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Coupled Phenomena in Environmental Geotechnics by Mario Manassero, Andrea Dominijanni, Sebastiano Foti, Guido

By Mario Manassero, Andrea Dominijanni, Sebastiano Foti, Guido Musso

Environmental Geotechnics offers with a wide selection of functions, equivalent to the characterization of polluted websites and landfill waste, the layout of containment platforms for subsoil pollutant regulate, radioactive waste disposal, geo-energy exploitation and bacteria-driven soil amendment, between others. trustworthy and potent predictions of the particular behaviour and function of those very complicated platforms require a deep figuring out of the coupled hydro-bio-chemo-mechanical phenomena that happen at very varied scales. destiny development within the clinical state-of-the-art and mammoth developments within the average practices will hence be heavily regarding the advance of shared wisdom between diversified disciplines. The extension and refinement of theoretical modelling and the experimentation features prompted by means of geo-environmental purposes extra quite often give you the framework for sizeable developments within the soil and rock mechanics fields.

Coupled Phenomena in Environmental Geotechnics collects the certain lectures and papers provided on the overseas Symposium on Coupled Phenomena in Environmental Geotechnics (Torino, Italy, 1-3 July 2013), which used to be equipped through the Italian Geotechnical Society in the framework of Technical Committee TC 215 of the overseas Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE). The e-book, with contributions not just from the geotechnical neighborhood, but in addition from comparable and complementary disciplines, is of specific curiosity to engineers and teachers in geotechnical and environmental engineering.

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Figure 19 shows the all measured values of water content and dry density as a function of distance to the tunnel axis for a section near the middle of Heater 1; it is therefore representative of a hot region of the test. It can be observed that, as expected, water content increases as the rock is approached, consistent with the process of natural hydration from the rock. It is also interesting to observe that the part of the barrier close to the heater is still below its initial value of water content, a consequence of the strong drying that has occurred in this area.

G. e. θgw = ωgw ρg . g. flux of air present in gas phase jgw) is, in general, the sum of three terms: The final objective is to find the unknowns from the governing equations. Therefore, the dependent variables will have to be related to the state variables in some way. For example, degree of saturation will be computed using a retention curve that should be expressed in terms of temperature, liquid pressure and gas pressure. Porosity appears in this equation of water mass balance not only as a coefficient, but also in a term involving its variation caused by a variety of processes.

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