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Volcanic Rock Mechanics
Rock Mechanics and Geo-engineering in Volcanic Environments

ISBN 9780415584784
Published May 14, 2010 by CRC Press
368 Pages

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Book Description

Volcanic Rock Mechanics includes papers and special lectures of the 3rd International Workshop on Volcanic Rocks, Rock Mechanics and Geo-Engineering in Volcanic Environments, which was held within the framework of the Congress “Cities on Volcanoes6-Tenerife 2010” (Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, Spain, 31 May – 4 June 2010). The book is a comprehensive collection of the most relevant topics related to rock mechanics and geo-engineering in volcanic environments, including:

- Geomechanical characterization of volcanic materials;
- Instabilities in volcanic islands: Slope stability, large landslides and collapse phenomena;
- Geoengineering and infrastructures in volcanic environments;
- Construction materials.

Volcanic Rock Mechanics is of interests to academics, engineers, consultants, designers, contractors and professionals involved in rock mechanics and geo-engineering in volcanic environments.

Table of Contents


Organizing Committee

Keynote Lecture

Low stress and high stress phenomena in basalt flows; N.R. Barton

Geomechanical Characterization of Volcanic Materials

Modeling of the collapse of a macroporous material; D. Del Olmo & A. Serrano

Geotechnical description of halloysite clays from La Palma Island (Spain); J. Estaire, M. Santana & J.A. Díez

Geotechnical parameters of basaltic pyroclastics in Palma Island, based on convergences measured in a tunnel; M. Fe Marqués & R. Martínez Zarco

Basic properties of non welded basaltic lapilli and influence on their geotechnical behavior; A. Lomoschitz, J. Yepes & C. de Santiago

Geotechnical characterization of volcanic rocks and soils of Madeira Island; J.C. Lourenço, J.M. Brito, J. Santos, S.P.P. Rosa, V.C. Rodrigues & R. Oliva

Contribution to geotechnical characterization of basaltic pyroclasts; A.M. Malheiro, J.F.V. Sousa, F.M. Marques & D.M. Sousa

Deformational behavior of pyroclastic rocks beneath the upper reservoir of the hydro-wind plant at El Hierro; M.R. Martín-Gómez, F. Fernández-Baniela, J.J. Arribas-Pérez de Obanos & A. Soriano

Rock mass classification schemes in volcanic rocks; M. Muñiz Menéndez & J. González-Gallego

Relationships between porosity and physical mechanical properties in weathered volcanic rocks; A. Pola, G.B. Crosta, R. Castellanza, F. Agliardi, N. Fusi, V. Barberini, G. Norini & A. Villa

Characterization and comparison of pore distribution in weathered volcanic rocks by different techniques; A. Pola, G.B. Crosta, F. Agliardi, N. Fusi, V. Barberini, L. Galimberti & E. De Ponti

Lightweight aggregate and lightweight concrete and its application in the improvement of the thermal properties of volcanic lightweight aggregate concrete blocks from Canary Islands; E. Rodríguez Cadenas & A. García Santos

Volcanic dikes engineering properties for storing and regulation of the underground water resources in volcanic islands; J.C. Santamarta Cerezal, L.E. Hernández & J.A. Rodríguez-Losada

Geotechnical properties of volcanic materials of the mount erciyes; S. Yüksek & A. Demirci

Asensitive analysis on mohr-coulomb and hoek-brown parameters effective in ground response curve; A.R. Kargara & R. Rahmanejad

Isotropic collapse load as a function of the macroporosity of volcanic pyroclasts; A. Serrano, A. Perucho & M. Conde

General method for estimating the active and passive earth pressures on retaining walls assuming different strength criteria; A. Serrano, A. Perucho & M. Conde

Natural stone from the Azores archipelago: Relationship between lithology and physical-mechanical behavior; J.B.P. Silva, C. Carvalho, S.D. Caetano & C. Gomes

Instabilities in Volcanic Islands: Slope Stability, Large Landslides and Collapse Phenomena

Stability of the cone and foundation of Arenal volcano, Costa Rica; G.E. Alvarado, S. Carboni, M. Cordero, E. Avilés & M. Valverde

Etna flank dynamics: a sensitivity analysis by numerical modeling; T. Apuani & C. Corazzato

The origin and geotechnical properties of volcanic soils and their role in developing flank and sector collapses; R. del Potro & M. Hürlimann

The role of hyaloclastite rocks in the stability of the volcanic island flanks of Tenerife; M. Ferrer, J. Seisdedos & L.I. González de Vallejo

Passive anchors within retaining walls to stabilize volcanic rock slopes in road widening; M.A. Franesqui

Detailed studies and stabilization methods of volcanic rocky slopes in coastal areas, Canary Islands, Spain; A. Lomoschitz, A. Cilleros & R. García-Ferrera

Slope stability in the volcanoes based on geotechnical criteria; J.A. Rodríguez-Losada, A. Eff-Darwich, L.E. Hernández, C. Olalla Marañón, A. Perucho & A. Serrano González

Cliff stabilization solutions at the south coast of Madeira Island; V.C. Rodrigues, F.A. Sousa, S.P.P. Rosa & J.M. Brito

Shear behaviour of Stromboli volcaniclastic saturated materials and its influence on submarine landslides; P. Tommasi, F. Wang, D. Boldini, T. Rotonda & A. Amati

Geoengineering and Infrastructures in Volcanic Environments

The suitability of volcanic tuff from the Ethiopian plateau for earth dam construction and foundation; E.E. Alonso & E. Romero

Geotechnical map and foundation solutions of Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Spain); S. Álvarez Camacho, F. Lamas Fernández & L.E. Hernández

Design and construction of the Machico-Caniçal expressway tunnels; C.J.O. Baião, J.M. Brito, A.R.J. Freitas, S.P.P. Rosa & M.F.M. Conceição

Innovative aspects in the execution of the strengthening and stabilizing of the volcanic cavern of "Los Jameos del Agua", Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain; A. Cárdenas, C. Olalla, A. Serrano & A. Gonzalo

Geological risk at world class astronomical observatories; A. Eff-Darwich, B. García-Lorenzo, J.A. Rodríguez-Losada, L.E. Hernández, J. de la Nuez & C. Romero-Ruiz

Construction experiences with volcanic unbound aggregates in road pavements; M.A. Franesqui, F. Castelo Branco, M.C. Azevedo & P. Moita

Geotechnical investigation guide for building in volcanic environments; L.E. Hernández, J.A. Rodríguez-Losada, C. Olalla & J. Garrido-Manrique

Tunnel inventory of grand canary island (spain), geology and associatedgeotechnical problems; J.R. Jiménez, A. Lomoschitz & J. Molo

Geotechnical characterization of El Verodal Tunnel in Hierro, Spain; M.C. López-Felipe & J.T. Fernández-Soldevilla

Big Telescopes foundations in volcanic environments; W. Llamosas

Socorridos pumping station and water storage tunnel at Madeira Island; J.M. Brito, S.P.P. Rosa, J. Santos, J.A. Sousa & A. Pedro

Road tunnel design and construction at Madeira; J.M. Brito, C.J.O. Baião & S.P.P. Rosa

Geological and geotechnical conditions of human interventions in natural volcanic caverns: The outfitting of "Los Jameos del agua" Auditorium, Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain; C. Olalla, A. Cárdenas, A. Serrano, E. Pradera & D. Fernández de Castro

Study of lunar soil from terrestrial models (Spain); J.A. Rodríguez-Losada, S. Hernández-Fernández, J. Martínez-Frías,L.E. Hernández & R. Lunar Hernández

Geological and geotechnical conditions of the Machico-Caniçal highway; V.C. Rodrigues, S.P.P. Rosa, J.A.M. Brito & C.J.O. Baião

Geomechanical appraisal of the deformation potential of a deep tunnel in a volcanic rock mass; D. Simic & J. López

An access gallery to the underground Fuente Santa spring, La Palma, Spain; C. Soler

Project and technical assistance to the retaining structures of Cabo Girão Tourist Resort; F.A. Sousa, C.J.O. Baião & J.M. Brito

F, Retaining structures in Machico-Caniçal expressway at Madeira Island; A. Sousa, A.R.J. Freitas, M.F.M. Conceição & C.J.O. Baião

Tindaya Mountain Cavern: art and underground engineering; J. Ramos Gómez

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