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Soil Liquefaction: A Critical State Approach, Second Edition (Applied Geotechnics)

Soil Liquefaction: A Critical State Approach, Second Edition (Applied Geotechnics)

by Mike Jefferies (Author), Ken Been (Author)
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A Rigorous and Definitive Guide to Soil Liquefaction Soil liquefaction occurs when soil loses much of its strength or stiffness for a time―usually a few minutes or less―and which may then cause structural failure, financial loss, and even death. It can occur during earthquakes, from static loading, or even from traffic-induced vibration. It occurs worldwide and affects soils ranging from gravels to silts. From Basic Physical Principles to Engineering Practice Soil Liquefaction has become widely cited. It is built on the principle that liquefaction can, and must, be understood from mechanics. This second edition is developed from this premise in three respects: with the inclusion of silts and sandy silts commonly encountered as mine tailings, by an extensive treatment of cyclic mobility and the cyclic simple shear test, and through coverage from the "element" scale seen in laboratory testing to the evaluation of "boundary value problems" of civil and mining engineering. As a mechanics-based approach is necessarily numerical, detailed derivations are provided for downloadable open-code software (in both Excel/VBA and C++) including code verifications and validations. The "how-to-use" aspects have been expanded as a result of many conversations with other engineers, and these now cover the derivation of soil properties from laboratory testing through to assessing the in situ state by processing the results of cone penetration testing. Downloadable software is supplied on www.crcpress.com/product/isbn/9781482213683 Includes derivations in detail so that the origin of the equations is apparent Provides samples of source code so that the reader can see how complex-looking differentials actually have pretty simple form Offers a computable constitutive model in accordance with established plasticity theory Contains case histories of liquefaction Makes available downloads and source data on the CRC Press website Soil Liquefaction: A Critical State Approach, Second Edition continues to cater to a wide range of readers, from graduate students through to engineering practice.



Introduction to Marine Biogeochemistry, Second Edition

Introduction to Marine Biogeochemistry, Second Edition

by Susan Libes (Author)
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An Introduction to Marine Biogeochemistry focuses on the ocean's role in the biogeochemical cycling of selected elements and the impact of humans on the cycling of these elements. Among the topics covered are the chemical composition of seawater from the perspectives of elemental speciation and the impacts of solutes on water's physical behavior; biogeochemical phenomena which control accumulation and preservation of marine sediments; marine chemistry of radioactive and stable isotopes; and seawater pollution. The book contains many examples as well as steady-state models to aid readers in understanding this growing and complex science..

*The focus of Introduction to Marine Biogeochemistry is the concept of the ocean as a system, linking land and atmospheric processes.
*The text integrates the most current research, allowing students to learn concepts in context
*Includes detailed coverage of computational aspects
*Offers an online companion site, including a full study guide, available for students



A Student's Guide to Geophysical Equations

A Student's Guide to Geophysical Equations

by William Lowrie (Author)
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The advent of accessible student computing packages has meant that geophysics students can now easily manipulate datasets and gain first-hand modeling experience - essential in developing an intuitive understanding of the physics of the Earth. Yet to gain a more in-depth understanding of physical theory, and to develop new models and solutions, it is necessary to be able to derive the relevant equations from first principles. This compact, handy book fills a gap left by most modern geophysics textbooks, which generally do not have space to derive all of the important formulae, showing the intermediate steps. This guide presents full derivations for the classical equations of gravitation, gravity, tides, earth rotation, heat, geomagnetism and foundational seismology, illustrated with simple schematic diagrams. It supports students through the successive steps and explains the logical sequence of a derivation - facilitating self-study and helping students to tackle homework exercises and prepare for exams.



 

Introductory Dynamical Oceanography (Pergamon International Library of Science, Technology, Engineering and Social Studies)

by Stephen Pond (Author), Georer L. Pickard (Author)
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Presents the basic objectives, procedures and successes and states some of the present limitations of dynamical oceanography and its relations to descriptive physical oceanography. The first edition has been thoroughly updated. While self-contained it is complementary to Descriptive Physical Oceanography, 4th edition (by Pickard & Emery).



Thermodynamics of Natural Systems

Thermodynamics of Natural Systems

by G. M. Anderson (Author)
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Thermodynamics of Natural Systems



Exercises in Physical Geology (12th Edition)

Exercises in Physical Geology (12th Edition)

by W. Kenneth Hamblin (Author), James D Howard (Author)
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A top-seller for over 35 years with over one million copies sold, this lab manual represents by far the best collection of photos of rocks and mineralsand one of the best compilations of exercisesavailable. Provides exercises using maps, aerial photos, satellite imagery, and other materials. Encompasses all the major geologic processes as well as the identification of rocks and minerals. Features new maps and exciting images in every section of the manual. Expands all introductory discussion sections to provide a more comprehensive foundation. Offers an unrivaled collection of photographs, maps, and illustrations. Is published in anoversize book trim size to provide space for larger illustrations, maps, and photographs. A useful self-study tool for anyone interested in learning more about geology.



Rheology of the Earth : Deformation and Flow Processes in Geophysics and Geodynamics

Rheology of the Earth : Deformation and Flow Processes in Geophysics and Geodynamics

by Giorgio Ranalli (Author)
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Deformation and flow processes in geophysics and geodynamics. Rheology denotes the study of deformation and flow of matter; however, in common usage it is a general term that also covers the flow properties. Thus, for instance, one talks about the rheology of metals, of ice, or - as in the present case - the rheology of the Earth. As a subdiscipline of geology and geophysics, the rheology of the Earth therefore deals both with the methods of study of the mechanical properties of our planet and also with the mechanical properties themselves and their role in geodynamic processes. Deformation and flow of Earth materials are of primary importance in many brances of Earth science, from seismology to plate tectonics and planetary fluid dynamics. The aim of this book is to enable the student of geology and geophysics to acquire a clear understanding of the fundamentals of the subject, a precondition to dealing with the research literature and to carrying out independent work. It could therefore be a suitable text for postgraduate and senior undergraduate courses in Earth rheology, geodynamics, and tectonophysics, and useful additional reading for courses in physics of the Earth and structural geology. The research worker or student who reads it independently will also benefit.



Small Scale Processes in Geophysical Fluid Flows, Volume 67 (International Geophysics)

Small Scale Processes in Geophysical Fluid Flows, Volume 67 (International Geophysics)

by Lakshmi H. Kantha (Author), Carol Anne Clayson (Author)
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While ocean waves are the most visible example of oceanic mixing processes, this macroscale mixing process represents but one end of the spectrum of mixing processes operating in the ocean. At the scale of a typical phytoplanktoic diatom or larval fish inhabiting these seas, the most important mixing processes occur on the molecular scale - at the scale of turbulence. Physical-biological interactions at this scale are of paramount importance to the productivity of the seas (fisheries) and the heat balance that controls large scale ocean climate phenomena such as El Niño and tornadoes. This book grew out of the need for a comprehensive treatment of the diverse elements of geophysical fluid flow at the microscale. Kantha and Clayson have arranged a logial exposition of the various mixing processes operating within and between the oceans and its boundaries with the atmosphere and ocean floor. The authors' intent is to develop a volume that would provide a comprehensive treatment of the fundamental elements of ocean mixing so that students, academics, and professional fluid dynamicists and oceanographers can access this essential information from one source. This volume will serve as both a valuable reference tool for mathematically inclined limnologists, oceanographers and fluid modelers.
* Simple models of oceanic and atmospheric boundary layers are discussed
* Comprehensive and up-to-date review
* Useful for graduate level course
* Essential for modeling the oceans and the atmosphere
* Color Plates



Earth System, The (2nd Edition)

Earth System, The (2nd Edition)

by Lee R. Kump (Author), James F. Kasting (Author), Robert G. Crane (Author)
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For courses in Earth Systems Science offered in departments of Geology, Earth Science, Geography and Environmental Science. The first textbook of its kind that addresses the issues of global change from a true Earth systems perspective, The Earth System offers a solid emphasis on lessons from Earth's history that may guide decision-making in the future. The text is more quantitative than the standard Earth science book, but the authors have remained sensitive to the needs of non-science majors.



The Chesapeake Bay Crater: Geology and Geophysics of a Late Eocene Submarine Impact Structure (Impact Studies)

The Chesapeake Bay Crater: Geology and Geophysics of a Late Eocene Submarine Impact Structure (Impact Studies)

by Wylie Poag (Author), Christian Koeberl (Author), Wolf Uwe Reimold (Author)
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The authors have synthesized 16 years of geological and geophysical studies which document an 85-km-wide impact crater buried 500 m beneath Chesapeake Bay in south eastern Virginia, USA. In doing so, they have integrated extensive seismic reflection profiling and deep core drilling to analyze the structure, morphology, gravimetrics, sedimentology, petrology, geochemistry, and paleontology of this submarine structure. Of special interest are a detailed comparison with other terrestrial and extraterrestrial craters, as well as a conceptual model and computer simulation of the impact. The extensive illustrations encompass more than 150 line drawings and core photographs.



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