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The Resource Soil and rock description in engineering practice, David Norbury, (electronic resource)

Soil and rock description in engineering practice, David Norbury, (electronic resource)

Label
Soil and rock description in engineering practice
Title
Soil and rock description in engineering practice
Statement of responsibility
David Norbury
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation
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Norbury, David
Dewey number
624.151
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Engineering geology
  • Soils
  • Rocks
  • Civil engineering
Summary expansion
In ground investigation, the description of soils and rocks inengineering practice forms a major input to the field log. The log records the materials and strata seen in any sample, core or exposure and is a basic element of the factual information that underpins the entire understanding and interpretation of the ground conditions on site. The field log is also all that remains after the investigation is over and so has a life well beyond that of the investigation report. Practical guidance is provided for those in the field carrying out engineering geological logging of soil and rock samples and exposures. Information on the current systematic and codified approach and its use are laid out in detail to ensure the defined descriptors are used in a consistent format, rendering mistakes less likely and the necessary communication from field to design more successful. The procedures, techniques and tips within this book are not only for young practitioners learning their craft, but are also relevant for theirseniors and mentors, including responsible experts who sign off the logs and report on behalf of their company. Althoughthey may have been involved in logging for many years they need to be aware of current practices in order to avoid costlymistakes. Soil and Rock Description in Engineering Practice enables the practitioner to record and present features of theground from the exposure in such a way as to convey a field presence to subsequent users of the data. This is important as the samples deteriorate quickly and are not usually inspected by any party other than the logger. Field logs therefore provide the only record of the ground that is available to the designer and contractor later in the construction process
Label
Soil and rock description in engineering practice, David Norbury, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Written by an acknowledged expert, this is a practical guide to the engineering geological description of soils and rocks in the field
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • ""Contents""; ""Preface""; ""Definitions""; ""1 Introduction""; ""2 History of Description in Codification""; ""3 Systematic Description""; ""4 Description of Materials""; ""5 Relative Density and Strength""; ""6 Structure, Fabric and Texture""; ""7 Colour""; ""8 Secondary and Tertiary Fractions""; ""9 Geological Formation""; ""10 Weathering""; ""11 Discontinuity Logging""; ""12 Fracture State Recording""; ""13 Low Density Soils""; ""14 Made Ground""; ""15 Classifi cation Schemes""; ""16 The Description Process â€? Boreholes""; ""17 Description Process â€? Field Exposures""
  • ""Appendix: Pro-Forma Field Record Sheets""""References""; ""Index""
Control code
ocn843860791
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 288 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781849950268
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)843860791
Label
Soil and rock description in engineering practice, David Norbury, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Written by an acknowledged expert, this is a practical guide to the engineering geological description of soils and rocks in the field
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • ""Contents""; ""Preface""; ""Definitions""; ""1 Introduction""; ""2 History of Description in Codification""; ""3 Systematic Description""; ""4 Description of Materials""; ""5 Relative Density and Strength""; ""6 Structure, Fabric and Texture""; ""7 Colour""; ""8 Secondary and Tertiary Fractions""; ""9 Geological Formation""; ""10 Weathering""; ""11 Discontinuity Logging""; ""12 Fracture State Recording""; ""13 Low Density Soils""; ""14 Made Ground""; ""15 Classifi cation Schemes""; ""16 The Description Process â€? Boreholes""; ""17 Description Process â€? Field Exposures""
  • ""Appendix: Pro-Forma Field Record Sheets""""References""; ""Index""
Control code
ocn843860791
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 288 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781849950268
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)843860791

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