Series in "The Belt and Road" International Railway Talents Education: Fundamentals of Engineering Geology

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction to Engineering Geology
1.1 Introduction
1.2 Engineering geology
1.3 Importance of engineering geology in civil engineering
1.4 Work-activities of engineering geologists
1.5 Recent advancements in engineering geology
Reflections and Exercises
Chapter 2 Minerals and Rocks
2.1 Introduction
2.2 Origin and characteristics of minerals
2.3 Classification of minerals based on chemical composition
2.4 Identification of minerals under a microscope
2.5 Igneous rocks
2.6 Sedimentary rocks
2.7 Metamorphic rocks
Reflections and Exercises
Chapter 3 Structural Geology and Stratigraphy
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Stratigraphy and stratification
3.3 Folds and causes of their formation
3.4 Causes and mechanism of faults
3.5 Causes of jointing and genetic types of joints in rocks
3.6 Potential problems from rock structures in engineering construction
Reflections and Exercises
Chapter 4 Hydrology and Geologic Actions of Rivers
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Geologic effects of surface water
4.3 Geologic processes of a river
4.4 Geological processes of underground water
Reflections and Exercises
Chapter 5 Mechanics of Rock and Special Soils
5.1 Physical properties of rocks
5.2 Mechanic properties of rocks
5.3 Weathering of rocks
5.4 Soil classification for engineering construction
5.5 Special soils
Reflections and Exercises
Chapter 6 Natural Hazards
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Earthquakes
6.3 Landslides
6.4 Karst terrain
Reflections and Exercises
Chapter 7 Engineering Geology Investigation
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Different stages of site investigation
7.3 Aerial photography interpretation and satellite remote sensing
7.4 Geophysical exploration
7.5 Subsoil exploration and sampling of soils
7.6 In situ testing
7.7 Laboratory testing
7.8 Guidelines for writing an engineering geology report
Reflections and Exercises
Chapter 8 Subgrade and Foundation Engineering Geology Problems
8.1 Subgrade engineering
8.2 The basic types of foundation deformation and failure
Reflections and Exercises
Chapter 9 Underground Engineering
9.1 Introduction
9.2 Rock mass and stress
9.3 Main types of deformation and failure of surrounding rock from
an underground cavern
9.4 Geologic hazards in tunneling
9.5 Classification of surrounding rocks and their application
Reflections and Exercises
Chapter 10 Engineering Geology Problems of Slope
10.1 Introduction
10.2 Basic types of slope deformation and failure
10.3 Factors that influence slope stability
10.4 Slope stability analysis methods
Reflections and Exercises
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