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Engineering geology

Author: F G Bell
Publisher: Oxford ; Burlington, MA : Butterworth-Heinemann, 2007. ©2007
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
Every engineering structure, whether it's a building, bridge or road, is affected by the ground on which it is built. Geology is of fundamental importance when deciding on the location and design of all engineering works, and it is essential that engineers have a basic knowledge of the subject.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Bell, F.G. (Frederic Gladstone).
Engineering geology.
Oxford ; Burlington, MA : Butterworth-Heinemann, 2007
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: F G Bell
ISBN: 9780080469522 0080469523
OCLC Number: 85823675
Notes: Previous edition: Oxford : Blackwell Scientific, 1993.
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 581 pages) : illustrations
Contents: 1. Rock Types and Stratigraphy --
Igneous Rocks --
Metamorphism and Metamorphic Rocks --
Sedimentary Rocks --
Stratigraphy and Stratification --
2. Geological Structures --
Folds --
Faults --
Discontinuities --
3. Surface Processes --
Weathering --
Movement of Slopes --
Fluvial Processes --
Karst Topography and Underground Drainage --
Glaciation --
Wind Action and Desert Landscapes --
Coasts and Shorelines --
Storm Surges and Tsunamis --
4. Groundwater Conditions and Supply --
The Origin and Occurrence of Groundwater --
The Water Table or Phreatic Surface --
Aquifers, Aquicludes and Aquitards --
Capillary Movement in Soil --
Porosity and Permeability --
Flow through Soils and Rocks --
Pore Pressures, Total Pressures and Effective Pressures --
Critical Hydraulic Gradient, Quick Conditions and Hydraulic Uplift Phenomena --
Groundwater Exploration --
Assessment of Field Permeability --
Assessment of Flow in the Field --
Groundwater Quality --
Wells --
Safe Yield --
Artificial Recharge --
Groundwater Pollution --
5. Description, Properties and Behaviour of Soils and Rocks --
Soil Classification --
Coarse Soils --
Silts and Loess --
Clay Deposits --
Tropical Soils --
Dispersive Soils --
Soils of Arid Regions --
Tills and Other Glacially Associated Deposits --
Frost Action in Soil --
Organic Soils: Peat --
Description of Rocks and Rock Masses --
Engineering Aspects of Igneous and Metamorphic Rocks --
Engineering Behaviour of Sedimentary Rocks --
6. Geological Materials Used in Construction --
Building or Dimension Stone --
Roofing and Facing Materials --
Armourstone --
Crushed Rock: Concrete Aggregate --
Road Aggregate --
Gravels and Sands --
Lime, Cement and Plaster --
Clays and Clay Products --
7. Site Investigation --
Desk Study and Preliminary Reconnaissance --
Site Exploration: Direct Methods --
In Situ Testing --
Field Instrumentation --
Geophysical Methods: Indirect Site Exploration --
Maps for Engineering Purposes --
Geographical Information Systems --
8. Geology, Planning and Development --
Introduction --
Geological Hazards, Risk Assessment and Planning --
Hazard Maps --
Natural Geological Hazards and Planning --
Geological-Related Hazards Induced by Man --
Derelict and Contaminated Land --
9. Geology and Construction --
Open Excavation --
Tunnels and Tunnelling --
Underground Caverns --
Shafts and Raises --
Reservoirs --
Dams and Dam Sites --
Highways --
Railroads --
Bridges --
Foundations for Buildings.
Responsibility: F.G. Bell.
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