Geotechnics and Heritage

This book assesses the role of historic towers as symbols of community identity and how to best preserve this special cultural heritage.

Author: Renato Lancellotta

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781315387444

Category: Social Science

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Conservation of monuments and historic sites is one of the most challenging problems facing modern civilization. It involves various cultural, humanistic, social, technical, economical and administrative factors, intertwining in inextricable patterns. The complexity of the topic is such that guidelines or recommendations for ntervention techniques and design approaches are difficult to set. The Technical Committee on the Preservation of Monuments and Historic Sites (named TC19) was established by the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE) in 1981, is supported by the Italian Geotechnical Society (AGI), and was renamed TC301 in 2010. This book assesses the role of historic towers as symbols of community identity and how to best preserve this special cultural heritage. Well-documented, exemplary case histories highlight concepts of preservation, integrity, cultural heritage, dynamic identification techniques and techniques for long-term monitoring of historic towers, as well as provide examples of appropriate intervention measures. The book will be of interest to professionals and academics in the wider fields of civil engineering, architecture and cultural resources management, and particularly those involved in art history, history of architecture, geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, archaeology, restoration and cultural heritage management.
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Geotechnics and Heritage

The contributions in this full-colour book prove the significant role geotechnical engineering plays in conservation of historic building and monuments.

Author: Taylor & Francis Group

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 036737997X

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Conservation of monuments and historic sites is one of the most challenging problems facing modern civilization. It involves various cultural, humanistic, social, technical, economical and administrative factors, intertwining in inextricable patterns. The complexity of the topic is such that guidelines or recommendations for intervention techniques and design approaches are difficult to set. The Technical Committee on the Preservation of Monuments and Historic Sites (named TC19) was established by the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE) in 1981, is supported by the Italian Geotechnical Society (AGI), and renamed TC301 in 2010. Geotechnics and Heritage, collects relevant case histories on the role of geotechnical engineering in the preservation of monuments and historic sites, and is an addition to the Proceedings of the two International Symposia organized by the Committee in Napoli in 1994 and 2013. The contributions in the book prove the significant role geotechnical engineering plays in conservation of historic building and monuments.
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Geotechnics and Heritage

The contributions in the book proof the significant role geotechnical engineering plays in conservation of historic building and monuments.

Author: Emilio Bilotta

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 113464647X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 272

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Conservation of monuments and historic sites is one of the most challenging problems facing modern civilization. It involves various cultural, humanistic, social, technical, economical and administrative factors, intertwining in inextricable patterns. The complexity of the topic is such that guidelines or recommendations for intervention techniques and design approaches are difficult to set. The Technical Committee on the Preservation of Monuments and Historic Sites (named TC19) was established by the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE) in 1981, is supported by the Italian Geotechnical Society (AGI), and renamed TC301 in 2010. Geotechnics and Heritage, collects relevant case histories on the role of geotechnical engineering in the preservation of monuments and historic sites, and is an addition to the Proceedings of the two International Symposia organized by the Committee in Napoli in 1994 and 2013. The contributions in the book proof the significant role geotechnical engineering plays in conservation of historic building and monuments.
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From Research to Applied Geotechnics

Geotechnics and Heritage: Historic Towers, 1-4. Taylor & Francis, London, 2018. [2] E. Heinle, F. Leonhardt, Tűrme aller Zeiten, aller Kulturen. Deutsche Verlags-Austalt GmbH, Stuttgart,1997, 336 pp. [3] A. Flora, R. Lancellotta, ...

Author: N.P. López-Acosta

Publisher: IOS Press

ISBN: 9781643680330

Category: Technology & Engineering

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The first Pan-American Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (PCSMGE) was held in Mexico in 1959. Every 4 years since then, PCSMGE has brought together the geotechnical engineering community from all over the world to discuss the problems, solutions and future challenges facing this engineering sector. Sixty years after the first conference, the 2019 edition returns to Mexico. The XVI PCSMGE 2019 conference was held in Cancun, Mexico, from 17 – 20 November 2019. This book presents the plenary lectures from the conference, delivered by distinguished geotechnical engineers of international renown. Experience and youth combine in this special publication, which includes the 9th Arthur Casagrande lecture, the plenary lecture of the ISSMGE President, 3 Bright Spark lectures, and the manuscripts of the 13 invited lecturers of practically all the technical sessions at the XVI PCSMGE 2019. Topics cover both research and applied geotechnics, including recent developments in geotechnical engineering. Representing a valuable reference for engineering practitioners and graduate students, and helping to identify new issues and shape future directions for research, the book will be of interest to all those working in the field, involved in soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering.
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Geotechnical Engineering for the Preservation of Monuments and Historic Sites

If we add all the percentages together, it would appear that Italy somehow manages to encompass more than 100 per cent of the planet's cultural heritage! Obviously these “UNESCO statistics” do not exist, and the figures, ...

Author: Emilio Bilotta

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781138000551

Category: Technology & Engineering

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All the traces of historic heritage are a fundamental part of our environment and reward us in the form of cultural enrichment, with the ability to have a positive effect both on our lifestyle and economy. Therefore, the preservation of ancient monuments, historic towns and sites has increasingly drawn the attention of public opinion, governmental agencies as well as consultants and contractors. This interest must be however carefully controlled and directed, since the conservation of monuments and historic sites is one of the most challenging problems of our age. Careless attempts at preservation can be detrimental not only to their iconic value (formal integrity), but even to their structural characteristics and the materials they are built with (material integrity). Geotechnical Engineering for the Preservation of Monuments and Historic Sites collects one opening address, four special lectures and 82 contributions from all over the world, giving a unique sample of the geotechnical problems to be tackled, the solutions currently being proposed, and the strategies being carried out to preserve the overall integrity of monuments and historic sites. It is clearly apparent that differences exist around the world not only in terms of the characteristics of the monuments or sites to be preserved, but also in the approaches adopted to achieve this aim. Hence, no unique solution is available to the geotechnical engineer dealing with the delicate structures and sites that represent our cultural heritage, and knowledge of previous experiences may be a unique guide in any technical decision-making process.
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Geotechnics Fundamentals and Applications in Construction

ABSTRACT: The heritage structure of Bayon in Angkor stands upon shallow direct foundation. The high main tower stands upon thick manmade fill without special supporting elements for such a foundation as piles. The strong strength of the ...

Author: Rashid Mangushev

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780429602702

Category: Technology & Engineering

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Geotechnical Fundamentals and Applications in Construction. New Materials, Structures, Technologies and Calculations contains the papers presented at the International Conference on Geotechnical Fundamentals and Applications in Construction. New Materials, Structures, Technologies and Calculations (GFAC 2019, Saint Petersburg, Russia, 6-8 February 2019). The contributions present the latest research findings, developments, and applications in the areas of geotechnics, soil mechanics, foundations, geological engineering and share experiences in the design of complex geotechnical objects, and are grouped in 8 sections: • Analytical decisions and numerical modeling for foundations; • Design and construction in geologically hazardous conditions; • Methods for surveying the features of dispersed, rocky soils and structurally unstable soils; • Exploration, territory improvement and reconstruction in conditions of compact urban planning and enterprises, etc.; • Construction, reconstruction and exploitation of infrastructure facilities in different soil conditions; • R&D support and quality control of new materials, design and technology solutions in constructing bases, foundations, underground and surface constructions; • Condition survey and accident evolution analysis in construction; • Up-to-date monitoring techniques in building construction and exploitation. Geotechnical Fundamentals and Applications in Construction. New Materials, Structures, Technologies and Calculations collects the state-of-the-art in geotechnology and construction, and will be of interest to academia and professionals in geotechnics, soil mechanics, foundation engineering and geological engineering.
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Conservation and Restoration of Built Heritage

This book will: Provide a critical reading of the history of conservation; Discuss materials and techniques of ancient architecture; Cover seismic vulnerability and preservation of the historic integrity of the monument; Advocate an ...

Author: Salvatore D'Agostino

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781000426700

Category: Architecture

Page: 168

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The word conservation, when used in the context of the preservation of built heritage, implies an intrinsically complex concept that evolved over time, since it has been influenced by the perception of history throughout time. This volume emphasises why an understanding of the cultural evolution of the conservation approach must be considered a prerequisite for architects and engineers if they are to cooperate in full harmony with historic-artistic culture for the preservation of global built heritage. In particular, the volume highlights how, during the second half of the last century, the preservation process also involved engineering – the science of making practical applications of knowledge – which, for a long time, made an uncritical use of techniques and materials and devised interventions on historical heritage that were heavily invasive. The volume also devotes special attention to the problems related to seismic risk, to which Italy, Greece and Portugal are particularly prone. Problems that emerge during the crisis and reconstruction phases are dealt with in detail, as is scheduled maintenance, as this latter approach always constitutes an improvement in the performance of the monument and is the most appropriate tool for the conservation of the built heritage. Finally, the volume collects examples of building restoration with case studies of many outstanding monuments. The work will appeal to professionals and academics in the broader fields of civil engineering (both geotechnical and structural engineering), architecture, art history, the history of architecture, restoration and cultural heritage management. This book will: Provide a critical reading of the history of conservation; Discuss materials and techniques of ancient architecture; Cover seismic vulnerability and preservation of the historic integrity of the monument; Advocate an approach based on programmed maintenance; Feature numerous case histories, including St Mark’s Basilica in Venice and the complex restoration of the cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris.
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The Tower of Pisa

In: Lancellotta, R., Flora, A. & Viggiani, C. (eds) Geotechnics and Heritage: Historic Towers. Taylor and Francis, London. pp. 15–38. ... (eds) Geotech Year 2000, Development in Geotechnical Engineering. Asian Institute of Technology, ...

Author: J.B. Burland

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781000164589

Category: Technology & Engineering

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The Leaning Tower of Pisa is known worldwide for its five-degree lean. The Tower is the Campanile of the Cathedral, which together with the Baptistry and Cemetery form a breath-taking collection of monuments which are regarded as supreme examples of early Renaissance Romanesque architecture. In March 1990 the Tower was closed to the public as it was declared unsafe and close to collapse. A Commission was set up by the Italian Government with the task of developing and implementing stabilization measures. This book begins with a brief description of the history of the Tower and its construction. The reader is then introduced to the huge challenges faced by the Commission in designing and implementing appropriate stabilization measures whilst at the same time satisfying the demanding requirements of conserving a world heritage monument. In particular, two historical studies are described which proved to be most valuable in arriving at suitable stabilization measures. The first was a deduction of the history of inclination of the tower during and subsequent to construction. The results of this study were used to calibrate a sophisticated numerical model of the tower and the underlying very soft ground which proved vital in evaluating the effectiveness of various stabilization schemes. The second study was of measurements of movement made since 1911. This latter study revealed an unexpected mechanism of foundation movement which proved crucial in developing the temporary and permanent stabilization measures and which resulted in the Tower being re-opened to the public in June 2001. The book will appeal to both professionals and students in the fields of Architecture and Civil Engineering. It will also interest specialised audiences of geotechnical engineers and conservation architects. It may also be of wider interest to anyone planning to visit Pisa or who is intrigued as to what caused the Tower to lean and how it was stabilized.
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Geotechnical Engineering for the Preservation of Monuments and Historic Sites

All the traces of historic heritage are a fundamental part of our environment and reward us in the form of cultural enrichment, with the ability to have a positive effect both on our lifestyle and economy.

Author: Emilio Bilotta

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781315887494

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 808

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All the traces of historic heritage are a fundamental part of our environment and reward us in the form of cultural enrichment, with the ability to have a positive effect both on our lifestyle and economy. Therefore, the preservation of ancient monuments, historic towns and sites has increasingly drawn the attention of public opinion, governmental
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Challenges and Innovations in Geotechnics

Talal Awwad Department of Geotechnical Engineering, Damascus University, Syria ABSTRACT: The entire civilized world is watching ... But another cost has been the loss of irreplaceable historical monuments, the heritage of all humanity.

Author: Askar Zhussupbekov

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781498799744

Category: Nature

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Challenges and Innovations in Geotechnics is a collections of papers presented at the Eighth Asian Young Geotechnical Engineering Conference (8AYGEC, Astana, Kazakhstan, 5-7 August 2016), and covers various aspects the areas of soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering. The book contains special and keynote lectures and contributions on a wide range of topics in geotechnical engineering and construction: (1) Laboratory and Field Testing (2) Foundation and Underground Structure (3) Ground Improvement (4) Earthquake and Environment (5) Numerical and Analytical Modeling (6) Advanced Soil Mechanics (7) Historical Sites Challenges and Innovations in Geotechnics was published under the auspices of the ISSMGE TC-305 ‘Geotechnical Infrastructures for Megacities and New Capitals’, and reflects the present and future state of geotechnical engineering. The book will be extremely useful to geoengineers and researchers in the abovementioned areas.
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Challenges and Innovations in Geomechanics

In: Geotechnics and Heritage: Case Histories, pp. 97–136. CRC Press (2013) Conti, R., de Sanctis, L., Viggiani, G.M.B.: Numerical modelling of installation effects for diaphragm walls in sand. Acta Geotech. 7, 219–237 (2012) Lings, ...

Author: Marco Barla

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030645182

Category: Science

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This book gathers the latest advances, innovations, and applications in the field of computational geomechanics, as presented by international researchers and engineers at the 16th International Conference of the International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics (IACMAG 2020/21). Contributions include a wide range of topics in geomechanics such as: monitoring and remote sensing, multiphase modelling, reliability and risk analysis, surface structures, deep structures, dams and earth structures, coastal engineering, mining engineering, earthquake and dynamics, soil-atmosphere interaction, ice mechanics, landfills and waste disposal, gas and petroleum engineering, geothermal energy, offshore technology, energy geostructures, geomechanical numerical models and computational rail geotechnics.
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Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions Anamnesis Diagnosis Therapy Controls

In Bilotta, Flora, Lirer & Viggiani (eds) Geotechnics and Heritage: Case Histories., Taylor & Francis Group, London, ISBN 978-1-138-00054-4, 13–48. Finno, R.J., 2014, Performance Monitoring of Geotechnical Structures, Geostrata, pp.

Author: Koen Van Balen

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781317206620

Category: Technology & Engineering

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Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions. Anamnesis, diagnosis, therapy, controls contains the papers presented at the 10th International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions (SAHC2016, Leuven, Belgium, 13-15 September 2016). The main theme of the book is “Anamnesis, Diagnosis, Therapy, Controls”, which emphasizes the importance of all steps of a restoration process in order to obtain a thorough understanding of the structural behaviour of built cultural heritage. The contributions cover every aspect of the structural analysis of historical constructions, such as material characterization, structural modelling, static and dynamic monitoring, non-destructive techniques for on-site investigation, seismic behaviour, rehabilitation, traditional and innovative repair techniques, and case studies. The knowledge, insights and ideas in Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions. Anamnesis, diagnosis, therapy, controls make this book of abstracts and the corresponding, digital full-colour conference proceedings containing the full papers must-have literature for researchers and practitioners involved in the structural analysis of historical constructions.
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Environmental Geotechnics

... would focus primarily on the physical environment , for instance all media susceptible to pollution ( air , water , soil , flora and fauna , human beings , landscape , urban and rural conservation and the built heritage ) .

Author: R. W. Sarsby

Publisher: Thomas Telford

ISBN: 0727727524

Category: Environmental geotechnology

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Increasing environmental awareness has emphasized the many engineering situations in which there are potential environmental impacts. This text provides a guide for engineers who are likely to be involved in such situations.
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The Restoration of Ghirlandina Tower in Modena and the Assessment of Soil Structure Interaction by Means of Dynamic Identification Techniques

This book is the first of a series of volumes on Built Heritage and Geotechnics, intended to reach a wide audience: professionals and academics in the fields of civil engineering, architecture, restoration and cultural heritage management, ...

Author: Rosella Cadignani

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780429588594

Category: Social Science

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This book is the first of a series of volumes on Built Heritage and Geotechnics, intended to reach a wide audience: professionals and academics in the fields of civil engineering, architecture, restoration and cultural heritage management, and even the wider public. The present volume provides essential information on the history of the construction of the Ghirlandina Tower in Modena, the techniques involved and the restoration works, and proves how the interaction with the supporting soil may explain the reasons behind the corrections that masons implemented during construction, the pattern of settlements suffered by the tower and the Cathedral and their mutual interaction. In addition to the above, there is one particular aspect that should capture the interest of a wide readership: in 1997 the Cathedral and the Ghirlandina Tower were included in the UNESCO World Heritage List, and it was recognized that the creation process shared by Lanfranco and Wiligelmo is a masterpiece of human creativity, in which a new dialectical relationship between architecture and sculpture was created in Romanesque art. The Modena complex bears exceptional witness to the cultural traditions of the 12th century in northern Italy's urban society, its organization, religious character, beliefs, and values all being reflected in the history of the buildings.
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Listening to the Stones Essays on Architecture and Function in Ancient Greek Sanctuaries in Honour of Richard Alan Tomlinson

... Proceedings of the 15th European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, volume Λ: 1841-1846. ... of the Athenian Acropolis, in E. Bilotta, A. Flora, S. Lirer and C. Viggiani (eds) Geotechnics and Heritage: 13-48.

Author: Elena C. Partida

Publisher: Archaeopress Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781789690880

Category: Social Science

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This book presents a range of topics, conveying the broad scope of Richard Tomlinson’s archaeological quests and echoing his own research methodologies; it is is a token of appreciation for a British professor of archaeology, who spread knowledge of the Greek civilization, manifesting the brilliant spirit of the versatile ancient Greek builders.
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Reconstruction and Restoration of Architectural Heritage 2021

Geotechnics and underground microbiota. Saint Petersburg: Georeconstruction. Dashko R., & Ya K. 2015. Underground space of saint-petersburg as a multicomponent system: Engineering geological and geotechnical aspects of its development.

Author: Sergey Sementsov

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781000504002

Category: Architecture

Page: 418

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Reconstruction and Restoration of Architectural Heritage 2021 presents contributions on various aspects of the study, protection and restoration of architectural monuments and on the reconstruction of major historical urban development sites. Moreover, various complex and problematic aspects of engineering reconstruction of monuments are discussed. A wide range of issues is considered in the process of preserving historical heritage, including: the historical formation of buildings, construction and territories; the conservation, reconstruction and restoration of buildings and constructions; the transformation of historical spaces and areas. parallels and features in the development of urban planning, architecture and construction art in Russia and Spain the fate and work of Augustine Augustinovich Betancourt This collection of papers combines contributions about the history and restoration of many of the largest nature reserves, estates, cities and monuments. It is intended for academics and professionals involved in the history and restoration of nature reserves, estates, cities and monuments.
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Geotechnics and Earthquake Geotechnics Towards Global Sustainability

In geotechnical engineering and earthquake geotechnics in particular, we are unused to the challenge of working with ... the role of geotechnical engineering in creating a low carbon society, world heritage, lifelines in megacities, ...

Author: Susumu Iai

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400704704

Category: Science

Page: 254

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This book is part of a bold, new initiative towards global sustainability and development that draws on the disciplines of geotechnical engineering and earthquake geotechnics. It contains contributions from fifteen of the world's leading experts who met in Kyoto in early 2010 to discuss a range of issues related to the ways geotechnics can help us face the challenges ahead, from the technical to the social, from geo-hazards to megacities, from global warming and coastal protection to the conservation of world heritage sites. We hope these contributions will stimulate the debate over the role geotechnics has to play in achieving a more sustainable future for the world. Audience This book will be of interest to advanced levels of researchers and practicing engineers in the fields of geotechnics and earthquake geotechnics for global sustainability: the greatest long term challenge of our time.
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Energy Geotechnics

heritage. in. Azerbaijan. E.E. Vicente Consultant, A-Mehr, California, USA A.M. Krumb & F. Ulbricht Fugro Consult GmbH, Berlin, Germany ABSTRACT: These soil deposits, while in their native unsaturated condition are relatively stiff to ...

Author: Frank Wuttke

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781315315232

Category: Technology & Engineering

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Energy Geotechnics includes 97 technical papers presented at the 1st International Conference on Energy Geotechnics (ICEGT 2016, Kiel, Germany, 29-31 August 2016). The contributions provides significant advances and critical challenges facing the areas of fundamentals, constitutive and numerical modelling, testing techniques and energy geotechnics applications. Energy Geotechnics contains seven regular sessions and six minisymposia, with contributions on discrete and continuum based modelling as well as investigations based on experimental studies at various scales. The papers on discrete and continuum based modelling examine the behaviour of gas hydrate sediments, cyclic and Themo-Hydro-Mechanical (T-H-M) modelling of energy piles, non-linear behaviour of energy geo-storage and geo-structures, deformation of geomaterials, modelling of borehole heat exchangers and energy walls, analysis of hydraulic fracturing and discontinuities in reservoirs, engineering problems involving gas hydrates sediments, and modelling of environmental impact of energy geotechnical processes. The technical papers on experimental investigations present small and large scale findings on particle effects, particle-particle and fluid-particle interactions, saturation and thermal effects, water retention, creep behaviour, T-H-M monitoring of energy geotechnical structures, new techniques in laboratory analysis, geomechanical behaviour and cyclic loading of geomaterials. Energy Geotechnics will be of interest to academic and non-academic parties working in the areas of energy production, transport and storage as well as in the fields of energy geotechnics and geomechanics, geotechnical engineering, soil and rock mechanics and geological engineering.
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