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Geological Engineering by Luis Gonzalez de Vallejo, Mercedes Ferrer, Michael de Freitas pdf epub fb2

Geological Engineering Author: Luis Gonzalez de Vallejo, Mercedes Ferrer, Michael de Freitas
Title: Geological Engineering
ISBN: 0415413524
ISBN13: 978-0415413527
Other Formats: lrf mobi azw lit
Pages: 700 pages
Publisher: CRC Press; 1 edition (January 10, 2011)
Language: English
Category: Engineering & Transportation
Size PDF version: 1855 kb
Size EPUB version: 1418 kb
Subcategory: Engineering




A thorough knowledge of geology is essential in the design and construction of infrastructures for transport, buildings and mining operations; while an understanding of geology is also crucial for those working in urban, territorial and environmental planning and in the prevention and mitigation of geohazards.

Geological Engineering provides an interpretation of the geological setting, integrating geological conditions into engineering design and construction, and provides engineering solutions that take into account both ground conditions and environment.

This textbook, extensively illustrated with working examples and a wealth of graphics, covers the subject area of geological engineering in four sections:

Fundamentals: soil mechanics, rock mechanics and hydrogeology Methods: site investigations, rock mass characterization and engineering geological mapping Applications: foundations, slope stability, tunnelling, dams and reservoirs and earth works Geohazards: landslides, other mass movements, earthquake hazards and prevention and mitigation of geological hazards

As well as being a textbook for graduate and postgraduate students and academics, Geological Engineering serves as a basic reference for practicing engineering geologists and geological and geotechnical engineers, as well as civil and mining engineers dealing with design and construction of foundations, earth works and excavations for infrastructures, buildings, and mining operations.