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Main Title Earth Structures In Transport, Water and Environmental Engineering / [electronic resource] :
Author Vanícek, Ivan.
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Vanícek, Martin.
Publisher Springer Netherlands,
Year Published 2008
ISBN 9781402039645
Subjects Engineering geology ; Civil engineering ; Waste disposal
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Collation online resource.
Notes Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes - Design Specification for Earth Structures -- Soil as a Construction Material -- Geosynthetics in Earth Structures -- Soil Improvement -- Limit States for Earth Structures -- Earth Structures in Transport Engineering -- Earth Structures in Water Engineering -- Earth Structures in Environmental Engineering. While soil is the oldest, most commonly used building material, there is a paradox in that the subject of Earth Structures has never previously been comprehensively covered. This book describes the principles of working with soil as a construction material, including two basic ways of treating it: geosynthetics and stabilization. The book discusses the design logic and ways to control Earth Structures, which differ significantly from other construction materials. Building with Earth involves greater uncertainty and risk, which means that there is a need for better design detailing and improvement in the quality of financial calculations. The general part of the book gives a detailed description of the principles of limit states according to Eurocode 7, after which geotechnical design is also described. Subsequent chapters concentrate on earth structures for transport, water, and environmental projects. The chapter on Earth Structures in transport engineering presents detailed coverage of limit states of stability and deformation. Earth Structures in water engineering prioritizes the limit state of internal erosion. Earth Structures in environmental engineering describes new designs, in which part of the structure is created from non-standard materials which are usually susceptible to internal collapse, double porosity, unsaturation, etc. It also focuses on protecting the surrounding environment from contamination. With its emphasis on principles, the logic of processes, and understanding the most important problems, the book allows all those involved with a construction (client, designer, contractor and supervisor) to build such earth structures more safely and economically. Audience: This book will be of interest to civil and environmental engineers; transport, hydraulic and planning engineers; geotechnical and geo-environmental engineers; scientists, designers, contractors, clients and supervisors; postgraduate students.
Place Published Dordrecht
Corporate Au Added Ent SpringerLink (Online service)
Host Item Entry Springer eBooks
PUB Date Free Form 2008
BIB Level m
Medium computer
Content text
Carrier online resource
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
OCLC Time Stamp 20131220112418
Language eng
OCLC Rec Leader 03669nam a22004095i 45