Offers an overview of the aspects of geology that are most significant to civil engineers. This title covers sections that include those devoted to the main rock types, weathering, ground investigation, rock mass strength, failures of old mines, subsidence on peats and clays, sinkholes on limestone and chalk, and water in landslides.
Now in full colour, the third edition of this well established book provides a readable and highly illustrated overview of the aspects of geology that are most significant to civil engineers. Sections in the book include those devoted to the main rock types, weathering, ground investigation, rock mass strength, failures of old mines, subsidence on peats and clays, sinkholes on limestone and chalk, water in landslides, slope stabilization and understanding ground conditions. The roles of both natural and man-induced processes are assessed, and this understanding is developed into an appreciation of the geological environments potentially hazardous to civil engineering and construction projects. For each style of difficult ground, available techniques of site investigation and remediation are reviewed and evaluated. Each topic is presented as a double page spread with a careful mix of text and diagrams, with tabulated reference material on parameters such as bearing strength of soils and rocks.; This new edition of "Foundations of Engineering Geology" has been comprehensively updated and covers the entire spectrum of topics of interest for both students and practitioners in the field of civil engineering.
1. Geology and Civil Engineering 2. Igneous Rocks 3. Surface Processes 4. Sedimentary Rocks 5. Metamorphic Rocks 6. Geological Structures 7. Geological Maps and Sections 8. Geological Map Interpretation 9. Plate Tectonics 10. Boundary Hazards 11. Rocks of Britain 12. Rocks of the United States 13. Weathering and Soils 14. Floodplains and Alluvium 15. Glacial Deposits 16. Climatic Variants 17. Coastal Processes 18. Groundwater 19. Ground Investigation 20. Desk Study 21. Ground Investigation Boreholes 22. Geophysical Surveys 23. Assessment of Difficult Ground 24. Rock Strength 25. Rock Mass Strength 26. Soil Strength 27. Ground Subsidence 28. Subsidence on Clays 29. Subsidence on Limestone 30. Subsidence over Old Mines 31. Mining Subsidence 32. Slope Failure and Landslides 33. Water in Landslides 34. Soil Failures and Flowslides 35. Landslide Hazards 36. Slope Stabilization 37. Understanding Ground Conditions 38. Rock Excavation 39. Tunnels in Rock 40. Stone and Aggregate Appendices. Rock Mass Quality Q System Abbreviations and Notation Further Reading Index