Now fully updated in this third edition, ICE Handbook of Geosynthetic Engineering offers a comprehensive overview of geosynthetics and their various applications. Global challenges, including climate change, are impacting how researchers and engineers provide sustainable solutions to field problems using geosynthetics, geometrical and material variations. Geosynthetic manufacturers are trying to meet the requirements of the specific field problems by regularly introducing new materials. Understanding this wealth of information and knowing what methods to adopt or disregard have made the field of geosynthetics a difficult one to keep up with. However, this book collates this complex information into one easy-to-read and clear volume.
With the inclusion of five brand new chapters and contributions from global experts in the field, this volume covers geosynthetics in the context of
- basic details of geosynthetics and fibres, and soil-geosynthetic interaction
- filters and drains
- retaining walls, embankments and slopes, including seismic aspects
- shallow and deep foundations
- transport structures, including roads, runways and railways
- landfills, earth and tailing dams, ponds, reservoirs and canals
- ports, waterways and coastal structures
- hydraulic and transport tunnels, and shafts
- field application guidelines, and sustainability considerations.
This book is required reading for practising engineers in all areas of civil engineering, and in some specific areas of mining, agricultural and aquacultural engineering. It is also of considerable interest for researchers, students and geosynthetic manufacturers looking for the latest information on geosynthetics.
Edited by Sanjay Shukla, this single volume is presented in twenty-two sections authored by over forty different authors and as such covers a wide spectrum of engineering aspects of geosynthetics, ranging from fundamentals to details of applications, design and construction. At just under five hundred pages this third edition is a mine of information for those venturing into the world of geosynthetics.
Prof Terry Ingold, Emeritus Professor of Geotechnical Engineering Birmingham University, UK, and Consulting Geotechnical Engineer
The third edition of ICE Handbook of Geosynthetic Engineering is a welcome addition to the growing literature on geosynthetics. It has improved information and discussions on the fundamentals of geosynthetics and their applications in various civil engineering design and construction projects. It provides updated state-of-the-art guidance on geosynthetic applications, related to filters and drainage, retaining walls, coastal structures, embankments, shallow and deep foundations, paved and unpaved roads, erosion control, landfills and containment barriers, and a few other topics. Consulting engineers can use this handbook as a reference. It can also serve as a textbook.
Braja M. Das, Dean Emeritus, California State University, Sacramento, USA
01. Fundamentals of geosynthetics - S.K. Shukla
02. Soil-geosynthetic interaction - M.L. Lopes and C.S. Vieira
03. Filters and drains - A.H. Aydilek, Y. Zhang and A.Y. Dayioglu
04. Retaining walls – limit-equilibrium-based approach - B.M. Das and S.K.Shukla
05. Retaining walls – reliability-based approach - A. Pain and E. Agarwal
06. Embankments - E.M. Palmeira
07. Shallow foundations - S.K. Shukla
08. Deep foundations - M. Muthukumar and S.K.Shukla
09. Unpaved roads - P.L. Bourdeau, A.K. Ashmawy, A.Trivedi and S.K.Shukla
10. Paved roads and runways - S.W. Perkins, R.R. Berg and B.R. Christopher
11. Railway tracks - A. Tan, S.K. Shukla and S.S. Nimbalkar
12. Slopes–erosion control - T.S. Ingold, M.H. Li and S. Cuomo
13. Slopes–stabilisation - S.K. Shukla, N.Sivakugan, B.M.Das and J.F. Xue
14. Landfills and barriers for contaminant migration - H. Zanzinger, E. Gartung and W. Hornsey
15. Earth and tailings dams - D.N. Arnepalli, D.N. Singh and S.K. Shukla
16. Containment ponds, reservoirs and canals - N. Touze, G. Stoltz and L. Peyras
17. Ports, waterways and coastal structures - Y. Miyata, R.J. Bathurst and D. Takano
18. Hydraulic and transport tunnels, and shafts - D. Cazzuffi, A. Scuero and G. Vaschetti
19. Geosynthetic-reinforced soil walls and slopes seismic aspects - R.J. Bathurst, K.Hatami and M.C. Alfaro
20. Basic description of fibre-reinforced soils - S.K. Shukla
21. Sustainability considerations in geosynthetic applications - D. Basu and M.Lee
22. Geosynthetic applications–general aspects and selected case studies - S.K. Shukla