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Clay in Engineering Geology

Engineering geology is an interdisciplinary subject concerned with the application of geological science to engineering practice, and it is therefore important for the engineering geologist to recognize the boundary between engineering application and purely scientific enquiry. Much research in applied clay science results from imperfectly understood engineering behaviour. Engineering geology is most closely allied to the geotechnical and materials areas of civil engineering. The scope of the present book is limited to the influence of clay but because clay is almost ubiquitous in earth materials the subject still remains broad. In soil and rock, clay is the smallest size fraction, but it is that very fact which often determines its major influences on engineering behaviour.In this book the author reviews the importance of clay in engineering geology and summarizes present knowledge in this field. The plan of the book has remained unchanged since the first edition was published in 1968 but the text, diagrams and reference lists have all been extensively updated. The first 5 chapters review the classification, origin, composition, fabric and physical chemistry of clays. Behavioural aspects, covered in the following 4 chapters, include moisture interaction, strength and rheology, soil stabilization and the use of clays as materials. The final 3 chapters describe methods of analysis of clays and soils.Clay in Engineering Geology contains material drawn from a wide variety of sources and, together with its literature review and indexes, will provide much of value to geologists, mineralogists, civil and geotechnical engineers concerned with applied clay science.

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Published: April 1987

Imprint: Elsevier

ISBN: 978-0-444-42758-8

Reviews

  • This book is an invaluable collection of information on important, active areas of clay behavior research. `Clay in Engineering Geology' will long be an important source of information, serving not only active researchers in the field, but also students who desire to join their ranks.
    Appl. Mech. Rev.


    ...an invaluable collection of information on important active areas of clay behavior research. "Clay in Engineering Geology" will long be an important source of information, serving not only active researchers in the field, but also students who desire to join their ranks.
    M. Popescu, Appl. Mech. Rev.

Contents

  • 1. The Nature and Classification of Clays and Soils. 2. Physical Geology. 3. The Origin and Evolution of Clay Minerals and Clays. 4. Composition and Fabric of Clays. 5. Physical Chemistry of Clays. 6. Moisture Interaction with Clays and Clay Minerals. 7. Strength and Rheology of Clays. 8. Soil Stabilization. 9. Clays as Materials. 10. The Mineralogical Analysis of Clay. 11. Physical Analysis of Clay. 12. Engineering Analysis of Soils. Author Index. Subject Index.

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