Released on 1998Categories Technology & Engineering

Site Preparation for the New Hong Kong International Airport

Site Preparation for the New Hong Kong International Airport

Author: Graham W. Plant

Publisher: Thomas Telford

ISBN: 072772696X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 576

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Edited and written by the engineers intimately involved in the project, this text presents both theory and practice in site reclamation and provides valuable lessons in site investigation geotechnical instrumentation and more.
Released on 2006-03-30Categories Science

Coastal Fluxes in the Anthropocene

Coastal Fluxes in the Anthropocene

Author: Christopher J. Crossland

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540278511

Category: Science

Page: 232

View: 378

This book synthesizes knowledge of coastal and riverine material fluxes, biogeochemical processes and indications of change, both natural, and increasingly human-initiated. Here, the authors assess coastal flux in the past and present, and in future under the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP), the International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change (IHDP) and the LOICZ II (Land-Ocean Interactions in the Coastal Zone) Project.
Released on 2017-10-06Categories Technology & Engineering

Soft Soil Engineering

Soft Soil Engineering

Author: A.K.L. Kwong

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351416177

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1309

View: 601

This volume contains seven keynote lectures and over 100 technical contributions by scientists, researchers, engineers and students from more than 25 countries and regions worldwide on the subject of soft soil engineering.
Released on 2005-12-22Categories Technology & Engineering

Dredging in Coastal Waters

Dredging in Coastal Waters

Author: D. Eisma

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0415391113

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 244

View: 302

The varied use of dredgers has led to the development of a variety of dredger types, from small ones appropriate to modest inshore projects, to very large sea-going dredgers for large-scale projects calling for the storage of dredged material within the ship. This book, which is the first book dedicated to dredging and its environmental impact in the widest sense, contains chapters on dredging operations in the Netherlands, Belgium, the UK, Spain, the US, China and Singapore. Additional chapters discuss more general aspects such as dredging techniques, monitoring of dredging operations, and the prospects of dredging in a changing environment. As well as providing information on dredging activities in different areas, it gives an insight into the activities and problems (environmental or other) involved in modern dredging. It will be of interest to professionals and students alike.
Released on 2018-09-03Categories Science

Geology for Ground Engineering Projects

Geology for Ground Engineering Projects

Author: Chris J. N. Fletcher

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781498758338

Category: Science

Page: 293

View: 275

Bridges the Gap between Geology and Ground Engineering High-quality geological models are crucial for ground engineering projects, but many engineers are not always at ease with the geological terminology and analysis presented in these models, nor with their implications and limitations. Project engineers need to have a sound comprehension of the geological models presented to them, and to be able to discuss the models in so far as they might impinge on the design, safety and possible budgetary or time constraints of the project. They should also fully understand how site investigation data and samples are used to develop and substantiate geological models. Geology for Ground Engineering Projects provides a comprehensive presentation of, and insight into, the critical geological phenomena that may be encountered in many engineering projects, for example rock contact relationships, weathering and karst phenomena in tropical areas, composition of fault zones and variability of rock discontinuities. Examples are provided from around the world, including Southeast Asia, Europe, North and South America, China and India. Comprehensive and well-illustrated, this definitive book: Describes the important geological phenomena that could affect ground engineering projects Provides a practical knowledge-base for relevant geological processes Addresses common geological issues and concerns Rocks are described in relation to the environment of their formation, highlighting the variation in composition, distribution and geotechnical properties that can be expected within a variety of rock associations. Case studies, where geology has been a vital factor, are included. These are written by the project engineers or geologists responsible for the projects. Geology for Ground Engineering Projects is well illustrated with color diagrams and photographs. Readers are directed to satellite images of selected areas to explore for themselves many of the geological features described in this book.
Released on 2009-12-01Categories Social Science

Chinese Ecocinema

Chinese Ecocinema

Author: Sheldon H. Lu

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

ISBN: 9789622090866

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

View: 249

This anthology is a book-length study of China's ecosystem through the lens of cinema. Proposing 'ecocinema' as a new critical framework, the volume collectively investigates a wide range of urgent topics in today's world.
Released on 2020-08-04Categories Technology & Engineering

Deep Excavations in Soil

Deep Excavations in Soil

Author: John Endicott

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781000077094

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 213

View: 826

The book describes the theory and current practices for design of earth lateral support for deep excavations in soil. It addresses basic principles of soil mechanics and explains how these principles are embodied in design methods including hand calculations. It then introduces the use of numerical methods including the fundamental “beam on springs” models, and then more sophisticated computer programmes which can model soil as a continuum in two or three dimensions. Constitutive relationships are introduced that are in use for representing the behaviour of soil including a strain hardening model, and a Cam Clay model including groundwater flow and coupled consolidation. These methods are illustrated by reference to practical applications and case histories from the author’s direct experience, and some of the pitfalls that can occur are discussed. Theory and design are strongly tied to construction practice, with emphasis on monitoring the retaining structures and movement of surrounding ground and structures, in the context of safety and the Observational Method. Examples are presented for conventional “Bottom-up” and “Top-down” sequences, along with hybrid sequences giving tips on how to optimise the design and effect economies of cost and time for construction. It is written for practising geotechnical, civil and structural engineers, and especially for senior and MSc students.