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A short course in soil-structure engineering of deep foundations, excavations and tunnels

CD contains scholar versions of the OASYS software program applications 'FREW' and 'Safe'. summary: specializes in the 3 significant geotechnical demanding situations of static soil-structure interplay difficulties: Deep foundations - piles, barrettes, Multi-propped deep excavations, and Bored and open face tunnels underneath towns.

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The processes that cause partial melting are: . . pressure-release melting flux melting increase in temperature (associated with hot spots) magma migration and magma rise. Pressure-release melting Along divergent plate boundaries the two plates pull away from each other. As the gap widens, a graben or rift valley will form. Directly below the graben there is less weight on the rocks in the mantle, and thus less pressure. Although the temperature remains the same, the reduced pressure is enough to trigger partial melting of the rocks in the mantle.

Igneous rocks are classified on the basis of texture and composition. Texture refers to the size, shape and arrangement of the mineral grains. The principal textures in igneous rocks are: . . Phaneritic [Greek phaneros, ‘visible’] (medium–coarse-grained) – the grains are in the sand to fine gravel size range and hence can be seen with the unaided eye. All the grains are roughly the same size (equidimensional) and interlock to form a tight mass. The large size of the crystal grains suggests a slow rate of cooling.

13 The rock cycle (after Edwards and King, 1999). Reproduced by permission of Hodder Education transformed eventually into rocks through burial, cementation and recrystallisation. In subduction zones high temperatures and high pressures are generated deep in the crust and this causes the rock to undergo changes in texture as well as mineralogy. These processes form a complex cycle that gives rise to three distinct families of rock materials: (i) igneous rocks (ii) sedimentary rocks (iii) metamorphic rocks.

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