naturalistic engineering

Naturalistic engineering works for slope stability: living retaining walls.

Preliminary sizing of naturalistic engineering works is one of the most important operations to be carried out before the detailed design of the works, certainly preceding technical checks and subsequent final sizing. Having quick and efficient tools at your disposal to perform initial checks and assess whether the chosen techniques can solve the issues has…

Integrare il BIM nella Geotecnica e nella Geologia

Integrare il BIM nella Geotecnica e nella Geologia. Come definito dal NIBS (National Institute of Building Sciences), il Building Information Modeling è “una rappresentazione digitale delle caratteristiche fisiche e funzionali di una struttura, una risorsa di conoscenza condivisa di informazioni che costituisce una base affidabile per qualsiasi decisione lungo il suo ciclo di vita, dalla…

Un incontro tra idrologia, geologia applicata e idrogeologia

L’idrologia, la geologia applicata e l’idrogeologia sono campi strettamente interconnessi nella gestione e nello studio dei corsi d’acqua, dei canali idraulici e del ciclo dell’acqua nel suo complesso. Questi campi scientifici si uniscono in un approccio integrato per risolvere complessi problemi ingegneristici e ambientali. L’idrologia è lo studio della distribuzione, del movimento e delle proprietà…

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The collapse of retaining walls: Cause

The collapse of retaining walls may result from several factors, including: Soil instability (GEO): If the soil surrounding the wall is unstable, for example, due to telluric movements, accumulation of water, erosion, etc. Structural settlements (STR): If the wall has been improperly designed or built, for example with inadequate structural stability or poor quality materials,…

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Eurocode 7: Geotechnical Design – What is Eurocode?

The EN Eurocodes apply to the structural design of buildings and other civil engineering works including, geotechnical aspects, structural fire design and situations including earthquakes, execution and temporary structures. For the design of special construction works (e.g. nuclear installations, dams, etc) other provisions than those in the EN Eurocodes might be necessary. It is basically used in 27…

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Settlements of the ground in the construction of embankments

In the design of road and rail embankments on fine-grained or very fine-grained soils, it is necessary to understand the settlements to overland the time.  This is because, in the case of water infiltration, the drainage process takes place very slowly in the medium and long term. The problem is particularly felt in the sections…

strumenti metodo osservazionale

The observational method in geotechnical design

As in accordance with Eurocode 7 Part 1, the hen prediction of geotechnical behavior is difficult, so it may be appropriate to apply the approach known as the “observational method,” in which the design is reviewed during construction. This method is applied by following this procedure: limits of acceptability of the values of certain quantities…