Geological Engineering by Luis Gonzalez De VallejoGeological Engineering by Luis Gonzalez De Vallejo

Geological Engineering

byLuis Gonzalez De Vallejo, Mercedes FerrerEditorLuis Gonzalez De Vallejo

Hardcover | October 1, 2011

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Interpreting a geological setting for the purposes of engineering design and construction requires knowledge of geological engineering and engineering geology, leading to integrated engineering solutions which take into account both ground conditions and environment. The book can serve as a basic reference work for practicing engineering geologists, geological and geotechnical engineers, geologists, civil and mining engineers and those professionals involved in design and construction of foundations, tunneling, earth works and excavations for infrastructures, buildings, mining operations, etc. As a textbook it develops an extensive teaching program of geological engineering and is designed for undergraduate and postgraduate students and academics. Covering basic concepts up to the newest methodologies and procedures in geological engineering, the book is illustrated with many educational working examples and graphical materials.
Luis I. Gonz'z de Vallejo; Professor of Geological Engineering at the Complutense University of Madrid, where he is also Director of the MSc Courses in Geological Engineering. He has dedicated his professional career in geological engineering to consulting, research and teaching, and he has conducted a large number of geological and ge...
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Title:Geological EngineeringFormat:HardcoverDimensions:700 pages, 11.25 × 9 × 1.25 inPublished:October 1, 2011Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415413524

ISBN - 13:9780415413527

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Table of Contents

PART I. FUNDAMENTALS

Chapter 1 - Introduction to Geological Engineering
1.1 Definition and Importance of Geological Engineering
1.2 The Geological Environment and its Relation with Engineering
1.3 Geological Factors and Geotechnical Problems
1.4 Methods and Applications in Engineering Geology
1.5 Information Sources in Engineering Geology
1.6 How this Book is Structured
Recommended Reading/References

Chapter 2 ' Soil Mechanics and Engineering Geology of Sediments
2.1 Introduction
2.2 Soil Description and Classification
2.3 Flow of Water through Soils
2.4 Effective Stress
2.5 Consolidation and Compressibility
2.6 Shear Strength of Soils
2.7 Influence of Mineralogy and Fabric on the Geotechnical Properties of Soils
2.8 Engineering Geology Characteristics of Sediments
2.9 Problematic Soils
Recommended Reading/References

Chapter 3 ' ROCK MECHANICS
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Physical and Mechanical Properties of Rocks
3.3 Stress and Strain in Rocks
3.4 Strenght and Deformability of Intact Rock
3.5 Discontinuities
3.6 Strenght and Deformability of Rock Masses
3.7In situ  Stress
3.8 Rock Mass Classifications
Recommended Reading/References

Chapter 4 - HYDROGEOLOGY
4.1 Hydrogeological Behaviour of Soils and Rocks
4.2 Hydrogeological Parameters
4.3 Flow. Darcy's Law and Fundamental Flow Equations in Porous Media
4.4 Evaluation Methods for Hydrogeological Parameters
4.5 Solution Methods
4.6 Chemical Properties of Water
Recommended Reading/References

PART II. METHODS

Chapter 5 ' SITE INVESTIGATIONS
5.1 Planning and Design
5.2 Preliminary Investigations
5.3 Engineering Geophysics
5.4 Boreholes, Trial Pits, Trenches and Sampling
5.5In situ Tests
5.6 Geotechnical Instrumentation
Recommended Reading/References

Chapter 6 - ROCK MASS DESCRIPTION AND CHARACTERISATION
6.1 Methodology
6.2 Description and Zoning
6.3 Intact Rock Characterisation
6.4 Description of Discontinuities
6.5 Rock Mass Parameters
6.6 Rock Mass Classification and Characterisation
Recommended Reading/References

Chapter 7 - ENGINEERING GEOLOGICAL MAPPING
7.1 Definition
7.2 Types of Maps
7.3 Mapping Methods
7.4 Data Collection
7.5 Applications
Recommended Reading/References

PART III. APPLICATIONS

Chapter 8 - FOUNDATIONS
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Shallow Foundations
8.3 Deep Foundations
8.4 Foundations in Rock
8.5 Foundations in Complex Geological Conditions
8.6 Site Investigation
Recommended Reading/References

Chapter 9 - SLOPES
9.1 Introduction
9.2 Site Investigations
9.3 Factors Influencing Slope Stability
9.4 Types of Slope Failure
9.5 Stability Analysis
9.6 Stabilization Measures
9.7 Monitoring and Control
9.8 Slope Excavation
Recommended Reading/References

Chapter 10 - TUNNELS
10.1 Introduction
10.2 Site Investigation
10.3 Influence of Geological Conditions
10.4 Geomechanical Design Parameters
10.5 Rock Mass Classifications for Tunneling
10.6 Tunnel Support Design using Rock Mass Classifications
10.7 Excavability
10.8 Tunnel Excavation and Support Methods in Rock
10.9 Tunnel Excavation and Support Methods in Soil
10.10 Geological Engineering during Tunnel Construction
Recommended Reading/References

Chapter 11 - DAMS AND RESERVOIRS
11.1. Introduction
11.2 Types of Dams and Auxiliary Structures
11.3 Site Investigation
11.4 Engineering Geology Criteria for Dam Selection
11.5 Geological Materials for Dam Construction
11.6 Reservoir Water Tightness
11.7 Permeability of Dam Foundations
11.8 Reservoir Slope Stability
11.9 Engineering Geological Conditions for Dam Foundations
11.10 Seismic Actions and Induced Seismicity
Recommended Reading/References

Chapter 12 - EARTH STRUCTURES
12.1 Introduction
12.2 Design Methodology
12.3 Materials
12.4 Implementation and Control
12.5 Embankments on Soft Soils
12.6 Embankments on Slopes
Recommended Reading/References

PART IV. GEOLOGICAL HAZARDS

Chapter 13 - LANDSLIDES AND OTHER MASS MOVEMENTS
13.1 Introduction
13.2 Slope Movements
13.3 Investigation of Landslides
13.4 Corrective Measures
13.5 Collapse and Subsidence
13.6 Prevention of Risks from Mass Movements
Recommended Reading/References

Chapter 14 - SEISMIC HAZARD
14.1 Introduction
14.2 Faults and Earthquakes
14.3 Seismicity Studies
14.4 Seismic Hazard Analysis
14.5 Seismic Site Response
14.6 Ground Effects Induced by Earthquakes
14.7 Applications to Geological Engineering
Recommended Reading/References

Chapter 15 - PREVENTION OF GEOLOGICAL HAZARDS
15.1 Geological Hazards
15.2 Hazard, Risk and Vulnerability
15.3 Safety Criteria in Geological Engineering
15.4 Prevention and Mitigation of Geological Hazards
15.5 Hazard and Risk Maps
Recommended Reading/References

Appendix A: Charts for Circular and Wedge Failure Analysis
Appendix B: Pressure Units Conversion Chart
Appendix C: Symbols and Acronyms
Appendix D: List of Boxes
Appendix E: Permissions to Reproduce Figures and Tables

Index

Editorial Reviews

Looking through the book and thinking of the huge effort required to obtain all the information, followed by processing it so that the ideas and data can be presented with such clarity, and then to actually write the book and prepare the self-explanatory diagrams is truly more than impressive: it is an outstanding achievement. Another excellent feature is that it is simultaneously an undergraduate, post-graduate, and practical book.¿John A. Hudson, Emeritus Professor, Imperial College, UK;  Past-President, International Society for Rock Mechanics, 2007-2011 With Geological Engineering Luis Gonz¿z de Vallejo and Mercedes Ferrer succeeded in offering a standard work, of interest for a wide group of users, in a broad range of geologically differing areas, as a support in the application of geology to research, design and construction in civil engineering.¿Floris Schokking, GeoConsult B.V., Haarlem This beautifully illustrated text book has everything an engineering geologist and those with a wide interest in civil engineering could wish for. The content of Geological Engineering is a suitable reminder of the huge range of disciplines and engineering problems that are expected to be tackled during the career of experienced international consultants, by international civil engineering design offices, by earth science researchers, and by graduate students starting out in this fascinating but challenging major branch of science and engineering. All the back-ground needed for those engaged in foundations, slopes, tunnels, dams and reservoirs and earth structures can be found here.Undoubtedly, it is going to prove to be one of the very best broad-reference books for a very large number of educators, geologists, engineering geologists, soil mechanics and rock mechanics specialists, and hydro-geologists. It is truly an impressive production.Congratulations to the authors, to the editors, and to the producers of this landmark publication.¿Dr. Nick Barton The many illustrations enable this text to provide a unique means of communication to its readers, unmatched by other texts in the field, because they impart a sense of the scale and variability that have to be addressed when working in the subject. This is a contribution to geotechnical engineering that will  support and improve the teaching and application of Engineering Geology for years to come.¿Michael H. de Freitas, Reader Emeritus in Engineering Geology, Imperial College, London, UK Vallejo and Ferrer (2011) have come forth with a basic book defining the 90-year emerged body of knowledge with which every graduate geological engineer should be familiar.¿Allen W. Hatheway in Environmental & Engineering Geoscience, Vol. XVIII, No. 2, May 2012, pp. 209-215