Principles and Practice of Ground Improvement
John Wiley & Sons, Jun 22, 2015 - Technology & Engineering - 432 pages
Gain a stronger foundation with optimal ground improvement
Before you break ground on a new structure, you need to analyze the structure of the ground. Expert analysis and optimization of the geo-materials on your site can mean the difference between a lasting structure and a school in a sinkhole. Sometimes problematic geology is expected because of the location, but other times it's only unearthed once construction has begun. You need to be able to quickly adapt your project plan to include an improvement to unfavorable ground before the project can safely continue.
Principles and Practice of Ground Improvement is the only comprehensive, up-to-date compendium of solutions to this critical aspect of civil engineering. Dr. Jie Han, registered Professional Engineer and preeminent voice in geotechnical engineering, is the ultimate guide to the methods and best practices of ground improvement. Han walks you through various ground improvement solutions and provides theoretical and practical advice for determining which technique fits each situation.
Principles and Practice of Ground Improvement can be used as a textbook, and includes Powerpoint slides for instructors. It's also a handy field reference for contractors and installers who actually implement plans. There are many ground improvement solutions out there, but there is no single right answer to every situation. Principles and Practice of Ground Improvement will give you the information you need to analyze the problem, then design and implement the best possible solution.
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Since I became a graduate student in Geotechnical in 2006, I have read more than five books regarding the ground improvement. I think this book is amazing and exceptional. Two reasons drove me to rank this book as No. 1 of the ground improvment books I ever read: (1) it covers most of the current popular ground improvement technologies. It includes not only the technologhy itself but also the soil mechanics principles behind the technologies which can help the students and engineers to understand the specific technology very well; (2) A design example was provided for each type of technology which is greatful for the new professional students and engineers. You may not know the whole procedures of the ground improvment design, even though you learned some points from the books, you still can not use it in practice. However, this book could give you a guidence how to consider a specific problem in practice and how to do the ground improvement design step by step. Overall, it is awesome. I like it very much. I would like to recommend it to all geotechnical students and engineers.