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contents General Geotechnics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Foundations and Piling. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Tunneling and Underground. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Pavement Engineering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Rock Mechanics, Geology and Mining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Earthquake Engineering. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Environmental Engineering. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Hydraulic Engineering. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Order Form. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Back of Brochure

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General Geotechnics Decoding Eurocode 7 Andrew Bond, Geocentrix Ltd, UK and Andrew Harris, Tony Gee and Partners, UK

’Well presented, clear and unambiguous ...I have no hesitation in recommending Decoding Eurocode 7 to both students and practitioners as an authoritative, practical text, representing excellent value for money.’ – Tony Bracegirdle, Engineering Structures ’A beautifully written and presented book.’ – Yul Tammo, Cornwall County Council, UK

Decoding Eurocode 7 provides a detailed examination of Eurocode 7 Parts 1 and 2 and an overview of the associated European and International standards. The detail of the code is set out in summary tables and diagrams, with extensive. Fully annotated worked examples demonstrate how to apply it to real designs. Flow diagrams explain how reliability is introduced into design and mind maps gather related information into a coherent framework. Written by authors who specialize in lecturing on the subject, Decoding Eurocode 7 explains the key principles and application rules of Eurocode 7 in a logical and simple manner. Invaluable for practitioners, as well as for high-level students and researchers working in geotechnical fields. Selected Contents: Prologue 1. The Structural Eurocodes 2. Basis of Structural Design 3. General Rules for Geotechnical Design 4. Ground Investigation and Testing 5. Ground Characterization 6. Verification of Strength 7. Verification of Stability 8. Verification of Serviceability 9. Design of Slopes and Embankments 10. Design of Footings 11. Design of Gravity Walls 12. Design of Embedded Walls 13. Design of Piles 14. Design of Anchorages 15. Execution of Geotechnical Works 16. Geotechnical Reports Epilogue Appendix 1. Slope Stability Design Charts Appendix 2. Earth Pressure Coefficients Appendix 3. Notes on the Worked Examples Spon Press 2008: 234 x 156: 616pp: 229 line drawings: 20 tables Hb: 978-0-415-40948-3: $135.00 eBook: 978-0-203-93772-3 For more information, visit:

Introductory Geotechnical Engineering An Environmental Perspective Hsai-Yang Fang and John L. Daniels Integrating and blending traditional theory with particle-energy-field theory, this book provides a framework for the analysis of soil behaviour under varied environmental conditions. Spon Press 2006: 246 x 174: 576pp 223 line drawings: 72 tables: 2 halftones Hb: 978-0-415-30401-6: $240.00 Pb: 978-0-415-30402-3: $63.95 eBook: 978-0-203-40352-5

In Situ Testing in Geomechanics Reliability-Based Design in The Main Tests Geotechnical Engineering Fernando Schnaid, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Computations and Applications

• Standard Penetration Tests

Edited by Kok-Kwang Phoon, National University of Singapore

• Cone Penetration Tests

• Vane Test • Pressuremeter Tests • Dilatometer Tests If you use or need to know how to use any or all of these tests, then this is the book for you. Fernando Schnaid takes each test in turn, showing how and when to use them. The tests are illustrated with nearly 200 figures and photographs, as well as real examples from companies including A.P. van den Berg and Fugro Ltd.

This book encourages geotechnical engineers to apply reliability-based design in a realistic context that recognizes the complex variabilities in geomaterials. It provides geotechnical examples illustrating reliability analyses and design.

Ideal for practising engineers in the fields of Geomechanics and Environmental Engineering, this book solves numerous common problems in site characterization. Also a helpful guide for students coming to the end of their engineering courses and looking to work in this sector.

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Geotechnical Engineering Renato Lancellotta, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Established as a standard textbook for students of geotechnical engineering, this second edition of Geotechnical Engineering provides a solid grounding in the mechanics of soils and soil-structure interaction.

Renato Lancellotta gives a clear presentation of the fundamental principles of soil mechanics and demonstrates how these principles are applied in practice to engineering problems and geotechnical design. This is supported by numerous examples with worked solutions, clear summaries and extensive further reading lists throughout the book. Thorough coverage is given to all classic soil mechanics topics such as boundary value problems and serviceability of structures and to topics which are often missed out of other books or covered more briefly including the principles of continuum mechanics, Critical State Theory and innovative techniques such as seismic methods. Selected Contents: 1. Nature and Composition of Soils 2. Principles of Continuum Mechanics 3. Constitutive Models 4. The Porous Medium 5. Mechanical Behaviour of Soils 6. Flow in Porous Media 7. In Situ Investigations 8. The Collapse of Soil Structures 9. Performance and Serviceability of Structures Spon Press 2008: 246 x 174: 520pp: 299 line drawings: 16 tables Hb: 978-0-415-42003-7: $180.00 Pb: 978-0-415-42004-4: $59.95 eBook: 978-0-203-92783-0 For more information, visit:

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Advanced Soil Mechanics Braja M. Das, California State University, Sacramento, USA This revised and updated third edition presents a step-by-step guide to all aspects of the subject and addresses a wide range of topics in a logical and extensively illustrated approach, along with examples, problems and extensive equations. Selected Contents: 1. Soil Aggregate, Plasticity, and Classification 2. Stresses and Strains – Elastic Equilibrium 3. Stresses and Displacements in a Soil Mass 4. Pore Water Pressure Due to Undrained Loading 5. Permeability and Seepage 6. Consolidation 7. Shear Strength of Soils 8. Settlement of Shallow Foundations Spon Press 2008: 234 x 156: 600pp: 362 line drawings: 62 tables Hb: 978-0-415-42026-6: $99.95 eBook: 978-0-203-93584-2 For more information, visit:

Advanced Unsaturated Soil Mechanics and Engineering Charles W. W. Ng and Bruce Menzies Analytical and comprehensive, this state-of-the-art book examines the mechanics and engineering of unsaturated soils, as well as explaining the laboratory and field testing and research that are the logical basis of this modern approach to safe construction in these hazardous geomaterials; putting them into a logical framework for civil engineering and design. Spon Press 2007: 234 x 156: 712pp 335 line drawings: 65 tables: 18 halftones Hb: 978-0-415-43679-3: $200.00 eBook: 978-0-203-93972-7 For more information, visit:


2nd Edition

2nd Edition

The Mechanics of Soils and Foundations

Planning and Design of Engineering Systems

John Atkinson

Graeme Dandy, David Walker, Trevor Daniell and Robert Warner

An update of the hugely useful first edition, this textbook explains the theoretical basis of geomechanics for civil engineers and its practical applications.

Selected Contents: Simple Experiments 1. Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering 2. Basic Mechanics 3. Material Behaviour 4. Structure of the Earth 5. Classification 6. Pore Pressure, Effective Stress, Drainage 7. Laboratory Testing 8. Compression and Swelling 9. Critical State Strength 10. Peak States 11. Behaviour before Failure 12. Cam Clay 13. Stiffness 14. Steady State Seepage 15. Consolidation 16. Natural Soils 17. Ground Investigations 18. Soil Parameters for Design 19. Ultimate Stability of Soil Structures Using Bound Methods 20. Limit Equilibrium Method 21. Slope Stability 22. Bearing Capacity and Settlement of Shallow Foundations 23. Piled Foundations 24. Earth Pressure and Stability of Retaining Walls 25. Tunnelling in Soft Ground 26. Behaviour of Unsaturated Soils 27. Centrifuge Modeling 28. Concluding Remarks Spon Press 2007: 246 x 174: 480pp: 32 tables Hb: 978-0-415-36255-9: $150.00 Pb: 978-0-415-36256-6: $55.00 eBook: 978-0-203-01288-8 For more information, visit:

Handbook of Geotechnical Investigation and Design Tables Burt G. Look This practical handbook of properties for soils and rock contains, in a concise tabular format, the key issues relevant to geotechnical investigations, assessments and designs in common practice. In addition, there are brief notes on the application of the tables. These data tables are compiled for experienced geotechnical professionals who require a reference document to access key information. There is an extensive database of correlations for different applications. The book should provide a useful bridge between soil and rock mechanics theory and its application to practical engineering solutions. Selected Contents: 1. Site Investigation 2. Soil Classification 3. Rock Classification 4. Field Sampling and Testing 5. Soil Strength Parameters from Testing 6. Rock Strength Parameters from Testing 7. Soil Properties and the state of the Soil 8. Permeability and its influence 9. Rock Properties 10. Material and Testing Variability 11. Deformation Parameters 12. Earthworks 13. Subgrades and Pavements 14. Slopes 15. Terrain Assessment, Drainage and Erosion 16. Geosynthetics 17. File Specifications 18. Rock Mass Classification Systems 19. Earth Pressures 20. Retaining Walls 21. Soil Foundations 22. Rock Foundations 23. Movements 24. Appendix – Loading 25. References Taylor & Francis 2007: 246 x 174: 346pp Pb: 978-0-415-43038-8: $99.95 eBook: 978-0-203-94660-2

Providing students with a commonsense approach to the solution of engineering problems and packed full with practical case studies, this book is a comprehensive introduction to the scope and nature of engineering.

Problem Solving in Soil Mechanics A. Aysen Taylor & Francis 2004: 246 x 174: 195pp Pb: 978-0-415-38392-9: $42.95 For more information, visit:

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Soil Mechanics Concepts and Applications William Powrie

Spon Press 2007: 234 x 156: 416pp: 100 line drawings Pb: 978-0-415-40552-2: $59.95 eBook: 978-0-203-96080-6 For more information, visit:

Soil Mechanics Basic Concepts and Engineering Applications A. Aysen

Written with students and professors in mind and packed full of pedagogical features, this book provides integrated and comprehensive coverage of introductory and advanced topics in soil mechanics. It includes worked examples that elucidate the technical content and facilitate self-learning. The text’s convenient structure enables it to be used throughout two, three, and four year undergraduate courses.

Spon Press 2004: 246 x 174: 704pp: 22 line drawings Hb: 978-0-415-31155-7: $230.00 Pb: 978-0-415-31156-4: $69.95 For more information, visit:

Geotechnical Modelling David Muir Wood Applied Geotechnics Series Spon Press 2004: 234 x 156: 504pp Hb: 978-0-415-34304-6: $210.00 Pb: 978-0-419-23730-3: $74.95 eBook: 978-0-203-47797-7 For more information, visit:

Taylor & Francis 2006: 246 x 174: 468pp: 306 illustrations Pb: 978-0-415-38393-6: $75.95 For more information, visit:

An Introduction to Geotechnical Processes John Woodward Spon Press 2005: 297 x 210: 136pp 30 illustrations: 113 line drawings: 11 tables Hb: 978-0-415-28645-9: $115.98 Pb: 978-0-415-28646-6: $47.95 eBook: 978-0-203-50488-8 For more information, visit:

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Foundations and Piling New

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Piling Engineering Ken Fleming, Late Consulting Engineer, Austin Weltman, Tony Gee & Partners, UK, Mark Randolph, University of Western Australia, Perth and Keith Elson, Consulting Engineer, UK

Offshore Geotechnical Engineering Mark Randolph and Susan Gourvenec, both at University of Western Australia, Perth Design practice in offshore geotechnical engineering has grown out of onshore practice, but the two application areas have tended to diverge over the last 30 years, driven partly by the scale of the foundation and anchoring elements used offshore, and partly by fundamental differences in construction and installation techniques. As a consequence offshore geotechnical engineering has grown as a speciality. The structure of Offshore Geotechnical Engineering follows a pattern that mimics the flow of a typical offshore project. In the early chapters it provides a brief overview of the marine environment, offshore site investigation techniques and interpretation of soil behaviour. It proceeds to cover geotechnical design of piled foundations, shallow foundations and anchoring systems. Three topics are then covered which require a more multi-disciplinary approach: the design of mobile drilling rigs, pipelines and geohazards.

This third edition of the well established book has been comprehensively updated. It provides an accessible and well-illustrated account of design techniques, methods of testing and analysis of piles, with a marked emphasis on practice but with design methods that incorporate the most recent advances in piling theory.

Selected Contents: 1. Introduction 2. Site Investigation for Piling 3. Basic Piling methods 4. Design of Single Piles 5. Design of Pile Groups 6. Retaining Walls 7. Problems in Pile Construction 8. Integrity Testing 9. Pile Testing 10. Choice of Piling Method and Economics of Design

Linear and Non-linear Numerical Analysis of Foundations Edited by John W. Bull, University of Newcastle, UK

Correctly understanding, designing and analyzing the foundations that support structures is fundamental to their safety. This book by a range of academic, design and contracting world experts provides a review of the state-of-the-art techniques for modelling foundations using both linear and non linear numerical analysis. It applies to a range of infrastructure, civil engineering and structural engineering projects and allows designers, engineers, architects, researchers and clients to understand some of the advanced numerical techniques used in the analysis and design of foundations. Selected Contents: 1. Dams 2. Deep Excavations 3. Deformations 4. Foundations 5. Liquefaction 6. Offshore 7. Piles 8. Site Investigations 9. Vibrations

Spon Press 2008: 246 x 174: 408pp 200 line drawings: 5 tables: 66 halftones Hb: 978-0-415-26646-8: $150.00 eBook: 978-0-203-93764-8

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Selected Contents: 1. Introduction 2. The Offshore Environment 3. Offshore Site Investigation 4. Soil Behaviour 5. Piled Foundations 6. Shallow Foundations 7. Anchoring Systems 8. Mobile Drilling Rigs 9. Pipeline and Riser Geotechnics 10. Geohazards

Pile Design and Construction Practice

Slope Stability Analysis and Stabilization

Michael J. Tomlinson and John Woodward

New Methods and Insight

Spon Press November 2010: 246 x 174: 576pp 400 line drawings: 33 tables: 103 halftones Hb: 978-0-415-47744-4: $130.00 eBook: 978-0-203-88909-1

YM Cheng, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong and CK Lau, James Lau & Associates, Hong Kong

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Single Piles and Pile Groups Under Lateral Loading Lymon C. Reese, University of Austin, Texas, USA and Willem van Impe, Ghent University, Belgium This second edition of Reese and Van Impe’s book has been extensively revised to be compatible in the classroom setting. New features include homework problems with solution aides presented by the student version of the software as well as new case studies and updated existing case studies that agree with modern methods of characterizing soil properties. Selected Contents: 1. Techniques for Design 2. Derivation of Equations and Methods of Solution 3. Models for Response of Soil and Weak Rock 4. Structural Characteristics of Piles 5. Analysis of Groups of Piles Subjected to Inclined and Eccentric Loading 6. Analysis of Single Piles and Groups of Piles Subjected to Active and Passive Loading 7. Case Sudies 8. Testing of Full-sized Piles 9. Implementation of Factors of Safety 10. Suggestions for Design. References. Author Index. Subject Index CRC Press January 2011: 246 x 174: 500pp Hb: 978-0-415-46988-3: $119.95 For more information, visit:

An essential handbook for engineers responsible for undertaking the design and construction of piled foundations for building and civil engineering projects and students seeking comprehensive information on the subject. This updated fifth edition includes the latest revision of Eurocode 7, the BS Code of Practice for Maritime Structures and recently introduced piling equipment and methods.

Spon Press 2007: 246 x 174: 568pp 265 line drawings: 83 tables: 42 halftones Hb: 978-0-415-38582-4: $200.00 eBook: 978-0-203-96429-3 For more information, visit:

Advances in Deep Foundations International Workshop on Recent Advances of Deep Foundations (IWDPF07) 1–2 February 2007, Port and Airport Research Institute, Yokosuka, Japan Edited by Yoshiaki Kikuchi, Jun Otani, Makoto Kimura and Yoshiyuki Morikawa Taylor & Francis 2007: 246 x 174: 437pp Hb: 978-0-415-43629-8: $189.95 eBook: 978-0-203-93841-6 For more information, visit:

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A critical review of methods for the analysis and design of slopes offering several new approaches for overcoming numerical convergence and the location of critical failure surfaces. It gives practical advice and design resources for the engineer.

Selected Contents: 1. Introduction 2. Slope Stability Analysis Method 3. Location of Critical Failure Surface, Convergence and Other Problems 4 .Discussion on Limit Equilibrium and Finite Element Methods for Slope Stability Analysis 5. Three-dimensional Slope Stability Analysis 6. Implementation. Appendix Spon Press 2008: 234 x 156: 264pp 15 line drawings: 41 talbes: 11 halftones Hb: 978-0-415-42172-0: $150.00 eBook: 978-0-203-92795-3 For more information, visit:

Deep Excavation Theory and Practice Chang-Yu Ou Taylor & Francis 2006: 246 x 174: 532pp 422 illustrations: 403 line drawings: 55 tables: 19 halftones Hb: 978-0-415-40330-6: $199.95 eBook: 978-0-203-96834-5 For more information, visit:


Tunneling and Underground

Cut-and-Cover Metro Structures

Technology Innovation in Underground Construction

Geo-Structural Design: An Integrated Approach

Edited by Gernot Beer, Institute for Structural Analysis, Graz University of Technology, Austria


Krishan Kaul, Retired Civil Engineer


Introduction to Tunnel Construction David Chapman and Nicole Metje both at University of Birmingham, UK and Alfred Stärk, Beton- und Monierbau GmbH, Austria Applied Geotechnics Series

Tunnelling provides a robust solution to a variety of engineering challenges. It is a complex process, which requires a firm understanding of the ground conditions as well as structural issues. This book covers the whole range of areas which you need to know in order to embark upon a career in tunnelling. It also includes a number of case studies of real tunnel projects, to demonstrate how the theory applies in practice. The coverage includes: • both hard rock and soft ground conditions • site investigation, parameter selection and design considerations • methods of improving the stability of the ground and lining techniques • descriptions of the various tunnelling techniques • health and safety considerations • monitoring of tunnels during construction. Clear, concise and heavily illustrated, this is a vital text for final year undergraduate and MSc students and an invaluable starting point for young professionals. Selected Contents: 1. Introduction to Tunnelling 2. Site Investigation and Laboratory and Field Testing 3. Tunnelling Techniques 4. Tunnelling Design Issues 5. Modelling 6. Monitoring 7. Case Studies 8. Summary of Key Aspects 9. Bibliography Spon Press May 2010: 246 x 174: 416pp 167 line drawings: 31 tables: 154 halftones Hb: 978-0-415-46841-1: $155.00 Pb: 978-0-415-46842-8: $74.95 eBook: 978-0-203-89515-3 For more information, visit:

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Because of their complexity and scale, metro structures capture all the essential aspects of a cut-and-cover structure, and so are given primary focus in this book. The design of a metro construction is outlined coherently and in detail; and the reader is shown how to apply this design process equally well to other, relatively simple, cut-and-cover structures.

Geotechnical and structural engineering principles are combined with both design and construction practice to make this book a unique guide for engineers. Selected Contents: 1. Introduction 2. General Planning 3. Structural Form 4. Construction Overview 5. Ground and Wall Support 6. Groundwater Control 7. Interaction – I 8. Interaction – II 9. Interaction – III 10. Conceptual Design 11. Engineering Properties of Soils 12. Identification of Loads 13. Assessment of Earth Pressures 14. Assessment of Surcharge Loads, 15. Assessment of Seismic Loads, 16. Slurry Trench Stability – I 17. Slurry Trench Stability – II 18. Groundwater Flow, 19. Phenomenon of Heave 20. Prediction of Heave 21. Containment of Heave 22. Flotation 23. Design Parameters 24. Load Factors & Combinations 25. Modelling & Boundary Conditions 26. Structural Analysis – I 27. Structural Analysis – II. Appendices: A. Typical Loadings & Parameters B. Design of Derailment Barrier C. Identification of Soil Types D. Stability of Simple Slopes E. Diffusion of Stress Relief Spon Press April 2010: 246 x 174: 704pp 332 line drawings: 55 tables: 6 halftones Hb: 978-0-415-46907-4: $200.00 eBook: 978-0-203-89483-5 For more information, visit:

Sprayed Concrete Lined Tunnels Alun Thomas, Mott MacDonald, UK Applied Geotechnics Series

An excellent introduction to the design and construction of sprayed concrete lined (SCL) tunnels, covering all aspects of SCL tunnelling – from the constituents of sprayed concrete to detailed design and management during construction.

Selected Contents: 1. What is an SCL Tunnel? 2. Sprayed Concrete 3. Construction Methods 4. Design Approaches 5. Design Tools 6. Construction Management 7. Case Studies Spon Press 2008: 234 x 156: 264pp 81 line drawings: 50 tables: 35 halftones Hb: 978-0-415-36864-3: $140.00 eBook: 978-0-203-02899-5 For more information, visit:

Richly-illustrated reference guide presenting innovative techniques focused on reducing time, cost and risk in the construction and maintenance of underground facilities Intended for professionals and advanced students in underground engineering.

Selected Contents: 1. Introduction 2. UCIS – Underground Construction Information System 3. Computer-support for the Design of Underground Structures 4. A Virtual Reality Visualization System for Underground Construction 5. From Laboratory, Geological and TBM Data to Input Parameters for Simulation Models 6. Process-oriented Numerical Simulation of Mechanized Tunneling 7. Computer Simulation of Conventional Construction 8. Optical Fibre Sensing Cable for Underground Settlement Monitoring During Tunneling 9. Tunnel Seismic Exploration and Its Validation Based on Data From TBM Control and Observed Geology 10. Advances in the Steering of Tunnel Boring Machines 11. Real-time Geological Mapping of the Front Face 12. Reducing the Environmental Impact of Tunnel Boring (OSCAR) 13. Safety Assessment During Construction of Shotcrete Tunnel Shells Using Micromechanical Material Models 14. Observed Segment Behaviour During Tunnel Advances 15. Optimizing Rock Cutting Through Computer Simulation 16. Innovative Roadheader Technology for Safe and Economic Tunnelling 17. Tube-à-manchette Installation Using Horizontal Directional Drilling for Soil Grouting 18. TBM Technology for Large to Very Large Tunnel Profiles 19. Real-time Monitoring of the Shotcreting Process 20. Environmentally Friendly, Customised Sprayed Concrete 21. Innovations in Shotcrete Mixes 22. High Performance and Ultra High Performance Concrete Segments – Development and Testing 23. Robotic Tunnel Inspection and Repair 24. An Innovative Geotechnical Characterization Method for Deep Exploration. CRC Press 2009: 246 x 174: 528pp Hb: 978-0-415-55105-2: $139.95 eBook: 978-0-203-85962-9 For more information, visit:

Mechanized Tunnelling in Urban Areas Edited by Vittorio Guglielmetti, Piergiorgio Grasso, Ashraf Mahtab and Shulin Xu

This experts’ account of mechanized tunnelling in urban areas covers identification, evaluation and management of the risks involved in construction in urban areas.

Selected Contents: 1. The Modern Tunnel Boring Machine 2. Geological, Hydrological and Geotechnical Contexts 3. Tunnel Design 4. Tunnel Excavation Control 5. Health and Safety Aspects 6. Contract & Construction Aspects 7. Case Histories Taylor & Francis 2007: 246 x 174: 528pp Hb: 978-0-415-42010-5: $167.95 eBook: 978-0-203-93851-5 For more information, visit:

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5 Surface and Underground Excavations Methods, Techniques and Equipment

Ratan Raj Tatiya Taylor & Francis 2005: 246 x 174: 576pp Hb: 978-90-5809-627-2: $219.95 eBook: 978-1-4398-3422-0

Pavement Engineering

Concrete Pavement Design, Construction, and Performance Norbert Delatte

4th Edition

Handbook of Road Technology M. G. Lay, Consulting Engineer, Australia

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Drilled Shafts in Rock Analysis and Design Lianyang Zhang Taylor & Francis 2004: 246 x 174: 394pp Hb: 978-90-5809-650-0: $194.95 eBook: 978-0-203-02442-3 For more information, visit:

Support of Underground Excavations in Hard Rock E. Hoek, P.K. Kaiser and W.F. Bawden Taylor & Francis 2000: 276 x 219: 300pp Hb: 978-90-5410-186-4: $109.95 Pb: 978-90-5410-187-1: $43.95 For more information, visit:

This fully revised fourth edition of Max Lay’s well-established reference work covers all aspects of the technology of roads and road transport, and urban and rural road technology. It forms a comprehensive but accessible reference for all professionals and students interested in roads, road transport and the wide range of disciplines involved with roads.

International in scope, it begins with the preliminary construction procedures; from road planning policies and design considerations to the selection of materials and the building of roads and bridges. It then explores road operating environments that include driver behaviour, traffic flow, lighting and maintenance, and assesses the cost, economics, transport implications and environmental impact of road use. It draws on Max Lay’s unparalleled consulting and operational experience in the financing, planning, design, construction, operation and management of roads in various countries. It forms an indispensable resource for transport planning, engineering, operations and economics. Selected Contents: 1. Introduction 2. Definitions 3. History of Roads 4. The Management of Roads 5. Road Needs 6. Road Location 7. Residential Streets 8. Pavement Materials 9. Water in Pavements 10. Stabilisation 11. Pavement Design 12. Bituminous Pavements 13. Drainage 14. Pavement Performance 15. Bridges 16. Driver Behaviour 17. Traffic Flow and Capacity 18. Speeds 19. Road Geometry 20. Intersections 21. Traffic Signs 22. Pavement Markings 23. Traffic Signals 24. Lighting 25. Construction 26. Maintenance 27. Road Vehicles 28. Safety 29. Road User Costs and Charges 30. Road Transport 31. Transport Planning 32. Environmental Factors 33. Peripheral Technologies Spon Press 2009: 246 x 174: 944pp: 200 line drawings Hb: 978-0-415-47265-4: $265.00 eBook: 978-0-203-89253-4

Addressing the interactions between the different design and construction variables and techniques this book illustrates best practices for constructing economical, long life concrete pavements. Use is made of modeling and performance tools such as HIPERPAV and LTPP to illustrate behavior and performance, along with some case studies.

Spon Press 2007: 234 x 156: 392pp 25 line drawings: 32 tables: 81 halftones Hb: 978-0-415-40970-4: $135.00 eBook: 978-0-203-96108-7 For more information, visit:

Concrete Pavement Design Guidance Notes Geoffrey Griffiths and Nick Thom

This practical design guide guides the reader through the principles of concrete pavement design, especially highway and infrastructure projects, illustrating practice and theory with worked examples to UK, European and US standards and codes, with calculations and with case studies relevant across Europe and the USA.

Selected Contents: 1. Introduction 2. Surface Slab Systems 3. Concrete Bases and Sub-Bases 4. Testing and Specification 5. Concrete Slab Analysis Methods 6. Design Inputs and Assumptions 7. Concrete Pavement Design Methods 8. Composite Pavement Design 9. Joints 10. Detailing Spon Press 2007: 234 x 156: 192pp: 50 line drawings: 33 tables Hb: 978-0-415-25451-9: $150.00 eBook: 978-0-203-96206-0 For more information, visit:

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Rock Mechanics, Geology and Mining Forthcoming in 2011

Practical Engineering Geology Steve Hencher, University of Leeds, UK Applied Geotechnics Series Emphasizing the link between engineering geology and geotechnical engineering, Steve Hencher takes a broad and fresh view of the tasks faced by engineering geologists. Illustrated with a number of case studies and providing reference tables of parameters and properties, this reference is ideal for practising engineering geologists and MSc level students of engineering geology. Selected Contents: 1. Introduction 2. Engineering geology and geotechnical engineering 3. Models 4. Site investigation 5. Geotechnical parameters 6. Design 7. Acceptable hazards and risks 8. Case studies 9. Unexpected ground conditions and how to avoid them 10. Conclusions 11. References and bibliography Spon Press April 2011: 246 x 189: 400pp 350 line drawings: 30 tables: 50 halftones Hb: 978-0-415-46908-1: $200.00 Pb: 978-0-415-46909-8: $79.95 eBook: 978-0-203-89482-8 For more information, visit:

Geology Basics for Engineers Aurele Parriaux, Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland

Geology – Basics for Engineers shows the engineer how to take geological conditions into account in their projects, and how to exploit a wide range of natural resources in an intelligent way, reduce geological hazards, and manage subsurface pollution.

Through a problem-basedlearning approach, this instructional text imparts knowledge and practical experience to engineering students, as well as to experts in the fields of civil engineering, environmental engineering, earth sciences, architecture, land and urban planning. The DVD that supplements the book contains solutions to the problems and animations that show additional facets of the living Earth. Selected Contents: 1. Geology - Engineering Partnership 2. Earth in Space 3. Earth in Time 4. Physics of the Earth 5. Rock-Forming Minerals 6. Magmatism and Magmatic Rocks 7. Water Cycle 8. Continental Sedimentary Processes 9. Oceanic Sedimentary Processes 10. Diagenesis and Properties of Sedimentary Rocks 11. Metamorphism 12. Tectonics 13. Weathering, 14. Geology’s Role in Society’s Big Issues

Design Analysis in Rock Mechanics

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Foundations of Engineering Geology Tony Waltham, Retired from Nottingham Trent University, UK

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.

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 has been comprehensively updated and covers the entire spectrum of topics of interest for both students and practitioners in the field of civil engineering. Selected Contents: 1. Geology 2. Igneous Rocks 3. Surface Processes 4. Sedimentary Rocks 5. Metamorphic Rocks 6. Geological Structures 7. Geological Maps 8. Map Interpretation 9. Tectonics 10. Boundary Hazards 11. Rocks of Britain 12. Rocks of the US 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. 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 Spon Press 2009: 297 x 210: 104pp 180 colour line drawings: 75 tables: 25 colour halftones Hb: 978-0-415-46959-3: $135.00 Pb: 978-0-415-46960-9: $31.95 eBook: 978-0-203-89453-8 For more information, visit:

Guidelines for Open Pit Slope Design John Read, CSIRO, Exploration & Mining, Australia and Peter Stacey, Stacey Mining Geotechnical Ltd, Vancouver, Canada This book will assist open pit mine slope design practitioners, including engineering geologists, geotechnical engineers, mining engineers and civil engineers and mine managers, in meeting stakeholder requirements for pit slopes that are stable, in regards to safety, ore recovery and financial return, for the required life of the mine. CRC Press 2009: 279 x 216: 510pp Hb: 978-0-415-87441-0: $139.95 For more information, visit:

William G. Pariseau Supplying numerous example problems illustrating design analysis techniques, this text approaches important design issues in rock mechanics from a mechanics of materials foundation. Taylor & Francis 2006: 246 x 174: 573pp Hb: 978-0-415-40357-3: $209.95 Pb: 978-0-415-41381-7: $83.95 eBook: 978-0-203-96825-3 For more information, visit:

Solutions Manual to Design Analysis in Rock Mechanics William G. Pariseau, University of Utah, USA This book contains all, fully worked solutions to the exercises in the corresponding textbook, including many drawings. Taylor & Francis 2008: 246 x 174: 368pp Pb: 978-0-415-45725-5: $44.95 eBook: 978-0-203-93250-6 For more information, visit:

Mining and its Impact on the Environment Fred G. Bell and Laurance J. Donnelly A valuable field reference highlighting mining effects and demonstrating how problems can be dealt with before, after and as they occur. Spon Press 2006: 234 x 156: 560pp Hb: 978-0-415-28644-2: $190.00 eBook: 978-0-203-96951-9 For more information, visit:

4th Edition

Rock Slope Engineering Duncan C. Wyllie and Chris Mah Deals with the investigation, design and operation of rock slopes, covering the theoretical basis for various physical behaviours as well as providing worked examples, an outline of latest developments, and practical methods. Selected Contents: 1. Principles of Rock Slope Design 2. Structural Geology and Data Interpretation 3. Site Investigation and Geological Data Collection 4. Rock Strength Properties and Their Measurement 5. Groundwater 6. Plane Failure 7. Wedge Failure 8. Circular Failure 9. Toppling Failure 10. Numerical Analysis 11. Blasting 12. Stabilization of Rock Slopes 13. Movement Monitoring 14. Civil Engineering Applications 15. Mining Applications. Appendices: I. Stereonets for Hand Plotting of Structural Geological Data II. Quantitative Description of Discontinuities in Rock Mass III. Comprehensive Solution Wedge Stability IV. Conversion Factors

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Seismic Design of Buildings to Eurocode 8 Edited by Ahmed Y Elghazouli, Imperial College, London


Earthquake Engineering for Structural Design Victor Gioncu, Technical University, Timisoara, Romania and Federico Mazzolani, University of Naples Federico II, Italy

Developments in Earthquake Engineering have focussed on the capacity and response of structures. They often overlook the importance of seismological knowledge to earthquakeproofing of design. It is not enough only to understand the anatomy of the structure, you must also appreciate the nature of the likely earthquake.

Seismic design, as detailed in this book, is the bringing together of Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Seismology. It focuses on the seismological aspects of design – analyzing various types of earthquake and how they affect structures differently. Understanding the distinction between these earthquake types and their different impacts on buildings can make the difference between whether a building stands or falls, or at least to how much it costs to repair. Covering the basis and basics of the major international codes, this is the essential guide for professionals working on structures in earthquake zones around the world. Selected Contents: 1. Living with Earthquakes 2. Learning from Earthquakes 3. Engineering Seismology and Earthquake Engineering 4. Advances in Conception About Earthquakes 5. Tectonic Plates and Faults 6. Faults and Earthquakes 7. Earthquakes and Structures 8. New Design Philosophies 9. Progress and Challenges in Codifications Spon Press July 2010: 234 x 156: 624pp: 450 line drawings: 50 halftones Hb: 978-0-415-46533-5: $150.00 eBook: 978-0-203-84889-0 For more information, visit:

Response Control and Seismic Isolation of Buildings Masahiko Higashino and Shin Okamoto This state of the art report from an internationally-based task group (TG44) of CIB presents a highly authoritative guide to the application of innovative technologies on response control and seismic isolation of buildings to practice worldwide. Spon Press 2006: 234 x 156: 416pp Hb: 978-0-415-36623-6: $210.00 eBook: 978-0-203-01886-6 For more information, visit:

Practical information and training has become urgently needed for the new Eurocode 8 on the Design of Structures for Earthquake Resistance, especially in relation to the underlying principles of seismic behaviour and the design of building structures.

Performance-Based Design in Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering From Case History to Practice Edited by Takaji Kokusho, Chuo University, Japan, Yoshimichi Tsukamoto, Tokyo University of Science, Japan and Mitsutoshi Yoshimine, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan

This book covers seismic design in a clear but brief manner and links the principles to the code, illustrated with design examples. Concrete and steel buildings, and their foundations, are given special emphasis but the book is widely applicable. It stems from practical short courses on seismic design, run jointly by the Society for Earthquake and Civil Engineering Dynamics and Imperial College London. Written by senior academics with significant consulting experience and by leading practitioners, it has a strong industry emphasis. It suits a wide range of practising civil and structural engineers, academics preparing courses and needing worked examples, and advanced undergraduate and Masters students in Earthquake, Structural or Geotechnical Engineering. Selected Contents: 1. Introduction: Seismic Design and Eurocode 8 Philippe Bisch 2. Seismic Hazard and Earthquake Actions Julian Bommer and Peter Stafford 3. Structural Analysis Martin Williams 4. Basic Seismic Design Principles for Buildings Edmund Booth and Zygmunt Lubkowski 5. Design of Concrete Structures Andy Campbell and Mario Lopes 6. Design of Steel Structures Ahmed Elghazouli and Miguel Castro 7. Design of Composite Steel/Concrete Structures Ahmed Elghazouli and Miguel Castro 8. Shallow Foundations Gopal Madabhushi, Indrasenan Thusyanthan, Zygmunt Lubkowski and Alain Pecker 9. Deep Foundations Gopal Madabhushi and Robert May Spon Press 2009: 234 x 156: 336pp 122 line drawings: 85 tables: 11 halftones Hb: 978-0-415-44762-1: $130.00 eBook: 978-0-203-88894-0 For more information, visit:

Earthquake Geotechnical Case Histories for Performance-Based Design ISSMGE TC4 2005-2009 Term Volume Edited by Takaji Kokusho, Chuo University, Japan

Includes the latest research on dynamic ground response during strong earthquakes, post earthquake residual deformations or flow type failures of slopes/earth-structures and soil-foundation interactions in dynamic response or in lateral spreading of ground.

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This book contains the state-of-the-art in PBD in earthquake geotechnical engineering, including various case histories, numerical methods, soil investigations and engineering practice.

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Soil Liquefaction A Critical State Approach Mike Jefferies and Ken Been

This book brings together a large body of information on the topic, and presents it within a unified and simple framework.

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Environmental Engineering Forthcoming in 2011

Landfill Engineering Edited by Geoffrey B. Card Series: Applied Geotechnics Series Environmental pressures have forced a major rethink on the management and use of landfill. The engineering questions are considerable, and have not been discussed much in the literature to date. This new work provides an up to date handbook on the engineering of landfill materials from design and construction of new facilities to the re-use and development on closed landfill sites. This book provides a reference to landfill characteristics, measurement, analysis and modelling landfill behaviour, recycling materials and engineering design. It presents the background science and engineering methods to solve these issues. Selected Contents: 1. Introduction 2. Landfill Characterisation 3. Chemistry of Waste Materials 4. Engineering Properties of Waste Materials 5. Design of New Landfills 6. Maintenance and Re-use of Existing Landfills 7. Development on Landfills Spon Press April 2011: 216 x 138: 272pp Hb: 978-0-415-37006-6: $120.00 eBook: 978-0-203-03003-5 For more information, visit:

Geosynthetic Clay Liners for Waste Containment Facilities Abdelmalek Bouazza, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia and John J. Bowders, Jr., University of Missouri, Columbia, USA

This book gives a comprehensive and authoritative review of the current state of practice on geosynthetic clay liners in waste containments. It provides an insight into individual materials (bentonite and the associated geosynthetics) and the manufacturing processes. This is followed by the coverage of important topics such as hydraulic conductivity, chemical compatibility, contaminant transport, gas migration, shear strength and slope stability, and field performance.


Ground Improvement by Deep Vibratory Methods Klaus Kirsch, Keller Group, Germany and Fabian Kirsch, GuD Consult GmbH, Germany

Vibro compaction and vibro stone columns are the two dynamic methods of soil improvement most commonly used worldwide. These methods have been developed over seventy years and are now in a position of unrivalled importance amongst modern foundation measures. The first works on granular soil by densification, and the second is used to displace and reinforce fine grained and cohesive soils by introducing inert material. This practical guide for professional geotechnical engineers outlines the development of vibratory deep compaction, describes the equipment used, sets out the methods and techniques and provides state of the art design principles and quality control procedures. It also identifies the practical limitations of the methods. Case studies from South East Asia and the Middle East are used to illustrate the methods and to demonstrate how they apply in real world conditions. The book concludes with some variations of the basic methods, evaluates the economic and environmental benefits of the methods and gives contractual guidance.

Selected Contents: 1. Ground Improvement Methods 2. History of Vibratory Deep Compaction 3. Deep Soil Improvement by Vibratory Methods 4. Compaction of Granular Soils 5. Improvement of Fine Grained and Cohesive Soils by Vibro Replacement Stone Columns 6. Method Variations and Related Processes 7. Environmental Considerations 8. Contractual Implications Spon Press June 2010: 234 x 156: 208pp 84 line drawings: 29 tables: 15 halftones Hb: 978-0-415-55015-4: $130.00 eBook: 978-0-203-87428-8

Geotechnical Engineering for Mine Waste Storage Facilities Geoffrey Blight, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

The book is a comprehensive treatment of the application of geotechnical engineering to site selection, site exploration, design, operation and closure of mine waste storage facilities. The level and content are suitable as a technical source and reference for practising engineers engaged both in the design and operational management of mine waste storage facilities and for senior undergraduate and postgraduate students. The thirteen chapters follow the sequence of the life cycle of a waste storage facility and also consider the use of mine waste as a construction material. The text is liberally illustrated by both line drawings and photographs, and the theoretical passages are supported by typical test results, worked examples and carefully analysed case histories. Selected Contents: 1. Waste Engineering 2. Site Selection 3. Geotechnical Exploration 4. Environmental and Engineering Characteristics 5. In Situ Shear Strength Testing 6. Coefficient of Permeability, Seepage Flow Nets, Drains and Linings, Geosynthetics, Geomembranes and GCL’s 7. Compaction 8. Impounding Dykes 9. Water Control and Functional and Safety Monitoring 10. Water Balances 11. Failures 12. Surface Stability 13. The Use of Mine Waste for Backfilling of Mining Voids and as a Construction Material CRC Press January 2010: 246 x 174: 652pp 150 line drawings: 20 tables: 20 halftones Hb: 978-0-415-46828-2: $199.95 eBook: 978-0-203-85940-7 For more information, visit:

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Selected Contents: 1. Background and Overview of Geosynthetic Clay Liners 2. Durability and Lifetime of the Geotextile Fibres of Geosynthetic Clay Liners 3. Mineralogy and Engineering Properties of Bentonite 4. Hydraulic Conductivity of Geosynthetic Clay Liners 5. Contaminant Transport Through GCL-based Liner Systems 6. Chemico-osmosis and Solute Transport Through Geosynthetic Clay Liners 7. Gas Permeability of Geosynthetic Clay Liners 8. Internal and Interface Shear Strength of Geosynthetic Clay Liners 9. Slope Stability with Geosynthetic Clay Liners 10. Hydrologic Performance of Final Covers Containing 11. Oxygen Diffusion Through Geosynthetic Clay Liners 12. Field Observations of GCL Behaviour

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9 Containment of High-Level Radioactive and Hazardous Solid Wastes with Clay Barriers

Environmental Modelling

Raymond N. Yong, Emeritus Professor, McGill University, Canada, Roland Pusch, Sweco Infrastructure AB, Sweden and Masashi Nakano, Emeritus Professor of the University of Tokyo, Japan

Keith Beven, Lancaster University, UK

An Uncertain Future?

Series: Spon Research

One of the principal objections to our problems with the use of nuclear fuel is that a proven method for safe disposal of spent nuclear fuel has yet to be established. The central focus of most schemes underway to dispose of these high-level radioactive wastes relies on clay-based buffers and barriers to isolate spent fuel canisters in boreholes deep underground in specially constructed tunnels and caverns.

Current thought on the principal methods of containment of high-level radioactive wastes is presented in this book. The authors proceed to discuss the processes and mechanisms involved in the development of long term properties and performance of clay-based buffers and backfills. The procedures and methodologies used to undertake predictions and performance assessments of these materials are also examined. This is an invaluable reference for professionals, researchers, academics and regulators engaged in the development of radioactive waste sites. Selected Contents: 1. Introduction 2. Radioactive and Hazardous Solid Waste Isolation 3. Nature of Clays 4. Clay-water Reactions and Partly-saturated Water Transport 5. Contaminant-clay Interactions and Impacts 6. Thermal, Hydraulic, Mechanical, Chemical and Biological Processes 7. Clay Evolution and Long Term Buffer/Barrier Performance 8. Field and Mockup Experiments 9. Modelling for Prediction and Performance Assessment 10. Safety Assessment and Performance Determination Spon Press 2009: 234 x 156: 480pp 182 colour line drawings: 25 tables: 8 halftones Hb: 978-0-415-45820-7: $210.00 eBook: 978-0-203-93203-2 For more information, visit:

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Geochemistry, Groundwater and Pollution C. A. J. Appelo and Dieke Postma Building on the success of its 1993 predecessor, this second edition of Geochemistry, Groundwater and Pollution has been thoroughly re-written, updated and extended to provide a complete and authoritative account of modern hydrogeochemistry. CRC Press 2005: 246 x 174: 683pp Hb: 978-0-415-36421-8: $131.95 Pb: 978-0-415-36428-7: $53.95 eBook: 978-1-4398-3354-4 For more information, visit:

Environmental Modelling: An Uncertain Future? introduces students, scientists and decision makers to:

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• the different concepts and techniques of uncertainty estimation in environmental prediction

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• the philosophical background to different concepts of uncertainty

• the constraint of uncertainties by the collection of observations and data assimilation in real-time forecasting • techniques for decision making under uncertainty. This book will be relevant to environmental modellers, practitioners and decision makers in hydrology, hydraulics, ecology, meteorology and oceanography, geomorphology, geochemistry, soil science, pollutant transport and climate change. A companion website for the book can be found at Selected Contents: 1. How to Make Predictions 2. A Philosophical Diversion 3. Simulation with No Historical Data Available 4. Simulation with Historical Data Available 5. Forecasting the Near Future 6. Decision Making When Faced with Uncertainty 7. An Uncertain Future? Spon Press 2008: 246 x 174: 328pp 69 line drawings: 1 table: 6 halftones Hb: 978-0-415-46302-7: $190.00 Pb: 978-0-415-45759-0: $59.95 eBook: 978-0-203-93248-3 For more information, visit:

Microstructure of Smectite Clays and Engineering Performance Roland Pusch and Raymond N. Yong Spon Research

Hydraulic Engineering

This authoritative book explains the detailed function of clay-based engineered barriers, gives a number of examples of the design and construction of successful sites, and sets out conceptual and theoretical models for the prediction of their performance.

Selected Contents: 1. Introduction 2. Smectite Clays 3. Microstructure of Natural Smectite Clay 4. Microstructure of Artificial Clay-Based Engineered Barriers 5. Clay Properties and Microstructural Constitution 6. Microstructural Function of Smectite Clay in Waste Isolation 7. Long-term Function of Smectite Clay for Waste Isolation 8. Theoretical Modelling of the Performance of Smectite Clay Microstructure Spon Press 2005: 234 x 156: 352pp 112 line drawings: 25 tables: 44 halftones Hb: 978-0-415-36863-6: $210.00 eBook: 978-0-203-02898-8 For more information, visit:

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David Butler, University of Exeter, UK and John Davies, Coventry University, UK The drainage of rainwater and wastewater from areas of human development has both environmental and engineering aspects. This book deals not only with the design of new systems, but also the analysis and upgrading of existing infrastructure, and the environmental issues involved. Each chapter contains a descriptive overview of the complex issues involved, the basic engineering principles, and analysis for each topic. Extensive examples are used to support and demonstrate the key issues explained in the text. An essential text for undergraduates and postgraduate students, lecturers and researchers in water engineering, environmental engineering, public health engineering and engineering hydrology. It is a useful reference for drainage design and operation engineers in the water industry and local authorities, and for consulting engineers. It will also be of relevance to environmental science, technology, policy and planning, geography and health studies. Selected Contents: 1. Introduction 2. Approaches to Urban Drainage 3. Water Quality 4. Wastewater 5. Rainfall 6. Stormwater 7. System Components and Layout 8. Hydraulics 9. Hydraulic Features 10. Foul Sewers 11. Storm Sewers 11a. Sewer Flooding 12. Combined Sewers and Combined Sewer Overflows 13. Storage 14. Pumped Systems 15. Structural Design and Construction 16. Sediments 17. Operation, Maintenance and Performance 18. Rehabilitation 19. Flow models 20. Quality Models 21. Stormwater Management 22. Low-Income Communities 23. Integrated Management and Control 24. Towards Sustainability Spon Press August 2010: 234 x 156: 624pp 182 line drawings: 100 tables: 23 halftones Hb: 978-0-415-45525-1: $170.00 Pb: 978-0-415-45526-8: $62.95 eBook: 978-0-203-84905-7 For more information, visit:

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4th Edition

Hydraulic Modelling - An Introduction

Modelling for Coastal Hydraulics and Engineering

Hydrology in Practice

Principles, Methods and Applications

K. W. Chau, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Japan

Elizabeth M. Shaw, Keith J. Beven and Nick A. Chappell both at Lancaster University, UK and Rob Lamb, JBA Consulting, UK

Pavel Novak, formerly at University of Newcastle, UK, Vincent Guinot, University of Montpellier, France, Alan Jeffrey, University of Newcastle, UK and Dominic E. Reeve, University of Plymouth, UK

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This fourth edition of Hyrodology in Practice while retaining all that is excellent about its predecessor, by Elizabeth Shaw, replaces the material on the Flood Studies Report with an equivalent section on the methods of the Flood Estimation Handbook and its revisions. Other completely revised sections on instrumentation and modelling reflect the many changes that have occurred over recent years. The updated text has taken advantage of the extensive practical experience of the staff of JBA Consulting who use the methods described on a day-to-day basis. Topical case studies further enhance the text and the way in which students at undergraduate and MSc level can relate to it. The fourth edition will also have a wider appeal outside the UK by including new material on hydrological processes which also relate to courses in geography and environmental science departments. In this respect the book draws on the expertise of Keith Beven and Nick Chappell who have extensive experience of field hydrological studies in a variety of different environments, and teaching undergraduate hydrology courses for many years. Second and final year undergraduates (and MSc) students of hydrology in Engineering, Environmental Science and Geography Departments across the globe, as well as professionals in environmental protection agencies and consultancies, will find this book invaluable. It is likely to be the course text for every undergraduate/MSc hydrology course in the UK and in many cases overseas too. Selected Contents: 1. The Hydrological Cycle, Hydrometeorology and Climate Part One: Hydrological Measurements 2. Hydrometric Networks and Data-Logging 3. Precipitation 4. Evapotranspiration 5. Infiltration, Moisture and Groundwater 6. Hillslope Runoff Processes 7. River Flow 8. Water Quality Part Two: Hydrological Analysis and Modelling 9. Precipitation Analysis 10. Evapotranspiration Calculations 11. River Flow Analysis 12. Catchment Modelling 13. Flood Routing 14. Groundwater Models Part Three: Applications 15. Flood Mapping 16. Flood Risk Management 17. Water Resources 18. Urban 19. River Basin Management Spon Press July 2010: 246 x 174: 560pp 208 line drawings: 70 tables: 50 halftones Hb: 978-0-415-37041-7: $155.00 Pb: 978-0-415-37042-4: $62.95 eBook: 978-0-203-03023-3 For more information, visit:

’This book should definitely find its place in all libraries concerned with hydraulics, hydroinformatics and modelling. It certainly should be available in their respective institutions to all engineers who are involved in modelling or are using results of models. And it should be advised as essential reading to students at postgraduate level in hydraulics and hydroinformatics.’ – Jean A. Cunge, Journal of Hydroinformatics Modelling forms a vital part of all engineering design, yet many hydraulic engineers are not fully aware of the assumptions they make. These assumptions can have important consequences when choosing the best model to inform design decisions. Considering the advantages and limitations of both physical and mathematical methods, this book will help you identify the most appropriate form of analysis for the hydraulic engineering application in question. All models require the knowledge of their background, good data and careful interpretation and so this book also provides guidance on the range of accuracy to be expected of the model simulations and how they should be related to the prototype. An invaluable guide for students and professionals.

Selected Contents: 1. Introduction 2. Theoretical Background 3. Development of Physical Models 4. Development of Numerical Models 5. Procedure and Tools – Physical Models 6. Procedure and Tools – Mathematical Models 7. Hydrodynamic Modelling of Open Channel Systems 8. Environmental Modelling of Open Channel Systems 9. Hydrodynamic Modelling of Closed Conduit Flows 10. Modelling of Storm Drainage Systems 11. Modelling of Estuaries 12. Modelling of Coastal and offshore Structures and Processes 13. Modelling of Hydraulic Structures Spon Press January 2010: 234 x 156: 616pp: 170 illustrations: 8 tables Hb: 978-0-419-25010-4: $180.00 Pb: 978-0-419-25020-3: $79.95 eBook: 978-0-203-86162-2

Mechanistic models are often employed to simulate processes in coastal environments. However, these predictive tools are highly specialized, involve certain assumptions and limitations, and can be manipulated only by experienced engineers who have a thorough understanding of the underlying principles. This results in significant constraints on their manipulation as well as large gaps in understanding and expectations between the developers and users of a model. Recent advancements in soft computing technologies make it possible to integrate machine learning capabilities into numerical modelling systems in order to bridge the gaps and lessen the demands on human experts. This book reviews the state-of-the-art in conventional coastal modelling as well as in the increasingly popular integration of various artificial intelligence technologies into coastal modelling. Conventional hydrodynamic and water quality modelling techniques comprise finite difference and finite element methods. The novel algorithms and methods include knowledge-based systems, genetic algorithms, artificial neural networks, and fuzzy inference systems. Different soft computing methods contribute towards accurate and reliable prediction of coastal processes. Combining these techniques and harnessing their benefits has the potential to make extremely powerful modelling tools. Selected Contents: 1. Introduction 2. Coastal Modelling 3. Conventional Modelling Techniques for Coastal Engineering 4. Finite Difference Methods 5. Finite Element Methods 6. Soft Computing Techniques 7. Artificial Neural Networks 8. Fuzzy inference Systems 9. Evolutionary Algorithms 10. Knowledge-based systems 11. Conclusions Spon Press January 2010: 234 x 156: 240pp 30 line drawings: 26 tables Hb: 978-0-415-48254-7: $145.00 eBook: 978-0-203-88476-8 For more information, visit:

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11 Risk and Reliability Coastal and Hydraulic Engineering Dominic Reeve, University of Plymouth, UK

Risk and Reliability: Coastal and Hydraulic Engineering sets out the methods which are increasingly being required by Government Agencies for river and sea defence design and flood defence system management, and it shows how to describe uncertainty in the performance of flood and erosion defences.

Structural and Geotechnical Journals from Taylor & Francis

It introduces the key statistical concepts required for the implementation of a reliability analysis, and the analytical and the numerical methods are each described with worked examples. Example applications of the methods are given to illustrate their advantages and limitations, together with case studies drawn from the author’s experience of academia and consultancy. It draws together scattered material and provides coastal and hydraulic engineers with an accessible entry to reliability analysis and thence to the cutting-edge literature. This book suits advanced undergraduates and MSc students of flood and coastal defence. It also serves as a helpful source of information for consultants, practitioners and academics. Selected Contents: 1. Introduction 2. Introduction to Probability 3. Elements of Probability and Stochastic Processes 4. Extremes 5. Uncertainty and Reliability Analysis 6. Applications 7. Reliability of Systems Epilogue References. Appendix A: Statistical tables. Appendix B: Flow Chart for Choice of Method

Structure and Infrastructure Engineering

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International Journal of Mining, Reclamation and Environment

Civil Engineering and Environmental Systems

International Journal of Pavement Engineering

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Hydraulic Structures P. Novak, A.I.B. Moffat, C. Nalluri and R. Narayanan

The fully revised and updated fourth edition of this volume presents design principles and practical guidance for key hydraulic structures.

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