levin, Daulet Akhmedov
June 16, 2017

With the advent of GPS/GNSS satellite navigation systems and Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) surveying profession is nowadays facing its transformative stage. Written by a team of surveying experts, Surveyor’s Instruments and Technology gives surveying students and practitioners profound...

Basic GIS Coordinates, Third Edition

Jan Van Sickle
June 14, 2017

Coordinates are integral building tools for GIS, cartography, surveying and are vital to the many applications we use today such as smart phones, car navigation systems and driverless cars. Basic GIS Coordinates, Third Edition grants readers with a solid understanding of coordinates and coordinate...

Rock Mechanics and Engineering Volume 5: Surface and Underground Projects

Xia-Ting Feng
June 12, 2017

Surface and Underground Projects is the last volume of the five-volume set Rock Mechanics and Engineering and contains twenty-one chapters from key experts in the following fields: - Slopes;- Tunnels and Caverns;- Mining;- Petroleum Engineering;- Thermo-/Hydro-Mechanics in Gas Storage, Loading...

Rock Mechanics and Engineering, 5 volume set

Xia-Ting Feng
June 12, 2017

The five-volume set "Comprehensive Rock Engineering", which was published in 1993, has had an important influence on the development of rock mechanics and rock engineering. Significant and extensive advances and achievements in these fields over the last 20 years now justify the publishing of a...

Containment of High-Level Radioactive and Hazardous Solid Wastes with Clay Barriers

Raymond N. Yong, Roland Pusch, Masashi Nakano
May 31, 2017

One of the principal objections to or problems with the use of nuclear fuel is that a proven method for safe disposal of spent nuclear fuel has yet to be established. The central focus of most schemes underway to dispose of these high-level radioactive wastes relies on clay-based buffers and...

Soil-Foundation-Structure Interaction

Rolando P. Orense, Nawawi Chouw, Michael J. Pender
May 31, 2017

Soil-Foundation-Structure Interaction contains selected papers presented at the International Workshop on Soil-Foundation-Structure Interaction held in Auckland, New Zealand from 26-27 November 2009. The workshop was the venue for an international exchange of ideas, disseminating information...

Design Analysis in Rock Mechanics, Third Edition

William G. Pariseau
May 25, 2017

This comprehensive introduction to rock mechanics treats the basics of rock mechanics in a clear and straightforward manner and discusses important design problems in terms of the mechanics of materials. This extended third edition includes an additional chapter on Foundations on Jointed Rock....

Rock Dynamics

Omer Aydan
May 23, 2017

Rock dynamics has become one of the most important topics in the field of rock mechanics and rock engineering. The spectrum of rock dynamics is very wide and it includes the failure of rocks, rock masses and rock engineering structures such as rockbursting, spalling, popping, collapse, toppling,...

Mechanics of Residual Soils, Second Edition

Geoffrey E. Blight, Eng Choon Leong
May 22, 2017

Residual soils are found in many parts of the world and are used extensively as construction materials for roads, embankments and dams, and to support the foundations of buildings, bridges and load-bearing pavements. The characteristics and engineering properties of residual soils can differ...