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PublisherMcGraw Hill
Publish YearAugust 2013


With the increasing demand for land reclamation and diminishing resources, it is apparent that soil deserves to be used as wisely for engineering purposes as for agricultural use. This book shows readers how loose, soft or unstable soils can be improved to provide a satisfactory foundation and construction material. For the student, Engineering Principles of Ground Modification reaffirms the relevance of basic laws of physics and chemistry to soil mechanics and reviews and enhances elementary knowledge of soil properties with respect to phase relationships, strength, compressibility, water flow and more. For the practicing engineer, the author introduces new analytical techniques and demonstrates how theoretical knowledge and observation of engineering performance assist in the rational application of ground modification procedures. This book provides a clear, systematic treatment of ground modification, uniquely covering the full range of techniques and including the newest developments in soil reinforcement and geosynthetics. For example, in Part V, Modification by Inclusions and Confinement, you'll find unmatched coverage of topics such as reinforced earth and soil confinement. This state of the art material is well organized and very readable, making this book both thought provoking and interesting.