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Author Zeitoun, David G.

Title Land subsidence analysis in urban areas [electronic resource] : the Bangkok Metropolitan area case study / David G. Zeitoun, Eliyahu Wakshal.

Published Dordrecht : Springer, 2013.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (319 p.)
Series Springer Environmental Science and Engineering
Springer environmental science and engineering.
Contents Introduction -- The subsidence phenomenon throughout the world -- Mechanical modeling of porous media -- Fundamentals of the consolidation theory for soils -- Biot's theory of consolidation -- The numerical solution of the Biot equations -- General software -- A case study : The Bangkok plain -- Conclusions.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Cities built on unconsolidated sediments consisting of clays, silt, peat, and sand, are particularly susceptible to subsidence. Such regions are common in delta areas, where rivers empty into the oceans, along flood plains adjacent to rivers, and in coastal marsh lands. Building cities in such areas aggravates the problem for several reasons:1. Construction of buildings and streets adds weight to the region causing additional soil deformations. 2. Often the regions have to be drained in order to be occupied. This results in lowering of the water table and leads to hydro-compaction.
Notes Description based on print version record.
Other author Wakshal, Eliyahu.
Subject Subsidences (Earth movements)
Subsidences (Earth movements) -- Thailand -- Bangkok -- Case studies.
Urban geology.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9789400755062 (electronic bk.)
9400755066 (electronic bk.)