An Introduction to Ground Improvement Engineering


Dr. Satyendra Mittal


Medtech Publishers

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Medtech Publishers

Publication Year 2015


ISBN-10 9381714363

Paper Back

Edition First
Number of Pages 284 Pages
Language (English)
Dimensions (Cms) 24x18.5x1.5
Weight (grms) 544

Due to rapid industrialisation and large scale infrastructure development, there is going to be scarcity of useful land. The general practice of contractors is to take up construction work only on normal useful lands. The otherwise useless grounds like municipal solid waste dump sites, sites with marine clays, compressible soils or reclaimed lands etc. all are now worthy of
construction purpose, but by adopting ground improvement measures only. The present book is compilation of many such techniques being used worldwide.

Author is teaching the subject of Ground Improvement Techniques in liT Roorkee for more than a decade. The book has different chapters on various techniques of ground improvement e.g. soil nailing, micropiling, use of geotextiles, use of admixtures, grouting, etc. In some chapters, author has narrated his personal experiences also and give simplified designs for
the benefit of engineers community. The book also includes the research work of his Ph.D. students at liT Roorkee. There is no doubt that the book shall be of great help to undergraduate and postgraduate students in engineering institutions, consultant, researchers, architects and builders. 

Dr. Satyendra Mittal

Dr. Satyendra Mittal is in the faculty of IIT Roorkee, where he is engaged in teaching, research and consultancy. In his brief spell of service in Iraq, he designed foundations for Water Supply Project, Rodio Stations, etc. He has been associated with many soil testing jobs including foundation designs for refinery projects. Sugar mills Overhead tanks and building projects. Dr. Mittal has organized many training programmes on geotechnical investigations foundation designs and also ground improvement techniques for service engineers. Widely travelled abroad including United Kingdom USA Japan, Bangladesh, Egypt. Malaysia, Italy, Switzerland, The Netherlands,etc. Dr. Mittal has to his credit more than 300 technical reports including that of soil exploration work, besides a book on Pile Foundation Designs and Construction He has been involved in desing of more than 50 hydroelectric projects in the country. He has designed foundation for suspension bridges, chimneys, etc. His interests include Ground Improvement Techniques, Soil Dynamics, Landslides Controls, Slope Stability Studies, Underground Cuts, etc.