Environmental Geotechnics

Environmental Geotechnics

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Increasing environmental awareness has emphasised the many engineering situations in which there are potential environmental impacts (both harmful and beneficial). This book provides engineers who are (or are likely to be) involved in such projects with the information and techniques to enable them to select a course of action which is 'best practice' from both the environmental and engineering points of view. The author outlines the fundamental principles of geotechnics and current ground engineering practice and proceeds to a detailed examination of the interaction with the environment. Environmental Geotechnics amalgamates the current body of knowledge on environmental aspects of ground engineering including landfill and contaminated land and as such will appeal to engineers working in the fields of geotechnics, the environment and water, waste management, and geology.Introduction The geotechnical engineer works with a wide variety of naturally occurring heterogeneous materials, ... The alternative solutions for dealing with this soft alluvial material would have been to remove it by deep excavation ( adjacent to the existing road on an embankment) or ... drains (see Chapter 8, Section 8.5.2) at close centres (1m) in order to expedite the process of consolidation of the soil.

Title:Environmental Geotechnics
Author:R. W. Sarsby
Publisher:Thomas Telford - 2000


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