Geotechnics and Earthquake Geotechnics Towards Global Sustainability / Edition 1

Geotechnics and Earthquake Geotechnics Towards Global Sustainability / Edition 1

by Susumu Iai
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Springer Netherlands


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Geotechnics and Earthquake Geotechnics Towards Global Sustainability / Edition 1

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.

This book will be of interest to advanced levels of researchersand practicing engineers in the fields of geotechnics and earthquake geotechnics for global sustainability: the greatest long term challenge of our time.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789400704695
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 05/03/2011
Series: Geotechnical, Geological and Earthquake Engineering , #15
Edition description: 2011
Pages: 254
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents


Prologue: Designing for Sustainability - From the Big Picture to the Geotechnical Contribution; Michael J. Pender


1 Introduction; Susumu Iai

2 Seismic Hazards; W.D. Liam Finn

3 Lifelines in Megacities; Craig A. Davis and J.P. Bardet

4 Infrastructure; Kenichi Soga

5 Geotechnics and Society; R. Scott Steedman

6 World Heritage in Asia; Yoshinori Iwasaki

7 Coastal Protection; Jian Chu and Shuwang Yan

8 Combined Hazards; Masyhur Irsyam et al.

9 Urban Microzonation; Atilla Ansal et al.

10 Slope Failure; Michele Maugeri and Ernesto Motta

11 Geo-Hazards; Wei F. Lee et al.

12 Exploring Non-gravity Geotechnics; Ikuo Towhata et al.

13 Soil Mechanics; Hideki Ohta et al.


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