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By M W Bo, J Chu, B K Low and V Choa

T T ECHNIQUES ECHNIQUES By M W Bo, J Chu, B K Low and V Choa

ISBN:

981-243-044-X

Price:

US$49.95/S$89.95

Pub Date: Nov 2002

Size:

6” x 9”

Subject:

Civil Engineering

Rights:

World

Edition:

First

Binding:

Hardback

Pages:

300pp

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(a division of Thomson Asia Pte Ltd) at

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description

Written by authors with years of research and project experience in soil improvement using prefabricated vertical drains, the book illustrates both theoretical and practical aspects with frequent references to several land reclamation and soil improvement projects in Asia. Consolidation theories and numerical methods involving vertical drains are presented, and selection of appropriate design parameters for soil improvement using prefabricated vertical drains is discussed. Projects Implementation and monitoring of performance are described. Several case studies are also presented.

the authors

Dr BO Myint Win is a Geotechnical Consultant. He obtained his B.Sc. from the University of Rangoon. He received Postgraduate Diploma in Hydrogeology from University College London and M.Sc. Degree from the University of London. He obtained his Ph.D. from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He is a Fellow of the Geological Society, London and also a Chartered Geologist. He has published over 50 papers in International Conferences and Journals. Currently he is in charge of the Geotechnical Division for Changi East Reclamation Projects in Singapore, and also consultant for some overseas reclamation and soil improvement projects.

Dr CHU Jian is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of New South Wales, Australia. He has 19 years of research and consulting experiences in geotechnical engineering, particularly in the areas of laboratory and in- situ testing, engineering properties of soils, soil improvement and land reclamation. He has developed two vertical drain testers and has published over 70 papers in international journals or conferences.

Dr LOW Bak Kong is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. His research and teaching interest include slope stability, soil improvement and geotechnical reliability analysis. He has published papers on these topics in international journals and conferences.

Prof. Victor CHOA is currently Professor and Dean of Admissions at the Nanyang Technological University of Singapore. He obtained his B.A. and M.A. from the University of Cambridge, M.Sc. from the University of Birmingham and Ph.D. from the National University of Singapore. Professor Choa has been active in teaching, research and consulting in the field of geotechnical engineering in general and land reclamation and soil improvement in particular. He has been engaged as a consultant in many international civil engineering projects and has authored over 100 technical papers in geotechnical engineering.

table of contents

1. Introduction

2. Theories, Computations and Design Procedures Involving Vertical Drains

3. Geotechnical Properties of Soft Soil and Their Determination

4. Properties of Prefabricated Vertical Drain and Quality Control Tests

5. Implementation of Prefabricated Vertical Drain Project

6. Monitoring of Performance

7. Performance Assessment and Back Analysis

8. Case Studies

market/audience

This book is an invaluable resource for academics, undergraduate and postgraduate students, researchers and practicing engineers. It is also a useful guide for contractors and consultants who are implementing soil improvement projects involving use of prefabricated vertical drains.