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International Conference on In Situ Measurement of Soil Properties and Case Histories (2001)

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Proceedings, Volume 1

Other Conference Proceedings

ISSMGE Proceedings from 1936 to Present: A Compendium

Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Site Characterization (ISC-5), Volume 1

Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Site Characterization (ISC-5), Volume 2

Gold Coast, Australia, September 5-9, 2016

Proceedings of DMT15: 3rd International Conference on the Flat Dilatometer
Rome, Italy, June 14-16, 2015

Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering
Paris, France, September 2-6, 2013

Proceedings of the European Symposium on Penetration Testing
Courtesy of the Swedish Geotechnical Institute

Proceedings of the First International Conference on Site Characterization, Volume 1
P.K. Robertson and P.W. Mayne (eds.)

Proceedings of the First International Conference on Site Characterization, Volume 2
P.K. Robertson and P.W. Mayne (eds.)

Proceedings from the Second International Conference on the Flat Dilatometer
R. A. Failmezger and J. B. Anderson (eds.)

Proceedings of the First International Conference on the Flat Dilatometer
Sponsored by Mobile Augers and Research LTD

Underground Engineering for Sustainable Urban Development
Committee on Underground GeoEngineering for Sustainable Development; Committee on Geological and Geotechnical Engineering; Board on Earth Sciences and Resources; Division on Earth and Life Studies; National Research Council

Elastic Solutions for Soil and Rock Mechanics
Poulos and Davis

Site Investigation
Clayton, Matthews, and Simons

Critical State Soil Mechanics
Schofield and Wroth



Subgrade Modeling and Models in Foundation Engineering
John Horvath

Lateral Pressure Reduction on Earth-Retaining Structures Using Geofoam
John Horvath

Engineering Properties of Rocks (2nd Edition)
Lianyang Zhang

Principles and Practice of Ground Improvement
Jie Han

Soil Mechanics Fundamentals
Isao Ishibashi and Hemanta Hazarika

Hillslope Hydrology and Stability
Ning Lu, Jonathan Godt

Geotechnical and Geophysical Site Characterization 4
Roberto Quental Coutinho, Paul W. Mayne (eds.)

Computational Methods in Elasticity and Plasticity: Solids and Porous Media
A. Anandarajah

Geotechnical Laboratory Measurements for Engineers
John T. Germaine, Amy V. Germaine

Slope stability and erosion control: Ecotechnological solutions
Joanne E. Norris, Alexia Stokes, Slobodan B. Mickovski, Erik Cammeraat, Rens van Beek, Bruce C. Nicoll, Alexis Achim (eds.)

Deformational Characteristics of Geomaterials: Proceedings of the Fourth International Symposium on the Deformation Characteristics of Geomaterials
Susan E. Burns, Paul W. Mayne, and J. Carlos Santamarina (eds.)

Behaviour of CFA, Driven and Bored Piles in Residual Soil
António Viana da Fonseca, Jaime A. Santos

Geotechnical & Geophysical Site Characterization (Additional Information)
An-Bin Huang, Paul W Mayne (eds.)

Unsaturated Soil Mechanics (Additional Information)
Ning Lu and William J. Likos

Characterization and Engineering Properties of Natural Soils (TOC)
Thiam Soon Tan, Kok-Kwang Phoon, David Hight, and Serge Leroueil (eds.)

Plasticity and Geotechnics
Hai-Sui Yu

Geotechnical Modelling
David Muir Wood

Ground Improvement Case Histories
Buddhima Indraratna

Geotechnical & Geophysical Site Characterization
Edited by Antonio Viana da Fonseca and Paul W. Mayne

Plasticity and Geomechanics
R.O. Davis and A.P.S. Selvadurai

Hydromechanical Aspects and Unsaturated Flow in Jointed Rock,
Buddhima Indraratna and Pathegama Ranjith

Cavity Expansion Methods in Geomechanics
Hai-Sui Yu

Introduction to Discrete Signals and Inverse Problems in Civil Engineering
J. Carlos Santamarina and Dante Fratta

Soils and Waves: Particulate Materials Behavior, Characterization and Process Monitoring
J.C. Santamarina, K.A. Klein and M.A. Fam

Soil Mechanics and Foundations, 2nd Edition
Muni Budhu

Geosynthetic Engineering
Robert D. Holtz, Barry R. Christopher, Ryan R. Berg

Earth Anchors
Braja M. Das

Theoretical Foundation Engineering
Braja M. Das

Limit Analysis and Soil Plasticity
Wai-Fah Chen

Geosynthetic Engineering
Robert D. Holtz, Barry R. Christopher, Ryan R. Berg

This is a comprehensive handbook on design, selection, testing, specification, and construction with geosynthetics. This handbook will enable engineers to correctly identify and evaluate potential applications of geosynthetics as an alternative to other construction methods and as a means to solve construction problems. Chapters on specific applications are presented in an easy to use format. Application chapters present step-by-step design procedures, example problems, economic considerations, specification guides and examples, installation procedures, field inspection guidelines, and detailed references. The following applications are addressed:

  • subsurface drainage
  • permanent erosion control
  • temporary erosion control
  • sediment control
  • roadways
  • pavement overlays
  • embankments on soft foundations
  • reinforced soil slopes
  • reinforced soil retaining walls
  • geomembranes and other geo-barriers
  • geotextiles in waste containment

This handbook is an expanded and updated version of the 1995 Federal Highways Administrationis Geosynthetic Design and Construction Guidelines (NHI’s course participants’ notebook) by the same authors. This is a very valuable handbook for all those who need to be informed and knowledgeable about the current practice of geosynthetic engineering.

452 pages; hard cover; 89 figures, 30 tables, ISBN 0-921095-20-1; $84.00 CDN/$73.05 US

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Introduction to Discrete Signals and Inverse Problems in Civil Engineering
J. Carlos Santamarina and Dante Fratta

ASCE Press announces the release of Introduction to Discrete Signals and Inverse Problems in Civil Engineering, designed to introduce procedures for the analysis of signals and the characterization of systems in civil engineering. This new introductory text brings together both signal processing technology and inverse problem solving methodology in one volume reflecting their inter-webbed participation in civil engineering applications. In a clear and practical manner, it presents the prominent concepts of two topics at the core of several fast-growing civil engineering disiciplines. Its format presents the essentials that underlie the most dependable procedures in the industry.

The many features of this 344 page text makes it an essential source in civil engineering: Conceptual demonstrations, fundamental equations, numerous figures facilitate the understanding of the main concepts, step-by-step implementation procedures outline computation algorithms and experimental methods, chapter exercises demonstrate the application of procedures and end-of-chapter summaries highlight the most important ideas. Fully indexed, it also contains a select list of references and features a web site which includes Mathcad programs used to generate the text’s figures, concepts and procedures, supplementary examples and applications and errata.

A Web Site Dedicated to this book!

The site is organized in chapters following the structure of the book. Each chapter includes the following:

  • Algorithms for numerical examples presented in the text
  • Other examples and applications
  • Errata

All algorithms can be readily downloaded.


Review Copies:

A limited number of copies of this new book are available for full length reviews. Contact Chandra Briggman at 703-295-6266

Introduction to Discrete Signals and Inverse Problems in Civil Engineering
J. Carlos Santamarina and Dante Fratta
344 Pages; 6 x 9; Hard cover
ISBN 0-7844-0311-2; $79.00
Publication Date: March, 1998

Introduction to Discrete Signals and Inverse Problems in Civil Engineering

List of Contents

  • Introduction
    • Signals, Systems and Engineering Problems
    • Examples of Signals and Signal Processing
    • Examples of Inverse Problem Solving
    • Discrete Mathematical Representation
  • Mathematical Concepts
    • Complex Numbers and Exponential Functions
    • Matrix Algebra
    • Derivatives- Constrained Optimization
    • Mathematical Software
  • Signals and Systems
    • Signals: Types and Characteristics
    • Implications of Digitization -Aliasing
    • Elemental Signals and Other Important Signals
    • Signals as Summation of Elemental Signals
    • Systems: Characteristics and Properties
    • Combination of Systems
  • Time Domain Analysis
    • Impulse Response
    • Convolution: Computing and the Output Signal
    • Cross-Correlation: Identifying Similarities
    • Noise Control in the Time Domain
    • Time Domain Operations in Matrix Form
  • Frequency Domain Analysis of Signals
    • Orthogonal Functions: Fourier Series
    • Discrete Fourier Analysis and Synthesis
    • Characteristics of the Discreet Fourier Transform
    • Computation in Matrix Form
    • Plots
    • Frequency Resolution
    • Truncation, Leakage and Windows
    • Recommended Procedure for Signal Recording
  • Frequency Domain Analysis of Systems
    • Sinusoids and Systems- Eigenfunctions
    • Frequency Response
    • Convolution
    • Cross-Spectral and Autospectral Densities
    • Noise Control in the Frequency Domain
    • Determination of the Frequency Response with Noiseless Signals
    • Determination of the Frequency Response with Noisy Signals
  • Time-Varying Signals and Nonlinear Systems
    • Nonstationary Signals
    • Time Windowing: The Short-Time Fourier Transform
    • Windowing in the Fourier Domain: Band-Pass Filters
    • Wavelet Analysis
    • Comments on Time-Frequency Transformations
    • Nonlinear Systems-Detecting Nonlinearity
  • Concepts in Discrete Inverse Problems
    • Encoding Linear Problems in Matrix Form
    • Linearization on Nonlinear Problems
    • Error-Driven Solutions -Error Norms
    • Spatial Distribution of Data
    • Information, Resolution and Ockham’s Razor
    • Data and Model Errors
    • Discussion: Inverse Problems -Goal
  • Solutions by Matrix Inversion
    • Classification of Inverse Problems
    • The Pseudoinverse
    • Minimum Length Solutions (MLS)
    • Least-Squares Solution (LSS)
    • Damped Least-Squares Solution (DLSS)
    • Regularized Least-Squares Solution (RLSS)
    • Incorporating Additional Information
    • Solution Based on Singular Value Decomposition
    • Optimal DLSS, RLSS, SVDS
    • Nonlinearity
    • Statistical Concepts-Error Propagation
    • Design of Experiments
    • Methodology for the Solution of Inverse Problems
  • Other Inversion Methods
    • Iterative Solutions
    • Solution by Successive Forward Simulations
    • Techniques from the Fields of Artificial Intelligence
    • Methods Based on Transformations
  • Tomographic Imaging
    • Gathering Data
    • Complications and Difficulties
    • Assumed Model: Rays (Ray-Tracing Methods)
    • Data Preprocessing
    • Inversion by Successive Forward Simulations
    • Inversion with Matrix-Based Algorithms

SOILS AND WAVES Particulate Materials Behavior, Characterization and Process Monitoring
J. C. Santamarina , K.A. Klein and M.A. Fam (2001)

John Wiley and Sons, Ltd (488 pages)

The book is divided into five parts. The first part dwells on the problem of scale and includes a general introduction to materials. In the second part, the behavior of soils and particulate materials is reviewed, with emphasis on the microscale interpretation of macroscale behavior. Fundamental differences between fine and coarse particulate materials are highlighted. The third and fourth parts center on the propagation of mechanical and electromagnetic waves in soils, addressing phenomena such as stiffness, polarization and losses. These two units include laboratory techniques to measure the elastic and electromagnetic spectral response of soils, and an extensive compilation of experimental data. Finally, the fifth part applies elastic and electromagnetic waves to monitoring process in soils. Emphasis is placed on clear, simple analyses and explanations.

Soil Mechanics and Foundations, 2nd Edition

Muni Budhu (Univ. of Arizona) 
ISBN: 978-0-471-43117-6 
Price: US$136.95
Pages: 656 
Published: February 2006 
Copyright: 2007 

Table of Contents:  
1.        Introduction to Soil Mechanics and Foundations 
2.        Geological Characteristics of Soils and Soils Investigation 
3.        Physical Soil Parameters 
4.        One-Dimensional Flow of Water through Soils 
5.        Stresses, Strains and Elastic Deformations of Soils 
6.        One-Dimensional Consolidation Settlement of Fine-Grained Soils 
7.        Shear Strength of Soils 
8.        A Critical State Model to Interpret Soil Behavior 
9.        Bearing Capacity of Soils and Settlement of Shallow Foundations 
10.        Pile Foundations 
11.        Two-Dimensional Flow of Water through Soils 
12.        Stability of Earth Retaining Structures 
13.        Slope Stability

Appendix A. A Collection of Frequently Used Soil Parameters and Correlations 
Appendix B. Distribution of Surface Stresses within Finite Soil Layers 
Appendix C. Lateral Earth Pressure Coefficients

Cavity Expansion Methods in Geomechanics

Hai-Sui Yu 
Chair in Geotechnical Engineering 
School of Civil Engineering 
University of Nottingham 

Cavity expansion theory is a simple theory that has found many applications in geotechnical engineering. In particular, it has been used widely to analyse problems relating to deep foundations, in-situ testing, underground excavation and tunnelling, and wellbore instability. Although much research has been carried out in this field, all the major findings are reported in the form of reports and articles published in technical journals and conference proceedings. To facilitate applications and further development of cavity expansion theory, there is a need for the geotechnical community to have a single volume presentation of cavity expansion theory and its applications in solid and rock mechanics. This book is the first attempt to summarise and present, in one volume, the major developments achieved to date in the field of cavity expansion theory and its applications in geomechanics.

Audience: Although it is intended primarily as a reference book for civil, mining and petroleum engineers who are interested in cavity expansion methods, the solutions presented in the book will also be of interest to students and researchers in the fields of applied mechanics and mechanical engineering.

Foreword (by J.K. Mitchell). Preface. 1. Introduction. Part 1: Fundamental Solutions. 2. Elastic Solutions. 3. Elastic-Perfectly Plastic Solutions. 4. Critical State Solutions 5. Further Elastoplastic Solutions 6. Time-Dependent Solutions 7. Finite Elements Solutions. Part II: Geotechnical Applications. 8. In-Situ Soil Testing. 9. Pile Foundations and Earth Anchors. 10. Underground Excavations and Tunnelling. 11. Wellbore Instability. Index.

October 2000, 404pp. 
Hardbound, ISBN 0-412-79990-1 
NLG 320.00/USD 170.00/GBP 105.00

Available at a reduced price for course adoption when ordering six copies or more. Please contact Customer Services ( for further details.

Geotechnical & Geophysical Site Characterization
Edited by Antonio Viana da Fonseca and Paul W. Mayne.

The proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Site Characterization (ISC-2) is a collection of 217 papers in both 2-volume hard copy and searchable CD rom formats (total of 1910 pages) on topics covering drilling & sampling, in-situ testing, interpretation, novel devices, geophysical techniques, and comparisons of various exploratory methods for ground characterization. The ISC-2 was successfully held in Porto, Portugal on Sept 19-22, 2004 with 530 attendees from across the globe. Eleven special invited key lectures were given by Fernando Schnaid (Brazil), Mark Randolph (Australia), Peter Robertson (Canada), An-Bin Huang (SE Asia), Antonio Correia (Portugal), Rainer Massarsch (Sweden), Ken Stokoe (USA), Satoru Shibuya (Japan), Paolo Simonini (Italy), Jorgen Steenfelt (Denmark), and Paulo Marinos (Portugal), as well as the special James K. Mitchell Lecture given by Prof. Hai-Sui Yu (United Kingdom). The conference was organized and promoted by the ISSMGE Technical Committee TC 16 (Ground Property Characterization by In-Situ Testing: ) in cooperation with TC 10 (Geophysics). The books are available from Millpress in Rotterdam:

Geotechnical Modelling
Publisher: Spon Press/Taylor & Francis


ISBN: 0419237305
Pub Date: 22 JUL 2004
Type: Paperback Book
Price: $48.95

Extent: 504 pages

1. Introduction to Modelling 
2. Characteristics of Soil Behaviour 
3. Constitutive Modelling 
4. Numerical Modelling 
5. Physical Modelling 
6. Centrifuge Modelling 
7. Theoretical Modelling 
8. Soil-structure Interaction 
9. Conclusions 
10. Bibliography

Abstract from

Modelling forms an implicit part of all engineering design but many geotechnical engineers are insufficiently aware of the assumptions they make, or the nature and consequences of those assumptions. This book will enable practicing engineers to make informed decisions concerning soil model, boundary conditions, and the choice of elements in Finite Element models. It is also ideal for geo-grad students and continuing professional development short courses.