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By Laurence D. Wesley
Wiley has lengthy held a pre-eminent place as a writer of books on geotechnical engineering, with a specific energy in soil habit and soil mechanics, at either the educational point. This reference will be the 1st book focused completely at the certain engineering homes of residual soil. Given the predominance of residual soils within the under-developed elements of the USA and the Southern Hemisphere, and the expanding expense of latest building in those areas, the certainty of residual soils is anticipated to extend in significance within the coming years. This booklet might be written for the training geotechnical engineer operating to any measure with residual soils. it is going to describe the original homes of residual soil and supply cutting edge layout recommendations for development on it safely.The writer will draw on his 30 years of useful event as a working towards geotechnical engineer, imbuing the paintings with genuine global examples and perform difficulties inspired by way of his paintings in South the United States and Southeast Asia.
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To subdivide this group into three subgroups: 1. Halloysite soils: The principal influence of halloysite appears to be that the engineering properties of the soil are good, despite a high clay fraction and very small particle size, and fairly high values of natural water content and Atterberg limits. The good engineering properties appear to be the direct result of their mineralogical composition, or in some cases cementation arising from the presence of the sesquioxides. Terzaghi (1958), Matyas (1969), and Wesley (1973) have given accounts of the good engineering performance of these soils.
1985. Mechanical and hydraulic properties of in situ residual soils. Proceedings, First International Conference on Geomechanics in Tropical, Lateritic, and Saprolitic Soils, Brazil, 1–33. Wesley, L. D. 1974. Cipanunjang (Tjipanundjang, old spelling) Dam in West Java, Indonesia. Journal of the Geotechnical Division ASCE100/GT5: 503–522. Wesley, L. D. 2009. Fundamentals of Soil Mechanics for Sedimentary and Residual Soils. New York: Wiley. , A. J. Whittle, J. T. Germaine, and M. A. Nikolinakau. 2007.
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Geotechnical Engineering in Residual Soils by Laurence D. Wesley