Hydrogeological Instability in Cohesive Soils

Techniques for Prediction, Prevention and Control

Authors: Coppola, Luigi

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  • Includes illustrations, tables, diagrams, geological surveys and profiles to exemplify techniques for forecasting, preventing and controlling the hydrogeological instability of cohesive slopes
  • Presents numerous practical examples and case studies on the observation and analysis of hydrogeological hazards
  • Serves as a tool instrumental in protecting the archaeological heritage, as well as monitoring and managing natural hazards
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This book discusses techniques for predicting, preventing and controlling the hydrogeological instability of slopes consisting of cohesive soils. The proposed methodology is practical and innovative, and assumes a dynamic valence in defining the deformation process of underground failure as well as its activation through the assumption of a four-dimensional space-time continuum. This latter aspect is crucial for predicting a landslide in time to control it. At present, predicting, preventing and controlling hydrogeological instability in cohesive soils relies on mathematical modelling using specific software, the predictive reliability of which is rather deficient. Such modelling is based upon deterministic processes, which are entirely unsuitable for dealing with the complexity of vital processes occurring during the genesis of a landslide. In this work, the three-dimensional vision of a landslide as a set of distinct and independent phenomena is abandoned and the prediction and prevention of hydrogeological instability is pursued through the alternative of an indivisible totality of natural phenomena that includes the time factor. The book is of interest to graduates and researchers of applied geology, geotechnical, environmental and civil engineering, as well as professionals in the fields of hydrogeology and natural hazards.

About the authors

Luigi Coppola, formerly Full Professor of Applied Geology at the University of Basilicata, Italy, is author of over 80 scientific publications on national and international journals on environmental issues. He was also Director of the Department of Geological Sciences at University of Basilicata.

He was member of the Scientific Technical Committee (CTS) of the Interdepartmental Center for Control and Validation of Environmental Parameters (CIRCOVA). He was also member of the Superior Council of Public Works, Section IV, Ministry, Rome. He carried out didactic and experimental activities at the Facultad de Ciencias Naturales, Universitad National de Salta, Argentina.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Hardcover 103,99 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Hydrogeological Instability in Cohesive Soils
Book Subtitle
Techniques for Prediction, Prevention and Control
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-74331-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-74331-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-74330-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-08966-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 282
Number of Illustrations
129 b/w illustrations, 45 illustrations in colour
Topics