Environmental Geotechnics

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Thomas Telford, 2000 - Environmental geotechnology - 584 pages
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Increasing environmental awareness has emphasised the many engineering situations in which there are potential environmental impacts (both harmful and beneficial). This book provides engineers who are (or are likely to be) involved in such projects with the information and techniques to enable them to select a course of action which is 'best practice' from both the environmental and engineering points of view. The author outlines the fundamental principles of geotechnics and current ground engineering practice and proceeds to a detailed examination of the interaction with the environment. Environmental Geotechnics amalgamates the current body of knowledge on environmental aspects of ground engineering including landfill and contaminated land and as such will appeal to engineers working in the fields of geotechnics, the environment and water, waste management, and geology.
 

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Contents

Geotechnics and the environment
1
Environmental basics
11
Basics of soil materials
31
Ground investigation
51
Compaction and earthworks
70
Shear strength
88
Groundwater and permeability
120
Consolidation and settlement
148
4
234
11
247
Waste disposal by landfill
272
Contaminated land
331
Derelict land
385
15
425
Waste materials in geotechnical construction
457
Noise and ground vibrations
495

Slope stability
171
10
206
Extraneous loading
222
3
228
Radioactive waste disposal
528
References and further reading
549
Index
574
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