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Engineering Geology

  • 1st Edition - November 14, 2012
  • Author: Q Zaruba
  • Language: English
  • Paperback ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 0 - 4 4 4 - 5 6 9 2 1 - 9
  • eBook ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 0 - 4 4 4 - 6 0 1 2 0 - 9

Engineering Geology attempts to provide an understanding of relations between the geology of a building site and the engineering structure. It presents examples taken from… Read more

Engineering Geology

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Engineering Geology attempts to provide an understanding of relations between the geology of a building site and the engineering structure. It presents examples taken from real-life experience and practice to provide evidence for the significance of engineering geology in planning, design, construction, and maintenance of engineering structures. The book begins with an introduction of geological investigations, distinguishing between the reconnaissance investigation, the detailed investigation, and investigation during construction. It then explains the significance of geological maps and sections; the mechanical behavior of rocks; subsurface investigation for engineering construction; and geophysical methods. The remaining chapters discuss the physical and chemical weathering of rocks; slope movements; and geological investigations for buildings, roads and railways, tunnels, and hydraulic structures. This book is intended particularly for civil engineering students and students of engineering geology in the university faculties of natural sciences. It describes geological features so as to be comprehensible to Technical College students and to explain construction problems intelligibly for geology students. The book will also be of assistance to planners, civil engineers, and graduate engineering geologists.