Geology for Civil Engineers, Second Edition

Geology for Civil Engineers, Second Edition

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This seasoned textbook introduces geology for civil engineering students. It covers minerals and rocks, superficial deposits and the distribution of rocks at or below the surface. It then looks at groundwater and gives guidance on the exploration of a site before looking at the civil engineering implications of rocks and the main geological factors which affect typical engineering projects.1.1 Role of the engineer in the systematic exploration of a site The investigation of the suitability and characteristics of sites as they ... geophysics or engineering ( with a detailed knowledge of soil or rock mechanics). ... In some cases the engineer can recognise common rock types and simple geological structures, and knows where he can obtain geological information for his preliminary investigation.

Title:Geology for Civil Engineers, Second Edition
Author:C. Gribble, A. McLean
Publisher:CRC Press - 2003-09-02


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