Soil and Rock Description in Engineering Practice

Soil and Rock Description in Engineering Practice

This is a revised and updated edition of the highly successful first and second editions.

Author: DAVID. NORBURY

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ISBN: 1849954739

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Page: 320

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This is a revised and updated edition of the highly successful first and second editions. In the intervening period the procedures used in the description of soils and rocks have continued to develop and evolve and this new edition incorporates changes in the international standards EN ISO 14688 and 14689 and those resulting in the national standard, BS 5930:2015 and the 2020 amendment thereof. Close comparison is also made with US practice in description (ASTM D2488) and classification (ASTM D2487). Significant changes in rock description are included - the reintroduction of the Approaches 1 to 5 for rock weathering; Approach 1 for description and Approaches 2 to 5 (Rock Weathering Working Party) for classification when appropriate and helpful. Also covered is the reintroduction of the 12.5 MPa boundary and the term moderately weak in rock strength description: a significant boundary in design in rock. The book continues to provide invaluable practical guidance in carrying out engineering geological logging of soil and rock samples and exposures in the field. The systematic and codified approach is laid out in detail to ensure the defined descriptors are used in a consistent format, rendering mistakes less likely and the necessary communication from field to design more successful.The procedures, techniques and tips within this book continue to serve and guide young practitioners learning their craft, but also their seniors and mentors, including responsible experts who sign off the logs and report on behalf of their company. More than ever, the need to be aware of current practices in order in order to avoid costly mistakes is paramount.
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Soil and Rock Description in Engineering Practice

Soil and Rock Description in Engineering Practice

This book will therefore be of immense value to geologists, geotechnical/ground engineers or anyone involved with ground investigations, from commissioning to interpretation.

Author: David Norbury

Publisher: CRC PressI Llc

ISBN: 1439836345

Category: Science

Page: 288

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In ground investigation, the description of soils and rocks forms a major input to the field log which records the materials and strata seen in any sample, core or exposure. The log is a basic element of the factual information that underpins the entire understanding and interpretation of the ground conditions on site. Practical guidance is provided for those in the field carrying out engineering geological logging of soil and rock samples and exposures. Information on the current systematic and codified approach and its use are presented in detail to ensure the defined descriptors are used in a consistent format, rendering mistakes less likely and the necessary communication from field to design more successful. Soil and Rock Description in Engineering Practice enables the practitioner to record and present features of the ground from the exposure in such a way as to convey a field presence to subsequent users of the data. This is important as the samples deteriorate quickly and are not usually inspected by any party other than the logger. Field logs therefore provide the only record of the ground that is available to the designer and contractor later in the construction process. The procedures, techniques and tips within this book are not only for young practitioners learning their craft, but are also relevant for their seniors and mentors, including responsible experts who sign off the logs and report on behalf of their company. Although they may have been involved in logging for many years, they need to be aware of current practices in order to avoid costly mistakes. This book will therefore be of immense value to geologists, geotechnical/ground engineers or anyone involved with ground investigations, from commissioning to interpretation.
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Soil and Rock Description in Engineering Practice Second Edition

Soil and Rock Description in Engineering Practice  Second Edition

This is a revised and updated edition of the highly successful first edition.

Author: David Norbury

Publisher: Whittles

ISBN: 1498772862

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 320

View: 626

This is a revised and updated edition of the highly successful first edition. In the intervening period the procedures used in the description of soils and rocks have continued to develop and evolve and this new edition incorporates changes in the national and international standards, BS 5930:2015 and EN ISO 14688 and 14689 and makes close comparison with US practice in description (ASTM D2488) and classification (ASTM D2487). In addition, changes in definitions, naming procedures, and new terms are all included and explained.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Engineering Properties of Soils and Rocks

Engineering Properties of Soils and Rocks

Engineering Properties of Soils and Rocks, Third Edition serves as a guide to the engineering properties and behavior of soils and rocks. The text also complements other texts on rock and soil mechanics.

Author: F. G. Bell

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9781483102276

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 352

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Engineering Properties of Soils and Rocks, Third Edition serves as a guide to the engineering properties and behavior of soils and rocks. The text also complements other texts on rock and soil mechanics. The book covers topics such as the properties and classification of soils such as tills and other kinds of soils related to cold climates, tropical soils, and organic soils such as peat. The text also includes the engineering behavior and properties, classification and description, discontinuities, and weathering of rocks and rock masses. The monograph is recommended for engineers who would like to know about the properties of soils and rocks and the application of their study in the field of engineering.
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The Field Description of Engineering Soils and Rocks

The Field Description of Engineering Soils and Rocks

Can be used as a checklist on site appropriate , not all components need feature
in the full description . Examples of full rock descriptions for a sedimentary rock ,
a metamorphic rock and an igneous rock respectively are : Red , coarse grained
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Author: Graham West

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106014939273

Category: Engineering geology

Page: 129

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Categories: Engineering geology

Hot Deserts

Hot Deserts

Engineering, Geology and Geomorphology : Engineering Group Working Party
Report M. J. Walker. Chapter 5 Soil and rock description and characteristics M.
Stokesl * , J. Charman ” , R. J. Epps , J. S. Griffiths ! & Engineering Group Working
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Author: M. J. Walker

Publisher: Geological Society of London

ISBN: 1862393427

Category: Science

Page: 424

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This volume provides an authoritative and comprehensive state-of-the-art review of hot desert terrains in all parts of the world, their geomaterials and influence on civil engineering site investigation, design and construction. It primarily covers conditions and materials in modern hot deserts, but there is also coverage of unmodified ancient desert soils that exhibit engineering behaviour similar to modern desert materials. Thorough and up-to-date guidance on modern field evaluation and ground investigation techniques in hot arid areas is provided, including reference to a new approach to the desert model and detailed specialized assessments of the latest methods for materials characterization and testing. The volume is based on world-wide experience in hot desert terrain and draws upon the knowledge and expertise of the members of a Geological Society Engineering Group Working Party comprising practising geologists, geomorphologists and civil engineers with a wealth of varied, but complementary experience of working in hot deserts. This is an essential reference book for professionals, as well as a valuable textbook for students. It is written in a style that is accessible to the non-specialist. A comprehensive glossary is also included.
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Rock and Soil Mechanics

Rock and Soil Mechanics

Although theoretical in character, this book provides a useful source of information for those dealing with practical problems relating to rock and soil mechanics - a discipline which, in the view of the authors, attempts to apply the ...

Author: W. Derski

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780444596987

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 739

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Although theoretical in character, this book provides a useful source of information for those dealing with practical problems relating to rock and soil mechanics - a discipline which, in the view of the authors, attempts to apply the theory of continuum to the mechanical investigation of rock and soil media. The book is in two separate parts. The first part, embodying the first three chapters, is devoted to a description of the media of interest. Chapter 1 introduces the main argument and discusses the essence of the discipline and its links with other branches of science which are concerned, on the one hand, with technical mechanics and, on the other, with the properties, origins, and formation of rock and soil strata under natural field conditions. Chapter 2 describes mechanical models of bodies useful for the purpose of the discourse and defines the concept of the limit shear resistance of soils and rocks. Chapter 3 gives the actual properties of soils and rocks determined from experiments in laboratories and in situ. Several tests used in geotechnical engineering are described and interconnections between the physical state of rocks and soils and their rheological parameters are considered. The second part of the book considers the applications of various theories which were either first developed for descriptive purposes in continuum mechanics and then adopted in soil and rock mechanics, or were specially developed for the latter discipline. Chapter 4 discusses the application of the theory of linear viscoelasticity in solving problems of stable behaviour of rocks and soils. Chapter 5 covers the use of the groundwater flow theory as applied to several problems connected with water movement in an undeformable soil or rock skeleton. Chapter 6 is a natural expansion of the arguments put forward in the previous chapter. Here the movement of water is regarded as the cause of deformation of the rock or soil skeleton and the consolidation theory developed on this basis is presented in a novel formulation. Some new engineering solutions are also reported. The seventh chapter is devoted to the limit state theory as applied to the study of the mechanical behaviour of soils and rocks. It presents some new solutions and methods which include both static and kinematic aspects of the problem, and some original effective methods for investigating media of limited cohesion. The final chapter gives a systematic account of the mechanics of highly dispersed soils, commonly called clays.
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Engineering Geological Mapping

Engineering Geological Mapping

What is needed for rock, long available for engineering soils, is a method of
description that discriminates between two types, or two states, of the same rock
while at the same time allowing probable engineering properties to be inferred.

Author: W. R. Dearman

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9781483102610

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 396

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Engineer Geologic Mapping is a guide to the principles, concepts, methods, and practices involved in geological mapping, as well as the applications of geology in engineering. The book covers related topics such as the definition of engineering geology; principles involved in geological mapping; methods on how to make engineering geological maps; and rock and soil description and classifications. Also covered in the book are topics such as the different kinds of engineering geological mapping; the zoning concept in engineering geological mapping; terrain evaluation; construction sites; and land and water management. The text is recommended for engineers and geologists who would like to be familiarized with the concepts and practices involved in geological mapping.
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A Short Course in Soil and Rock Slope Engineering

A Short Course in Soil and Rock Slope Engineering

CHAPTER SEVEN Discontinuities in rock : description and presentation for
stability analysis Description of rock discontinuities In soils , slope failures range
from being circular in relatively homogeneous materials to being non - circular or
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Author: N. E. Simons

Publisher: Thomas Telford Publishing

ISBN: UOM:39015054140127

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 432

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This new addition to the 'Short Course' series combines both soil and rock slope engineering - in effect, two short courses - in one concise volume. Like its acclaimed companion volume A Short Course in Foundation Engineering, this book focuses on the essentials, explaining simple methods of stability analysis and applying them to a wide range of practical applications. This invaluable resource provides with you: - A full explanation of the fundamentals of soil mechanics and rock mechanics involved in the understanding of slope engineering - An outline of the methods used in carrying out slope stability analysis 'by hand' to enable the checking of computer outputs - A brief introduction to software applications for slope stability analysis and where to find them - A review of the principles of investigation and stabilisation of slope failures A Short Course in Soil and Rock Slope Engineering is an indispensable manual for practising civil engineering and engineering geologists. It is also a valuable resource for students because particular emphasis is put on explaning the basic soil and rock mechanics involved in understanding and designing soil and rock slopes. Included with this book is a CD of the software package 'SLOPE/W Student Edition' by GEO-SLOPE International Ltd.
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Geomechanics in Soil Rock and Environmental Engineering

Geomechanics in Soil  Rock  and Environmental Engineering

Very wide Table 12.6 Classification of rock mass due to joint spacing Rock
description Spacing of joints (m) Rock mass grading >3 Solid Wide 1–3 Massive
Moderately close 0.3–1 Blocky/seamy Close 0.05–0.3 Fractured Very close <0.05
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Author: John Small

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781315363240

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 541

View: 289

Utilizes both Computer- and Hand-Based Calculations... Modern practice in geomechanics is becoming increasingly reliant on computer-based software, much of which can be obtained through the Internet. In Geomechanics in Soil, Rock, and Environmental Engineering the application of these numerical techniques is examined not only for soil mechanics, but also for rock mechanics and environmental applications. ... For Use in Complex Analysis It deals with the modern analysis of shallow foundations, deep foundations, retaining structures, and excavation and tunneling. In recent years, the environment has become more and more important, and so it also deals with municipal and mining waste and solutions for the disposal and containment of the waste. Many fresh solutions to problems are presented to enable more accurate and advanced designs to be carried out. A Practical Reference for Industry Professionals, This Illuminating Book: Offers a broad range of coverage in soil mechanics, rock mechanics, and environmental engineering Incorporates the author‘s more than 40 years of academic and practical design experience Describes the latest applications that have emerged in the last ten years Supplies references readily available online for futher research Geomechanics in Soil, Rock, and Environmental Engineering should appeal to students in their final undergraduate course in geomechanics or master’s students, and should also serve as a useful reference to practitioners in the field of geomechanics, reflecting the author’s background in both industry and academia.
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The Current Role of Geological Mapping in Geosciences

The Current Role of Geological Mapping in Geosciences

The list of engineering geological properties of rocks/soils is well defined in the
internationally accepted guidelines 'Rock and soil description and classification
for engineering geological mapping' issued by the IAEG Commission C-l ...

Author: Stanislaw R. Ostaficzuk

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402035500

Category: Science

Page: 288

View: 416

The book contains private views of experts from various countries on the role of geological mapping in sustainable development. New technologies and concepts are presented, which are either awaiting for recognition by Geological Surveys, or are gradually applied in some survey. The target of the book is well worded in the "Summary and recommendations" elaborated by the Ad Hoc Committee at the Advanced Research Workshop on Innovative Geological Cartography, held under NATO sponsorship in Poland in November 2003. After the "Summaries" were issued by the end of 2003, the authors who presented their views at the Workshop, gave a revised version of their papers with more new ideas and material. Generally, the book is addressed to cartographers in Geological Surveys, geologists and geographers co-operating with landuse planners, ecologists and decision makers, who may learn about the state-of-the-art and the enormous information potential of the modern information technologies in Geosciences. The book, however, gives no methodological recipes but, as it was the authors' intention, may and shall be used as a guide-book in modernizing Information Technologies at the local, regional and national levels in Geosciences.
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Transactions of the Geological Society of South Africa

Transactions of the Geological Society of South Africa

Engineering systems for soil and rock classification can be divided into two types
: 1. ... Those based on visual description and intended also for use on
undisturbed samples , cores and in situ soil and / or rock masses , such as the
systems of ...

Author: Geological Society of South Africa

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015036048240

Category: Geology

Page:

View: 660

Some volumes accompanied by Annexure.
Categories: Geology

The Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology

The Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology

Comparison of various engineering and geological schemes proposed for
classifying weathering profile in igneous rocks Description ... Soil Soil B --
Horizon Soil Significant change in volume Zone 6 100 % I Residual GIV ot VI All
rock material ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822009076928

Category: Engineering geology

Page:

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Sites Investigations

Sites Investigations

( ii ) The procuring of representative samples of the soils and rocks so that their
characteristics as they may affect the design and mode of ... The soils and rocks
encountered in civil engineering investigations have so far been given names or
references which , through lack of ... on the type of 14 CP 2001 : 1957 Information
required Definitions of soils and rocks Description and classification of soils and
rocks.

Author: Great Britain. Council for Codes of Practice

Publisher:

ISBN: UCM:5327890030

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Page: 123

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