Engineering Geological Mapping

Engineering Geological Mapping

1st Edition - January 1, 1991

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  • Author: W. R. Dearman
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483102610

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Engineer Geologic Mapping is a guide to the principles, concepts, methods, and practices involved in geological mapping, as well as the applications of geology in engineering. The book covers related topics such as the definition of engineering geology; principles involved in geological mapping; methods on how to make engineering geological maps; and rock and soil description and classifications. Also covered in the book are topics such as the different kinds of engineering geological mapping; the zoning concept in engineering geological mapping; terrain evaluation; construction sites; and land and water management. The text is recommended for engineers and geologists who would like to be familiarized with the concepts and practices involved in geological mapping.

Table of Contents

  • Contents

    1 Introduction

    1.1 Definition of engineering geology

    1.2 Recording the early applications of geology in engineering

    2 Principles of Engineering Geological Mapping

    2.1 Introduction

    2.2 Purpose

    2.3 Scale

    2.4 Classification and description of rocks and soils

    2.5 Classification of mapping units for engineering geological mapping

    2.6 Relation between engineering geological and lithostratigraphical map units

    2.7 Other aspects of mapping

    2.8 Types of map

    3 How to Make Engineering Geological Maps

    3.1 Introduction

    3.2 Data collection

    3.3 Derivative maps and plans

    3.4 Mapping techniques for site plans

    4 Rock and Soil Description and Classification for Engineering Geological Mapping

    4.1 Introduction

    4.2 Early developments in rock description and classification

    4.3 Principles of classification and description of rocks and soils

    4.4 Bases for classification of rocks and soils for engineering purposes

    4.5 A lithological classification of rocks

    4.6 Description of rocks for engineering purposes

    4.7 Description of weathering profile in rock mass

    4.8 Classification of soils for engineering purposes

    4.9 Description of soils

    4.10 Additional geological information for rock and soil description

    4.11 Made ground

    5 How To Present Data

    5.1 Introduction

    5.2 Format and content of engineering geological maps

    5.3 Layout and content of engineering geological plans

    5.4 Supplementation of existing geological maps for engineering purposes

    5.5 Other aspects of presentation

    5.6 Explanation or legend

    5.7 Legend for engineering geology maps and plans

    5.8 Another example of a legend

    6 Czechoslovakian Stripe Method and Parallel Developments

    6.1 Introduction

    6.2 Practical applications of the stripe method

    6.3 Development of medium-scale 1:25 000 engineering geological maps

    6.4 Use of the stripe method in the Federal Republic of Germany

    6.5 Application of the stripe method for other purposes

    6.6 Engineering geological cartography in France: 1965-1970

    6.7 Application of the stripe method in the UK

    7 The Zoning Concept in Engineering Geological Mapping

    7.1 Introduction

    7.2 Methods of classification

    7.3 Effect of map scale on selection of mapping units

    7.4 The zoning concept: examples from Czechoslovakia

    7.5 General zoning maps

    7.6 Medium-scale zoning maps

    7.7 Zoning plans

    7.8 Other types of zoning map

    8 General or Synoptic Engineering Geological Maps

    8.1 Introduction

    8.2 Engineering geological map of the world

    8.3 Engineering geological map of the USA

    8.4 Content of general engineering geological maps

    8.5 General engineering geological map of the soils and rocks of the UK

    8.6 Glacial terrain map of Britain

    9 Terrain Evaluation: Cost-Effective Mapping

    9.1 Introduction

    9.2 PUCE system for terrain analysis

    9.3 Oxford-MEXE system of terrain classification

    9.4 Other studies of land classification

    9.5 Remote sensing for land surface evaluation

    9.6 Small-scale engineering geological maps

    10 Urban Engineering Geological Maps

    10.1 Introduction

    10.2 Interpreting geological maps for engineering purposes

    10.3 Areal and engineering geology urban maps

    10.4 Maps of surface and underground quarries in Paris

    10.5 Uncovered geological and geotechnical plans of Warsaw

    10.6 Maps of Prague: 1960-1978

    10.7 Hong Kong: terrain classification for geotechnical purposes in deeply weathered rocks

    10.8 United Kingdom: mapping in the urban environment

    10.9 A case study of engineering geological mapping at various scales in North-East England

    11 Construction Sites

    11.1 Introduction

    11.2 Methods of mapping at the plan scale

    11.3 Recording at plan scale using descriptive rock and soil characteristics

    11.4 Plans produced at feasibility and site investigation stages

    11.5 Example of plans produced by terrestrial photogrammetry

    11.6 Application of geomorphological mapping to site investigation

    11.7 Foundation mapping

    11.8 Mapping cuttings

    11.9 Large underground openings

    11.10 Tunnels

    11.11 Shafts

    12 Hazard and Risk Assessment

    12.1 Introduction

    12.2 Hazard evaluations made in the course of geological surveys

    12.3 Landslide hazard and risk maps

    12.4 Earthquake hazard and risk maps

    12.5 Volcanic hazard and risk maps

    12.6 Maps of other geological hazards

    12.7 Risk maps

    13 Land and Water Management: Environmental Geology Mapping

    13.1 Introduction

    13.2 Environmental geology mapping in the UK

    13.3 Environmental geology maps in the USA

    13.4 Land capability analysis

    13.5 Quantitative land capability analysis

    13.6 Water resources in environmental planning

    14 Prospect

    Appendix 1 Alternative Symbols for Soils and Rocks

    Appendix 2 Rock Mass Description and Discontinuity Data Sheets




Product details

  • No. of pages: 396
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1991
  • Published: January 1, 1991
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483102610

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