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Earth structures engineering

Author: R J Mitchell
Publisher: Boston : Allen & Unwin, ©1983.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Earth structures engineering involves the analysis, design and construction of structures, such as slopes and dams, that are composed mainly of earth materials, and this is a growth area in  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: R J Mitchell
ISBN: 9789401160018 9401160015 0046240039 9780046240035 0046240047 9780046240042
OCLC Number: 858949870
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: 1 Earth structures and air photo interpretation.- 1.1 Earth materials: soils and rock.- 1.2 Basic information sources.- 1.3 Air photo interpretation.- 1.4 Rock landforms.- 1.5 Glacial landforms.- 1.6 Lacustrine, marine and alluvial landforms.- 1.7 Eolian and residual landforms.- 1.8 Uses of air photos in earth structures engineering.- 1.9 Other remote sensing and probing techniques.- 1.10 Problems on air photo interpretation.- 2 Earth mechanics in earth structures engineering.- 2.1 Strength and deformation of earth materials.- 2.2 Ground water and earth structures.- 2.3 Settlement of earth structures.- 3 Embankments and tunnels.- 3.1 Embankments on soft ground.- 3.2 Soft-ground tunneling.- 3.3 Problems on bearing capacity and tunnels.- 4 Slope stability.- 4.1 Types of slope movements.- 4.2 Slope stability analyses.- 4.3 Design charts for slopes in homogeneous materials.- 4.4 Crest loadings, dynamic loadings, submergence and drawdown.- 4.5 Recommended design factors of safety and procedures.- 4.6 Construction considerations and remedial measures.- 4.7 Permanent retaining walls.- 4.8 Problems on slope stability.- 5 Earth dams.- 5.1 Types of earth dams.- 5.2 Dam design considerations.- 5.3 Foundation treatments and efficiencies.- 5.4 Dam settlements and distortion.- 5.5 Earthquake and rapid drawdown design.- 5.6 Some special considerations in construction of earth dams.- 5.7 Monitoring, performance and maintenance of earth dams.- 5.8 Mine-tailings dams and process-water impoundments.- 5.9 Problems on earth dams.- 6 Ground subsidence and mine backfill.- 6.1 Ground control using backfill.- 6.2 Cemented tailings backfill design.- 6.3 Use of uncemented tailings backfill.- 6.4 Subsidence and surface effects.- 6.5 Problems on mine backfill and subsidence.- Appendix: units and symbols.- References.- Answers to problems.
Responsibility: by R.J. Mitchell.

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