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This volume presents the results of investigations of the physiomechanical properties and processes of deformation and failure of rock masses. The thermodynamic processes occurring during such phenomena are considered.
Environmental Geomechanics covers a broad class of problems where deforming geomaterials are involved, usually coupled with fluid flow and transport of some substance. Transport of contaminants and other substances may occur in the fluids, e.g. water, water vapour and air, filling the pores of geomaterials as happens in waste disposal problems or durability problems. Mass transport also takes place in reservoir engineering problems, where the fluids involved are oil, water, and gas. All these aspects are addressed in this book together with a theoretical framework.
The 98 papers from the December 1999 symposium report on new technologies and monitoring approaches in field geotechnical instrument measurements, and case studies on geotechnical projects.
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