Geology for Civil Engineers PDF Download for Free by McLean Gribble

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The book in PDF Form with title Geology for Civil Engineers By A.C. McLean C.D. Gribble of University of Glasgow Second Edition is a famous book with introductory and in depth knowledge of geology which every civil engineer must know.

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Geology for Civil Engineers
Most  civil  engineering  projects  involve  some  excavation  of  soils  and  rocks,  or  involve loading the Earth by building on it. In some cases, the excavated rocks may be used as constructional  material,  and  in  others,  rocks  may  form  a  major  part  of  the  finished product,  such  as  a  motorway  cutting  or  the  site  for  a  reservoir.

The  feasibility,  the planning and design, the construction and costing, and the safety of a project may depend critically  on  the  geological  conditions  where  the  construction  will  take  place.  This is especially the case in extended ‘greenfield’ sites, where the area affected by the project stretches for kilometers, across comparatively undeveloped ground.

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Examples include the Channel Tunnel project and the construction of motorways.
In  a  section  of  the  M9 motorway  linking  Edinburgh  and  Stirling  that  crosses  abandoned  oil-shale  workings, realignment  of  the  road,  on  the  advice  of  government  geologists,  led  to  a  substantial saving.

In modest projects or in those involving the redevelopment of a limited site, the demands on the geological knowledge of the engineer or the need for geological advice will be less, but are never negligible. Site investigation by boring and by testing samples may be an adequate preliminary to construction in such cases.

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A.C. McLean C.D. Gribble Second Edition


Title of the Book

Geology for Civil Engineers PDF Download for Free


Preface of the Book

The  impulse  to  write  this  book  stemmed  from  a  course  of  geology  given  by  us  to engineering undergraduates at the University of Glasgow. The course has changed, and we hope improved, during the twenty years since one of us was first involved with it. It was  essentially  a  scaled-down  version  of  an  introductory  course  to  science undergraduates; it is now radically different both in content and in the mode of teaching it.
Our main thought, as we gradually reshaped it, was to meet the special interests and professional needs of budding civil engineers.  It is a matter for serious debate as to whether time should be found within an engineering course for classes of a broad cultural nature.  Our  experience  in  teaching  indicates  that  the  relevance  of  subject  matter  to  the vocation of those taught usually increases their interest and enthusiasm.
Furthermore, in engineering curricula which are being crowded by new and professionally useful topics, we doubt whether a place would have been found for a general course on geology which discussed, for example, the evolution of the vertebrates or the genetic relationship of the various basic plutonic rocks.  On  the  other  side  of  the  scale,  we  have  firm  beliefs  that educated  men  and  women  should  be  aware  of  the  Theory  of  Natural  Selection  and  its support  from  the  fossil  record,  and  should  be  aware  of  other  major  scientific  concepts such as plate tectonics.
We have found some space for both of these in our book. Other apparent digressions from what is obviously relevant may serve a professional purpose. For example, civil engineers must have an insight into how geologists reach conclusions in making a geological map, in order to evaluate the finished map. Similarly, they should appreciate  how  and  why  geologists  differentiate  between  (say)  gabbro  and  diorite,  not because  these  differences  are  important  for  most  engineering purposes  but  so  that  they can  read  a  geological  report  sensibly  and  with  the  ability  to  sift  the  relevant  from  the irrelevant information.
Our course and this book are essentially an introduction to geology for civil engineers, which  is  adequate  for  the  needs  of  their  later  careers,  and  on  which  further  courses  of engineering  geology,  soil  mechanics  or  rock  mechanics  can  be  based.
They are not conceived as a course and text on engineering geology. We have, however, extended the scope  of  the  book  beyond  what  is  geology  in  the  strict  sense  to  include  engineering applications  of  geology.  This  is  partly  to  demonstrate  the  relevance  of  geology  to engineering,  and  partly  in  the  expectation  that  the  book,  with  its  appendices,  will  also serve  as  a  useful  handbook  of  facts  and  methods  for  qualified  engineers  and  other professionals who use geology.
The reactions of the majority of those who reviewed our first draft reassured us that our ideas were not peculiar to ourselves, and that we were not the  zvx  only  teachers  of  geology  who  felt  the  need  for  a  textbook  tailored  to  them.  Other views ranged from a preference for altering the book to make it a comprehensive account of the whole of geology largely devoid of material on engineering, to a preference for a more radical change along the lines we were following, which would have produced an introductory text in engineering geology rather than geology.
The  balance  of  opinion seemed  reasonably  close  to  our  own  prescription,  though  we  are  grateful  for  the  many constructive  suggestions  that  have  led  to  major  changes  of  content  and  arrangement  as well as minor amendments. If we have not ended at the centre of the many opinions that colleagues and friends have kindly given us, it is because at the end of the day we have special interests and views ourselves, and it is our book.  We hope that you will find it useful and readable.

Contents of the Book

  • Introduction
  • Minerals and Rocks
  • Superficial Deposits
  • Distribution of rocks at and below the surface
  • Subsurface (Ground) water
  • Geological exploration of an engineering site
  • Rocks and Civil Engineering
  • Principal Geological factors affecting certain engineering projects.

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