Essential Knowledge Text No.18 Ground engineering: Part 1 - Principles

Author: H-C. Yeow

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1 April 2019

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Essential Knowledge Text No.18 Ground engineering: Part 1 - Principles

Essential Knowledge Text No.18 Ground engineering: Part 1 - Principles
Date published

1 April 2019

Author

H-C. Yeow

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Member (non-Student): £9.75

Member (Student/Graduate/Academic Community): Free

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H-C. Yeow

A summary of the ground engineering knowledge required of all structural engineers.

Owing to the wide-ranging nature of the subject, only core concepts are introduced, supported by the most important theoretical background. References provide an opportunity for wider reading.

 

Contents:


Introduction 

  • Importance of ground engineering


Geotechnical risks

  • Why work in the ground is risky
  • Mitigating risks
  • Other issues to consider


Soil classification and description

  • Soil classification


Total and effective stress, strength and deformation

  • Introduction: fundamentals of soil behaviour
  • Concept of effective stress
  • Stress distribution in the ground  
  • Strength
  • Deformation
  • Soil testing methods


Seepage and flow through soils

  • Introduction
  • Summary of key information for structural engineers
  • Darcy’s Law
  • Construction of flow nets


Conclusions

  • Ground engineering: the wider context
  • Soil characteristics

The Essential Knowledge Series is a core resource (primarily for structural engineering students but a useful refresher for more senior engineers) covering fundamental topics from structural materials to computer analysis.

Student Members and members of the Institution's Academic Community can download the series for free.

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