GREENWOOD, J.R., NORRIS, J.E. and WINT, J., 2006. Site investigation for the effects of vegetation on ground stability. Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, 24 (3), pp. 467-481. ISSN 0960-3182Full text not available from this repository.
The procedure for geotechnical site investigation is well established but little attention is currently given to investigating the potential of vegetation to assist with ground stability. This paper describes how routine investigation procedures may be adapted to consider the effects of the vegetation. It is recommended that the major part of the vegetation investigation is carried out, at relatively low cost, during the preliminary (desk) study phase of the investigation when there is maximum flexibility to take account of findings in the proposed design and construction. The techniques available for investigation of the effects of vegetation are reviewed and references provided for further consideration. As for general geotechnical investigation work, it is important that a balance of effort is maintained in the vegetation investigation between (a) site characterisation (defining and identifying the existing and proposed vegetation to suit the site and ground conditions), (b) testing (in-situ and laboratory testing of the vegetation and root systems to provide design parameters) and (c) modelling (to analyse the vegetation effects).
|Item Type:||Journal article|
|Description:||The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com|
|Publication Title:||Geotechnical and Geological Engineering|
|Creators:||Greenwood, J.R., Norris, J.E. and Wint, J.|
|Place of Publication:||Netherlands|
|Divisions:||Schools > School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment|
|Depositing User:||EPrints Services|
|Date Added:||09 Oct 2015 10:23|
|Last Modified:||23 Aug 2016 09:09|
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