Engineering in chalk

Lord, J.A., Clayton, C.R.I. and Mortimore, R.N. (2002) Engineering in chalk CIRIA, London. ISBN 086017574X

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Abstract

This title provides guidance on engineering in chalk. It describes the chalk's geological setting, its origins, occurrence, its stratigraphy, weathering and geomorphological situations, the material and mechanical properties. The descriptions are supported by a comprehensive set of photographs. It explains recommended schemes for the engineering description and classification of chalk, building on the work presented in CIRIA PR11, "Foundations in Chalk". The publication looks at the mechanical and material properties of intact, in-situ and compacted chalk and considers their implications for the design and construction of earthworks, cuttings, retaining walls and anchorages. Major sections deal with the selection and design of shallow and piled foundations. Based on analysis of the results of pile testing, the book makes recommendations for the design and choice of bored, CFA, driven cast-in-place and pre-formed piles in chalk and for estimating shaft and base resistances.

Item Type:Authored book
Subjects:H000 Engineering > H200 Civil Engineering > H250 Geotechnical Engineering
F000 Physical Sciences > F800 Physical Geography and Environmental Sciences > F850 Environmental Sciences
F000 Physical Sciences > F600 Geology
Faculties:Faculty of Science and Engineering > School of Environment and Technology > Applied Geosciences
ID Code:995
Deposited By:editor environment
Deposited On:25 Jan 2008
Last Modified:11 Feb 2014 15:18

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