Reviews in Engineering Geology
The first in this series, this volume contains several engineering geology articles that are still applicable and useful today: Petrography Applied to Portland-Cement Concrete, by Mielenz; Engineering Aspects of Sediment Transport, by Bruun (includes section on Biological Aspects, by Lackey); Photo Analysis and Interpretation in Engineering Geology Investigations, by Mollard; Engineering Geology of Radioactive Waste Disposal, by de Laguna; Engineering Seismology, by Neumann; Sand and Gravel, by Lenhart; Review of USSR Publications in Selected Fields of Engineering Soil Science, by Drashevska; and Stabilization of Rock by Bolting, by Thomas.
Published:January 01, 1962
Loessial soils cover vast areas in the Ukraine, Byelorussia, southern part of European Russia, Transcaucasia, and Central Asia. Numerous power and irrigation projects were constructed in regions in which loessial soils were used as construction materials and structure foundations. In the 1930's, when properties of loessial soils were not known well enough, settlements of structures and subsidence of areas adjacent to irrigation canals and reservoir occurred, e.g. in the area of the Dnieper Hydropower project, in the Malo-Kabardinsky Irrigation System (North Caucasus), and in Central Asia. Gradually much information on the behavior of loessial soils used for foundations and embankments has been collected, and voluminous research has been carried out, especially in the study of properties of loess causing extreme settling of soil.