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This booklet covers more than a few themes which are of accelerating significance in engineering perform: ordinary risks, pollutants, and environmental safeguard via stable practice.

the 1st 1/2 the publication offers with normal danger components, of either normal and human foundation, that are supposed to be thought of: subsidence, unintended infiltration, soil instability, rockslides and mudslides, particles stream, and degradation of structures and monuments as a result of toxins and climactic results, for instance. those difficulties are highlighted and it truly is proven blend of subtle numerical concepts and large experimental investigations are important in an effort to successfully take on those problems.

the second one half the e-book is dedicated to using polluted websites and linked difficulties, an issue of turning out to be value given the expanding reclamation of land from deserted commercial websites for city improvement during the last twenty years. forms of oil toxins and decontamination tools are defined, by means of a dialogue of waste administration and distinct insurance of confinement liners utilized in floor waste disposal.

Chapter 1 particles Flows (pages 1–37): Christophe Ancey
Chapter 2 Snow Avalanches (pages 39–71): Christophe Ancey
Chapter three Instability of Soil lots (pages 73–92): Laurent Vulliet
Chapter four Instability of Rock lots (pages 93–115): Francois Descoeudres
Chapter five Subsidence Phenomena (pages 117–148): Bernhard Schrefler and Luciano Simoni
Chapter 6 Soil cave in because of Water Infiltration (pages 149–169): Yu?Jun Cui and Pierre Delage
Chapter 7 Subsidence triggered through Fossil gas Extraction (pages 171–199): Christian Schroeder, Yu?Jun Cui and Bernhard Schrefler
Chapter eight Deterioration of Stone in Monuments (pages 201–245): Veronique Verges?Belmin
Chapter nine The Physics of Water move in Stone (pages 247–273): Jean?Paul Laurent
Chapter 10 Experimental innovations for Characterizing changes (pages 275–311): Claude Brunjail, man Bastian, Gregoire Chene, Veronique Verges?Belmin and Philippe Bromblet
Chapter eleven Case reports (pages 313–332): Jean Godin, Claude Brunjail, Veronique Verges?Belmin and Ann Bourges
Chapter 12 the character and Survey of Soil pollutants (pages 333–360): Abdelmalek Bouazza, Pierre Delage and Michel Wojnarowicz
Chapter thirteen Retention and move of Soluble Chemical pollution: Mechanisms and Numerical Modeling (pages 361–391): Robert Charlier and Jean?Pol Radu
Chapter 14 Retention and move of toxins by means of Hydrocarbons: Mechanisms and Numerical Modeling (pages 393–417): Bernhard Schrefler and Pierre Delage
Chapter 15 equipment of Soil Environmental Remediation (pages 419–457): Abdelmalek Bouazza, Michel Wojnarowicz and Mario Manassero
Chapter sixteen Liners for Waste Containment amenities (pages 459–507): Abdelmalek Bouazza, Michel Wojnarowicz and Mario Manassero

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Snow Avalanches 45 The current terminology asserts that there are two main types of motion. In this respect, mixed-motion avalanches are seen as avalanches combining aspects of both airborne and flowing avalanches, but they are not seen as a third type of avalanche. The question of a third type of avalanche has been raised by some experts during the last few years. Indeed, there is field evidence that some events did not belong either to the group of airborne or flowing avalanches. For instance, the Taconnaz avalanche (HauteSavoie, France) on 11 February 1999 severely damaged two concrete-reinforced structures.

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Thus, many elements of our current knowledge of avalanches have a speculative basis. Today a great deal of work is underway to acquire further reliable data on avalanche dynamics. Experimental sites, such as la Sionne (Switzerland) or the Lautaret pass (France), have been developed for that purpose. However a survey of extreme past events shows that the characteristics of extreme avalanches (involving very large volumes) cannot be easily extrapolated from the features of ordinary avalanches. In this respect, the situation is not very different from the problems encountered with large rockfalls and landslides [SAV 89b].

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