Modern practice in geomechanics is becoming increasingly reliant on computer-based software, much of which can be obtained through the Internet. In Geomechanics in Soil, Rock, and Environmental Engineering the application of these numerical techniques is examined not only for soil mechanics, but also for rock mechanics and environmental applications.
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It deals with the modern analysis of shallow foundations, deep foundations, retaining structures, and excavation and tunneling. In recent years, the environment has become more and more important, and so it also deals with municipal and mining waste and solutions for the disposal and containment of the waste. Many fresh solutions to problems are presented to enable more accurate and advanced designs to be carried out.
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Geomechanics in Soil, Rock, and Environmental Engineering should appeal to students in their final undergraduate course in geomechanics or master’s students, and should also serve as a useful reference to practitioners in the field of geomechanics, reflecting the author’s background in both industry and academia.
John Small is Emeritus Professor of geotechnical engineering at the University of Sydney. He has worked as a university researcher and teacher and has also spent time working as a senior geotechnical engineer for a large multi-discipline engineering consultant, thus gaining both practical and academic experience. He has carried out the design of many large engineering projects notably foundations for tall buildings.
This report assists homeowners in understanding why expansive soils shrink and heave and how excessive shrinking and heaving can be moderated. It also attempts to define the difference between cosmetic damage and structural damage resulting from expansive soil movement. The characteristics of expansive soils are discussed, as well as how they affect buildings. AØsection includes questions most frequently asked by persons who have or are building homes on expansive soils and the answers they seek.