Springer Environmental Science and Engineering

Land Subsidence Analysis in Urban Areas

The Bangkok Metropolitan Area Case Study

Authors: Zeitoun, David G., Wakshal, Eliyahu

  • Presents an integrative method based on both hydrology and soil mechanics
  • Contains exercises with each chapter in the soil deformation part of the book
  • Presents the state of the art in computational methods of subsidence
  • Includes a case study of the Bangkok metropolitan area
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Cities built on unconsolidated sediments consisting of clays, silt, peat, and sand, are particularly susceptible to subsidence.  Such regions are common in delta areas, where rivers empty into the oceans, along flood plains adjacent to rivers, and in coastal marsh lands.  Building cities in such areas aggravates the problem for several reasons:

1.  Construction of buildings and streets adds weight to the region causing additional soil deformations.

2.  Often the regions have to be drained in order to be occupied.  This results in lowering of the water table and leads to hydro-compaction.

3. Often the groundwater is used as a source of water for both human consumption and industrial use. 

4. Levees and dams are often built to prevent or control flooding.

Earth fissures caused by ground failure in areas of uneven or differential compaction have damaged buildings, roads and highways, railroads, flood-control structures and sewer lines. As emphasized by Barends , "in order to develop a legal framework to claims and litigation, it is essential that direct and indirect causes of land subsidence effects can be quantified with sufficient accuracy from a technical and scientific point of view."

Most existing methods and software applications treat the subsidence problem by analyzing one of the causes.  This is due to the fact that the causes appear at different spatial scales. For example, over-pumping creates large scale subsidence, while building loading creates local subsidence/consolidation only.

Then, maximum permissible land subsidence (or consolidation) is a constraint in different management problems such as: groundwater management, planning of town and/or laws on building construction. It is, therefore, necessary to quantify the contribution of each cause to soil subsidence of the ground surface in cities urban area.

In this text book, we present an engineering approach based on the Biot system of equations to predict the soil settlement due to subsidence, resulting from different causes. Also we present a case study of The Bangkok Metropolitan Area (BMA).

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Zeitoun, David G. (et al.)

    Pages 1-8

  • The Subsidence Phenomenon Throughout the World

    Zeitoun, David G. (et al.)

    Pages 9-23

  • Mechanical Modeling of Porous Media

    Zeitoun, David G. (et al.)

    Pages 25-74

  • Fundamentals of the Consolidation Theory for Soils

    Zeitoun, David G. (et al.)

    Pages 75-117

  • Biot’s Theory of Consolidation

    Zeitoun, David G. (et al.)

    Pages 119-174

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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-9734-5
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Land Subsidence Analysis in Urban Areas
Book Subtitle
The Bangkok Metropolitan Area Case Study
Authors
Series Title
Springer Environmental Science and Engineering
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-5506-2
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-5506-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-5505-5
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9734-5
Series ISSN
2194-3214
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 307
Topics