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Soils and Waves: Particulate Materials Behavior, Characterization and Process Monitoring

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Publisher Comments:

J. Carlos Santamarina, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA in collaboration with Katherine A. Klein, University of Toronto, Canada; Moheb A. Fam, Cairo University, Egypt

Soils are unique materials. Analogous to all other particulate materials, their properties depend on environmental parameters, such as confinement and fluid characteristics. While their behavior is complex, simple micromechanical analyses at the particle level provide unparalleled insight. Furthermore, elastic and electromagnetic waves can be effectively used to gain complementary information about the particulate medium, leading to unique possibilities for studies in engineering and science, including field applications for site assessment and process monitoring.

This book is divided into five parts. The first part dwells on the problem of scale and includes a general introduction to materials. In the second part, the behavior of particulate materials is reviewed, with emphasis on the microscale interpretation of macroscale behavior. Fundamental differences between fine and coarse particulate materials are highlighted. The third and fourth parts center on the propagation of mechanical and electromagnetic waves in particulate materials, addressing phenomena such as stiffness, polarization and losses. These two units include laboratory techniques to measure the elastic and electromagnetic spectral response of particulate materials, and an extensive compilation of experimental data. Finally, the fifth part applies elastic and electromagnetic waves to monitoring process in soils.

Emphasis is placed on clear, simple analyses and explanations of complex physical phenomena, making this book ideal for self-study. Furthermore, no other book provides such an in-depth description of soils and their behavior and the interaction of elastic and electromagnetic waves and particulate materials (including material data and experimental methods). Thus, this is an invaluable reference for postgraduates, research scientists and practitioners in geotechnical, civil and environmental engineering, as well as scientists in related areas such as physics, geophysics and materials science.

Book News Annotation:

Santamarina and two associates, none identified, explain how low- energy elastic and electromagnetic waves can be used to analyze and model soils, which are taken here as a specific example of a particulate medium, a multiphase non-linear system the properties of which depend on interparticle forces and interactions between the phases. They explain that such waves leave no permanent residual effects or measurable perturbations to ongoing processes, and allow for the remote characterization of a medium and the tomographic determination of local information from boundary measurements. First they review characteristics of particulate media, then describe in turn how to use the two types of waves.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Emphasis is placed on clear, simple analyses and explanations of complex physical phenomena, making this book ideal for self-study. Furthermore, no other book provides such an in-depth description of soils and their behavior and the interaction of elastic and electromagnetic waves and particulate materials (including material data and experimental methods). Thus, this is an invaluable reference for postgraduates, research scientists and practitioners in geotechnical, civil and environmental engineering, as well as scientists in related areas such as physics, geophysics and materials science.

Table of Contents

PART ONE: INTRODUCTION.

Chapter 1: Materials And Scales.

PART TWO: PARTICULATE MATERIALS.

Chapter 2: Characterization Of Particles And Particulate Media.

Chapter 3: Particle-Fluid Interactions.

Chapter 4: Load-Deformation Behavior.

Chapter 5: Conduction And Diffusion -

Soil Behavior.

PART THREE: ELASTIC WAVES AND SOILS.

Chapter 6: Elastic Waves In The Continuum.

Chapter 7: Elastic Waves In Particulate Media.

Chapter 8: Velocity And Attenuation: Data And Empirical Relations.

Chapter 9: Laboratory Measurement Methods.

PART FOUR: ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES AND SOILS.

Chapter 10: Electromagnetism.

Chapter 11: Electromagnetic Properties: Physical Description And Analytical Models.

Chapter 12: Electromagnetic Properties: Data And Empirical Relations.

Chapter 13: Laboratory Measurement Methods.

PART FIVE: PROCESS MONITORING.

Chapter 14: Process Monitoring With Elastic And Electromagnetic Waves.

APPENDIX A: MATHEMATICAL CONCEPTS.

REFERENCES.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780471490586
Author:
Santaella, Juan Carlos
Author:
Fam, Moheb A.
Author:
Klein, Katherine
Author:
Klein, Katherine A.
Author:
Santamarina, J. C.
Author:
Santamarina, J. Carlos
Publisher:
John Wiley & Sons
Location:
Chichester
Subject:
General
Subject:
Engineering - Civil
Subject:
Engineering - Environmental
Subject:
Agriculture - Agronomy
Subject:
Soils
Subject:
Waves
Subject:
Non-destructive testing
Subject:
Environmental Engineering & Technology
Subject:
Civil
Subject:
Environmental - General
Subject:
Soils -- Analysis.
Subject:
Civil Engineering-General
Subject:
Soil (Civil Engineering)
Copyright:
Series:
Lasers and Fibre Optics Series
Series Volume:
G-5
Publication Date:
20010503
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
508
Dimensions:
9.51x6.45x1.35 in. 1.90 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Emphasis is placed on clear, simple analyses and explanations of complex physical phenomena, making this book ideal for self-study. Furthermore, no other book provides such an in-depth description of soils and their behavior and the interaction of elastic and electromagnetic waves and particulate materials (including material data and experimental methods). Thus, this is an invaluable reference for postgraduates, research scientists and practitioners in geotechnical, civil and environmental engineering, as well as scientists in related areas such as physics, geophysics and materials science.
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