Judd, William R. School of Civil Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana.
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- Engineering properties of rock
- Rock sampling
- Geotechnical significance of soils
- Geotechnical investigation
- Preliminary studies
- Legal aspects
- Special geotechnical problems
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The application of geology and other Earth sciences to solve engineering problems. The branches of the Earth sciences most applicable are surficial geology, petrofabrics, rock and soil mechanics, geohydrology, and geophysics, particularly exploration geophysics and earthquake seismology. This article discusses some of the practical aspects of engineering geology as it applies to civil, structural, and construction engineering. See also: Civil engineering; Construction engineering; Earth sciences; Structural engineering
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