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Introduction to the physics of landslides : lecture notes on the dynamics of mass wasting

Auteur :
De Blasio Fabio Vittorio
Publication :
Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands : Springer e-books, 2011
Note :
Sommaire disponible à l adresse http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-1122-8
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Résumé :
Landslides represent one of the most destructive natural catastrophes. They can reach extremely long distance and velocity, and are capable of wiping out human communities and settlements. Yet landslides have a creative facet as they contribute to the modification of the landscape. They are the consequence of the gravity pull jointly with the tectonic disturbance of our living planet. Landslides are most often studied within a geotechnical and geomorphological perspective. Engineering calculations are traditionally applied to the stability of terrains. In this book, landslides are viewed as a physical phenomenon. A physical understanding of landslides is a basis for modeling and mitigation and for understanding their flow behavior and dynamics. We still know relatively little about many aspects of landslide physics. It is only recently that the field of landslide dynamics is approaching a more mature stage. This is testified by the release of modelling tools for the simulation of landslides and debris flows. In this book the emphasis is placed on the problems at the frontier of landslide research. Each chapter is self-consistent, with questions and arguments introduced from the beginning. The material should be useful to geologists, model developers, professionals and researchers in the fields of engineering, physics and mathematics, and advanced students of geosciences
Contenu :
Part 1. Introduction to Landslides Part 2. Fluid Mechanics Part 3. Rheological Flows Part 4. Physics of Granular Media Part 5. Granular Avalanches Part 6. Submarine Landslides Part 7. Suspension Flows Part 8. Special Topics Appendixes: 1. Geological Appendix. 2. Physical Appendix. 3. Mathematical Appendix. 4. Numerical Appendix
URL :
Disponible en ligne
ISBN :
978-94-007-1122-8
Langue :
anglais
Type de document :
Ressource électronique
Thèmes :
Glissements de terrain, Dynamique
Physique
Landslides, Dynamics
Physics
Geography
Physical geography
Applied Earth Sciences
Environmental Physics
Soft and Granular Matter, Complex Fluids and Microfluidics
Earth Sciences
Physical Geography