Correlations of Soil and Rock Properties in Geotechnical Engineering

Ameratunga, Jay, Sivakugan, Nagaratnam, and Das, Braja M. (2016) Correlations of Soil and Rock Properties in Geotechnical Engineering. Developments in Geotechnical Engineering . Springer, New Delhi, India.

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Abstract

This book presents a one-stop reference to the empirical correlations used extensively in geotechnical engineering. Empirical correlations play a key role in geotechnical engineering designs and analysis. Laboratory and in situ testing of soils can add significant cost to a civil engineering project. By using appropriate empirical correlations, it is possible to derive many design parameters, thus limiting our reliance on these soil tests. The authors have decades of experience in geotechnical engineering, as professional engineers or researchers. The objective of this book is to present a critical evaluation of a wide range of empirical correlations reported in the literature, along with typical values of soil parameters, in the light of their experience and knowledge. This book will be a one-stop-shop for the practising professionals, geotechnical researchers and academics looking for specific correlations for estimating certain geotechnical parameters. The empirical correlations in the forms of equations and charts and typical values are collated from extensive literature review, and from the authors' database.

Research Statement

Research Background Extensive literature review and analysis of data.
Research Contribution Design guide for practicing professionals working with soils and rocks. A thorough review of current state-of-the-art and summarises all correlations relating the soil and rock properties.
Research Significance Has significant value for the practicing engineers in selecting design parameters and checking parameters derived in the laboratories.
Item ID: 42317
Item Type: Book (Research - A1)
ISBN: 978-81-322-2627-7
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2016 03:42
FoR Codes: 09 ENGINEERING > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090501 Civil Geotechnical Engineering @ 100%
SEO Codes: 87 CONSTRUCTION > 8702 Construction Design > 870201 Civil Construction Design @ 100%
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