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Geology for ground engineering projects

Author: Chris J N Fletcher
Publisher: Boca Raton : Taylor & Francis, a CRC title, part of the Taylor & Francis imprint, a member of the Taylor & Francis Group, the academic division of T&F Informa, plc, [2016]
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"High-quality geological models are crucial for ground engineering projects, but many engineers are not always at ease with the geological terminology and analysis presented in these models, nor with their implications and limitations. Project engineers need to have a sound comprehension of the geological models presented to them, and to be able to discuss the models in so far as they might impinge on the design,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Chris J N Fletcher
ISBN: 9781466585508 1466585501
OCLC Number: 958799490
Description: 1 online resource : text file, PDF.
Contents: Front Cover; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgements; Author; Chapter 1: Introduction; Chapter 2: Geological Fundamentals; Chapter 3: Geological Maps; Chapter 4: Sedimentary Rocks; Chapter 5: Intrusive Igneous Rocks; Chapter 6: Extrusive Igneous Rocks; Chapter 7: Metamorphic and Hydrothermal Rocks; Chapter 8: Faults; Chapter 9: Discontinuities; Chapter 10: Folds; Chapter 11: Weathered Rocks; Chapter 12: Karst; Chapter 13: Superficial Deposits; References; Back Cover
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"High-quality geological models are crucial for ground engineering projects, but many engineers are not always at ease with the geological terminology and analysis presented in these models, nor with their implications and limitations. Project engineers need to have a sound comprehension of the geological models presented to them, and to be able to discuss the models in so far as they might impinge on the design, safety and possible budgetary or time constraints of the project. They should also fully understand how site investigation data and samples are used to develop and substantiate geological models. Geology for Ground Engineering Projects provides a comprehensive presentation of, and insight into, the critical geological phenomena that may be encountered in many engineering projects, for example rock contact relationships, weathering and karst phenomena in tropical areas, composition of fault zones and variability of rock discontinuities. Examples are provided from around the world, including Southeast Asia, Europe, North and South America, China and India. Comprehensive and well-illustrated, this definitive book describes the important geological phenomena that could affect ground engineering projects, provides a practical knowledge-base for relevant geological processes, [and] addresses common geological issues and concerns. Rocks are described in relation to the environment of their formation, highlighting the variation in composition, distribution and geotechnical properties that can be expected within a variety of rock associations. Case studies, where geology has been a vital factor, are included. These are written by the project engineers or geologists responsible for the projects. Geology for Ground Engineering Projects is well illustrated with color diagrams and photographs. Readers are directed to satellite images of selected areas to explore for themselves many of the geological features described in this book." -- Publisher's description.

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"This is an extremely well-written book and is beautifully illustrated in colour throughout."-J. S. Griffiths in Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology"The book provides a succinct Read more...

 
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