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Experimental and Theoretical Study of Strength and Stability of Soil

1st Edition

A.Z. Khasanov, Z.A. Khasanov
February 12, 2020

This work presents the experimental results of the strength of sands and clay soils in the following conditions: plane shear, triaxial stress state, with passive and active loading. The obtained experimental results are compared with existing theories of strength and the reasons for their...

Roller-Compacted Concrete Dams

1st Edition

January 27, 2020

ICOLD Bulletin 177 ‘Roller-Compacted Concrete Dams’ presents the state-of-the-art on roller-compacted concrete technology for dams, incorporating the advances of the RCC technology for dams over the last 15 years since the previous Bulletin on the topic was released in 2003. Hence, the present...

The Restoration of the Nativity Church in Bethlehem

1st Edition

Claudio Alessandri
January 21, 2020

This book is a summary of the main restoration works carried out at the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem that commenced in September 2013. Work on roof wooden structures, wall and floor mosaics, internal plasters, wooden architraves and painted columns of the naves, external wall surfaces and...

Earthquake Engineering Handbook, Second Edition: Two Volume Set

2nd Edition

Charles Scawthorn, Wai-Fah Chen
January 01, 2020

This new edition includes new chapters on geology; architectural aspects; systems, network, and software applications, economic aspects and financing earthquake risk. Earthquakes are nearly unique among natural phenomena – they affect virtually everything within a region, from massive buildings and...

Correction of Differential Settlements in Mexico City's Metropolitan Cathedral and Sagrario Church

1st Edition

Efraín Ovando-Shelley, Enrique Santoyo
December 10, 2019

This book describes the geotechnical aspects for correcting the geometry of Mexico City´s Metropolitan Cathedral and of the adjoining Sagrario Church. It describes the main aspects of geotechnical conditions in the city and of the most important hazards affecting these monuments. It discusses the...

Handbook of Geotechnical Testing: Basic Theory, Procedures and Comparison of Standards

1st Edition

Yanrong Li
December 10, 2019

Determination of the physical, chemical and mechanical properties of ground materials is the key to successfully deliver such projects as slope stabilization, excavation and lateral support, foundation etc. A book containing both theory of geomaterial testing and up-to-date testing methods is much...

Offshore Operations and Engineering

1st Edition

Shashi Shekhar Prasad Singh, Jatin Agarwal, Nag Mani
December 05, 2019

This book provides a comprehensive understanding of each aspect of offshore operations including conventional methods of operations, emerging technologies, legislations, health, safety and environment impact of offshore operations. The book starts by coverage of notable offshore fields across the...

Ground Improvement Techniques

1st Edition

Bujang B.K. Huat, Arun Prasad, Sina Kazemian, Vivi Anggraini
November 20, 2019

This book provides a review of problems during design and construction on problematic soils. Design methods, site investigation, construction and analysis of the various improvement methods available are explained and discussed. Various regions may have different soils with geotechnical problems...

Notes on Geoplasticity

1st Edition

William G. Pariseau
November 19, 2019

This book is about geoplasticity, solid mechanics of rock, jointed rock and soil beyond the domain of a purely elastic deformation. Plastic deformation is irreversible and begins at the limit to elasticity with any attempt at further loading. Stress at the limit to elasticity is "strength" which is...

Longwall Mining, 3rd Edition

1st Edition

Syd S. Peng
November 12, 2019

In the past 13 years since the publication of Longwall Mining, 2nd edition in 2006, although there have been no major changes in longwall mining technology and operations, many incremental developments in the whole system as well as various subsystems of the existing longwall mining operational...

Craig's Soil Mechanics

9th Edition

Jonathan Knappett, R.F. Craig
October 31, 2019

Craig’s Soil Mechanics continues to evolve and remain the definitive text for civil engineering students worldwide. It covers fundamental soil mechanics and its application in applied geotechnical engineering from A to Z and at the right depth for an undergraduate civil engineer, with sufficient...

Subsurface Upgrading of Heavy Crude Oils and Bitumen

1st Edition

Cesar Ovalles
August 12, 2019

Heavy crude oils and bitumen represent more than 50% of all hydrocarbons available on the planet. These feedstocks have a low amount of distillable material and high level of contaminants that make their production, transportation, and refining difficult and costly by conventional technologies....