geotechnics

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geotechnics

[¦jē·ō¦tek·niks]
(civil engineering)
The application of scientific methods and engineering principles to civil engineering problems through acquiring, interpreting, and using knowledge of materials of the crust of the earth.
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Lewis Mumford, Benton MacKaye, Clarence Stein, and Charles Harris Whitaker, principal luminaries of the RPAA, were not only attracted to Ebenezer Howard's concept of interlocked rural and urban economies, land uses, and societies, but they also were attracted to Patrick Geddes and his concept of geotechnics, or applied geography.
Idriss, "Simplified procedure for evaluating soil liquefaction potential," Journal of Geotechnic Division, vol.
meeting of the students of doctoral studies of geotechnics departments, (in Czech).
"Selecting from geotechnic problems theses of academician Wang Wen-shao", China Architecture and Building Press.
Results of this campaign coupled with concurrent metallurgical, hydrologic, geotechnic, and environmental studies provided the basis for an updated assessment of proven and probable reserves, as well as of mineralized material, on the property.
The development works planned are primarily aimed at ensuring long-term security of the population by reducing the number of areas which might have a negative impact on populations and by containing the waste products either under water or under a "solid topping taking into account geotechnic and radiological constraints."
Complex knowledge and assessment of mayor factors create a basis for the development of a geotechnic model of the assessed section of the future bank.