This book has two main purposes: (1) to enable practicing engineers to make the best decision, in technical and economic terms, regarding ground engineering problems or when alternative schemes are formulated and evaluated, and (2) to provide the necessary information and credible data for a complete design. Because this is a textbook, not a handbook, each chapter describes the process, articulates the design philosophy, and presents the design methodology, and is supplemented by examples and case studies. Chapter 1 discusses groundwater lowering and drainage techniques for projects that require construction or permanent dewatering. Underpinning is the subject of Chapter 2. Chapter 3 reviews excavation support methods. In Chapter 4, it is demonstrated that, with the availability and popularity of soil compaction and consolidation techniques, there are no longer unacceptable construction sites. In situ ground reinforcement is the subject of Chapter 5. The main topic is soil nailing. A different form of in situ earth reinforcement is discussed in Chapter 6. This technique involves small-diameter cast-in-place elements. Chapters 7 and 8 summarize the most recent practice in permeation and jet grouting. The rehabilitation of aging rock slopes is discussed in Chapter 9. Vertical screens are discussed in Chapter 10. Chapter 11 reviews the fundamentals of ground freezing. An Index is provided.

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    John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated

    111 River Street
    Hoboken, NJ  United States  07030-6000
  • Authors:
    • Xanthakos, P P
    • Abramson, L W
    • Bruce, D A
  • Publication Date: 1994


  • English

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  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 936 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00727226
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0471552313
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 8 1996 12:00AM