Earth Reinforcement and Soil Structures

by Colin J. F. P. Jones, Prof. of Geotechnical Engineering; Univ. of Newcastle upon Tyne, U.K.,

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY, | Co-publisher: Thomas-Telford (Thomas-Telford ISBN: 0-7277-2525-4)
978-0-7844-0194-1 (ISBN-13) | 0-7844-0194-2 (ISBN-10), 1996, Soft Cover, Pg. 380
26 cm
Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book


Few subjects in recent years have raised the general interest and imagination of the Civil Engineering profession as the concept of reinforcing soil. The basic simplicity of the principles and the economic benefits which may be gained are very attractive to the designer constrained by economic problems. Developments in the use of earth reinforcement and soil structures has been dramatic. The driving force and major developments have come from the original practitioners, government research bodies and the material suppliers, who have skillfully developed and marketed the benefits of earth reinforcement. This book provides a general treatment of the subject of reinforced soil by discussing the comprehensive specifications, workable technical standards and reference examples related to earth reinforcement. With its emphasis on the practical aspects of the subject, practicing engineers will find this book a useful guide to earth reinforcement.

Subject Headings: Soil stabilization | Structure reinforcement | Soil structures | Soil treatment | Engineering profession | Economic factors | Supply chain management


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