Environmental Geomechanics

Environmental Geomechanics

Editor(s): Bernhard Schrefler, Pierre Delage

Published Online: 28 MAR 2013 03:28AM EST

Print ISBN: 9781848211667

Online ISBN: 9781118619834

DOI: 10.1002/9781118619834

About this Book

This book covers a range of topics that are of increasing importance in engineering practice: natural hazards, pollution, and environmental protection through good practice.

The first half of the book deals with natural risk factors, of both natural and human origin, that should be considered: subsidence, accidental infiltration, soil instability, rockslides and mudslides, debris flow, and degradation of buildings and monuments due to pollution and climactic effects, for example. These problems are highlighted and it is shown that a combination of sophisticated numerical techniques and extensive experimental investigations are necessary in order to effectively tackle these problems.

The second half of the book is devoted to the use of polluted sites and associated problems, a topic of growing significance given the increasing reclamation of land from abandoned industrial sites for urban development over the last 20 years. Different types of oil pollution and decontamination methods are described, followed by a discussion of waste management and detailed coverage of confinement liners used in surface waste disposal.

Table of contents

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    2. Chapter 10

      Experimental Techniques for Characterizing Alterations (pages 275–311)

      Claude Brunjail, Guy Bastian, Grégoire Chéné, Véronique Vergès-Belmin and Philippe Bromblet

    3. Chapter 11

      Case Studies (pages 313–332)

      Jean Godin, Claude Brunjail, Véronique Vergès-Belmin and Ann Bourgès

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