Expansive Soils: Recent Advances in Characterization and Treatment

0 avg rating
( 0 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780415396813: Expansive Soils: Recent Advances in Characterization and Treatment
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Expansive Soils provides the reader with easy and specific access to  problems associated with expansive soils, characterisitics and treatment, and evaluation and remediation. Set up with contributions from worlwide expert, this main reference guide is intended for engineers, researchers and senior students working on soil improvement and foundation engineering.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Dr. Al-Rawas has held various positions at Sultan Qaboos University in Oman, including Dean of the College of Engineering. His research interests lie in expansive soils, problematic soils, calcined pozzolanic materials and oil-contaminated soils.

Dr. Goosen is currently Dean of the School of Science and Technology at the University of Turabo in Puerto Rico, USA. His research interests include the areas of water management, purification and conservation, wastewater treatment, and biotechnology.

Review:

This book deals with expansive soil fundamentals, problems and solutions. It contains a total of 34 papers with contributions by 52 experts from 22 countries. It is intended for engineers, researchers and graduates students working on expansive soils, soil improvement and foundation engineering. Expansive soils occur in many parts of the world but particularly in arid and semi-arid regions; the case studies presented are mainly concerned with these areas. It would have been useful to have included case studies related to shrink/swell hazards and damage, particularly on the Atlantic edge of Europe, in order to present more of a worldwide overview rather than being almost exclusively devoted to arid and semi-arid areas.
The book is presented in a clear manner, with nine well organized sections. The first section (5 papers) is devoted to the identification and classification of expansive soils and is followed by sections 2, 3 and 4 (at total of 13 papers) concerning volume change characteristics as well as classical and advanced techniques for swelling potential assessments and measurements. More advanced results related to shrinkage characterization would have been judicious. Section 5 concerns site characterization, with 3 papers form Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Australia. The 12 papers in section 6, 7 and 8 are devoted to the stabilization of expansive soils using lime, cement or other treatments. Finally, section 9 contains one paper discussing the use of granular pile-anchors – a relatively new foundation technique for expansive soils.
In conclusion, this book provides useful laboratory and field results concerning soil shrinking and swelling. It will help geotechnical workers obtain a better knowledge of the shrink/swell processes, hazards and associated remedial measures. Such knowledge is important if geotechnical engineers are to prevent many of the problems which have developed in the past, in areas of expansive soils. Bull Eng Geol Environment, 2007

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 275.00
US$ 219.38

Convert Currency

Shipping: US$ 12.53
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Amer Ali Al-Rawas
Published by CRC Press (2006)
ISBN 10: 0415396816 ISBN 13: 9780415396813
New Quantity Available: 9
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description CRC Press, 2006. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # FT-9780415396813

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 219.38
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 12.53
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Published by Taylor Francis Ltd, United Kingdom (2006)
ISBN 10: 0415396816 ISBN 13: 9780415396813
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Taylor Francis Ltd, United Kingdom, 2006. Hardback. Condition: New. New.. Language: English . Brand New Book. Expansive Soils provides the reader with easy and specific access to problems associated with expansive soils, characterisitics and treatment, and evaluation and remediation. Set up with contributions from worlwide expert, this main reference guide is intended for engineers, researchers and senior students working on soil improvement and foundation engineering. Seller Inventory # AA69780415396813

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 232.60
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Published by Taylor Francis Ltd, United Kingdom (2006)
ISBN 10: 0415396816 ISBN 13: 9780415396813
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Taylor Francis Ltd, United Kingdom, 2006. Hardback. Condition: New. New.. Language: English . Brand New Book. Expansive Soils provides the reader with easy and specific access to problems associated with expansive soils, characterisitics and treatment, and evaluation and remediation. Set up with contributions from worlwide expert, this main reference guide is intended for engineers, researchers and senior students working on soil improvement and foundation engineering. Seller Inventory # AA69780415396813

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 235.77
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Amer Ali Al-Rawas (editor), Mattheus F.A. Goosen (editor)
Published by Taylor and Francis 2006-05-01, London (2006)
ISBN 10: 0415396816 ISBN 13: 9780415396813
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Taylor and Francis 2006-05-01, London, 2006. hardback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 9780415396813

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 244.27
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.36
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Al-Rawas, Amer Ali
ISBN 10: 0415396816 ISBN 13: 9780415396813
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2006. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # VT-9780415396813

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 248.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Amer Ali Al-Rawas, Mattheus F. A. Goosen
Published by Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN 10: 0415396816 ISBN 13: 9780415396813
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Taylor & Francis Ltd. Hardback. Condition: new. BRAND NEW, Expansive Soils: Recent Advances in Characterization and Treatment, Amer Ali Al-Rawas, Mattheus F. A. Goosen, Expansive Soils provides the reader with easy and specific access to problems associated with expansive soils, characterisitics and treatment, and evaluation and remediation. Set up with contributions from worlwide expert, this main reference guide is intended for engineers, researchers and senior students working on soil improvement and foundation engineering. Seller Inventory # B9780415396813

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 246.59
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.67
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Published by CRC Press
ISBN 10: 0415396816 ISBN 13: 9780415396813
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ohmsoft LLC
(Lake Forest, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description CRC Press. Condition: New. Hardcover. Worldwide shipping. FREE fast shipping inside USA (express 2-3 day delivery also available). Tracking service included. Ships from United States of America. Seller Inventory # 0415396816

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 277.45
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

AL-RAWAS, AMER ALI; GOOSEN, MATTHEUS F.A.
Published by Taylor & Francis (2006)
ISBN 10: 0415396816 ISBN 13: 9780415396813
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Herb Tandree Philosophy Books
(Stroud, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Taylor & Francis, 2006. Hardback. Condition: NEW. 9780415396813 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. For all enquiries, please contact Herb Tandree Philosophy Books directly - customer service is our primary goal. Seller Inventory # HTANDREE0189434

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 300.32
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.16
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Published by Taylor Francis Ltd, United Kingdom (2006)
ISBN 10: 0415396816 ISBN 13: 9780415396813
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Taylor Francis Ltd, United Kingdom, 2006. Hardback. Condition: New. New.. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. Expansive Soils provides the reader with easy and specific access to problems associated with expansive soils, characterisitics and treatment, and evaluation and remediation. Set up with contributions from worlwide expert, this main reference guide is intended for engineers, researchers and senior students working on soil improvement and foundation engineering. Seller Inventory # BTE9780415396813

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 316.85
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Al-rawas, Amer Ali (Editor)/ Goosen, Mattheus F. A. (Editor)
Published by Garland Pub (2006)
ISBN 10: 0415396816 ISBN 13: 9780415396813
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Garland Pub, 2006. Hardcover. Condition: Brand New. 1st edition. 550 pages. 9.50x7.00x1.25 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # __0415396816

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 322.67
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.36
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book