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Engineering Properties of Soils and Rocks
3rd Edition - May 15, 1989
Author: F. G. Bell
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Engineering Properties of Soils and Rocks, Third Edition serves as a guide to the engineering properties and behavior of soils and rocks. The text also complements other texts on… Read more
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Engineering Properties of Soils and Rocks, Third Edition serves as a guide to the engineering properties and behavior of soils and rocks. The text also complements other texts on rock and soil mechanics. The book covers topics such as the properties and classification of soils such as tills and other kinds of soils related to cold climates, tropical soils, and organic soils such as peat. The text also includes the engineering behavior and properties, classification and description, discontinuities, and weathering of rocks and rock masses. The monograph is recommended for engineers who would like to know about the properties of soils and rocks and the application of their study in the field of engineering.
ContentsPreface 1 Properties and Classification of Soils 1.1 Origin of Soil 1.2 Basic Properties of Soil 1.3 Particle-Size Distribution 1.4 Consistency Limits 1.5 Soil Classification 1.6 Shear Strength of Soil 1.7 Consolidation References 2 Coarse-Grained Soils 2.1 Fabric of Granular Soils 2.2 Deformation of Granular Soil 2.3 Strength and Distortion References 3 Cohesive Soils 3.1 Silts 3.2 Loess 3.3 Clay Deposits 3.4 Fissures in Clay References 4 Tills and Other Deposits Associated with Cold Climates 4.1 Character and Types of Tills 4.2 Basic Properties of Tills 4.3 Compressibility and Strength of Tills 4.4 Character of Weathered Tills 4.5 Fluvio-Glacial Deposits; Stratified Drift 4.6 Frozen Ground Phenomena in Periglacial Environments 4.7 Quick Clays 5 Tropical Soils 5.1 Introduction 5.2 Classification of Tropical Residual Soils 5.3 Physical Properties and Engineering Behaviour 5.4 Soils of Arid and Semi-Arid Regions 5.5 Dispersive Soils References 6 Organic Soils: Peat 6.1 Introduction 6.2 Development of Peatlands and Types of Peat Deposit 6.3 Humidification of Peat 6.4 Description and Classification of Peat 6.5 Basic Properties of Peat 6.6 Consolidation and Settlement of Peat References 7 Engineering Behaviour of Rocks and Rock Masses 169 7.1 Factors Controlling The Mechanical Behaviour of Rocks 7.2 Deformation and Failure of Rocks 7.3 Strength of Jointed Rock Masses and Its Assessment References 8 Discontinuities in Rock Masses 8.1 Nomenclature of Joints 8.2 Origins of Joints 8.3 Description of Jointed Rock Masses 8.4 Discontinuities and Rock Quality Indices 8.5 Recording Discontinuity Data References 9 Weathering of Rocks and Rock Masses 9.1 Rate of Weathering 9.2 Mechanical Weathering 9.3 Chemical and Biological Weathering 9.4 Slaking and Swelling of Mudrocks 9.5 Engineering Classification of Weathering References 10 Description and Classification of Rocks and Rock Masses 10.1 Description of Rocks and Rock Masses 10.2 Properties of Rocks and Rock Masses 10.3 Basic Geotechnical Description of ISRM 10.4 Principles of Classification 10.5 Review of Classifications 10.6 The Rating Concept References 11 Engineering Properties of Rock 11.1 Engineering Character of Igneous and Metamorphic Rocks 11.2 Engineering Properties of Arenaceous Sedimentary Rocks 11.3 Engineering Properties of Argillaceous Sedimentary Rocks 11.4 Carbonate Rocks 11.5 Evaporitic Rocks References 12 Subsurface Water and Ground Conditions 12.1 The Origin and Occurrence of Groundwater 12.2 Capillary Movement in Soil 12.3 Porosity and Permeability 12.4 Flow Through Soils and Rocks 12.5 Pore Pressures, Total Pressures and Effective Pressures 12.6 Critical Hydraulic Gradient, Quick Conditions and Hydraulic Uplift Phenomena 12.7 Groundwater Abstraction and Subsidence 12.8 Frost Action in Soil References Index