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Engineering principles of ground modification
Hausmann, Manfred R.
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Publication Information:
New York : McGraw-Hill, [1990]

Physical Description:
xxiii, 632 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
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Central Library TA710 .H34 1990 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Unlike any other work in soil mechanics, this book presents several methods of soil improvements in a single volume. The soil modification topics are grouped into four parts, titled mechanical, hydraulic, physical and chemical, and modification by inclusions and confinements. The methods of soil improvement presented range from soil compaction used in practically all types of construction, to geosynthetics that have found application in many types of foundations in recent years, to electroosmosis that may be applied only in very special cases. Each part begins with the relevant basic theory followed by the application to engineering practice. At the end of each chapter, several problems (with answers to some) are given, together with a list of multiple-choice questions. The book is a welcome addition to geotechnical engineering literature. Printing, binding, and illustrations are excellent. References; subject and name indexes. For graduate students, faculty, and practicing geotechnical engineers. -R. P. Khera, New Jersey Institute of Technology

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