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1st Edition

Volcanic Rocks and Soils

ISBN 9781138028869
Published September 15, 2015 by CRC Press
224 Pages

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Book Description

Volcanic rocks and soils show a peculiar mechanical behaviour at both laboratory and in-situ scale due to their typical structural characters. Volcanic rocks and soils contains keynote lectures and papers from the International Workshop held in Ischia (Italy), 24-25 September 2015.

The book deals with recent developments and advancements, as well as case histories, in the geotechnical characterization and engineering applications related to volcanic formations. It covers a variety of themes, including:

• Geotechnical characterization under both static and cyclic/dynamic loading conditions, with special regard to structural properties at different scales (microstructural features; field and laboratory characterization; construction materials);

• Geotechnical aspects of natural hazards (slope stability; seismic risk);

• Geotechnical problems of engineering structures (foundations; embankments; excavations and tunnels).

Volcanic Rocks and Soils is of interest to scientists and practitioners in the fields of rock and soil mechanics, geotechnical engineering, engineering geology and geology.

Table of Contents

Keynote Lectures
Structural Features of Volcanic Materials
Mechanical Behaviour of Volcanic Rocks
Mechanical Behaviour of Volcanic Soils
Geotechnical Aspects of Natural Hazards
Geotechnical Problems of Engineering Structures

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Tatiana Rotonda (Sapienza Universita di Roma, Italy) (Edited by) ,  Manuela Cecconi (University of Perugia, Italy) (Edited by) ,  Francesco Silvestri (Universita degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Napoli, Italy) (Edited by) ,  Paolo Tommasi (CNR, Institute for Environmental Geology and Geo-Engineering, Roma, Italy) (Edited by)