Mechanical model and computational issues in civil by Michel Fremond, Franco Maceri

By Michel Fremond, Franco Maceri

In this edited publication a number of novel ways to difficulties of contemporary civil engineering are confirmed. specialists linked in the Lagrange Laboratory current fresh study leads to civil engineering dealing either with modelling and computational points. Many sleek issues are lined, corresponding to huge dams, soil mechanics and geotechnics, granular media, touch and friction difficulties, harm and fracture, new structural fabrics, and vibration damping – providing the state-of-the-art of mechanical modelling and computational concerns in civil engineering.

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Jappelli c) a) Fig. 43. The internal architecture of the POMA dam on the Iato River near Palermo, Sicily: a) longitudinal section of the ground; b) planimetry of the structure and contour levels of the roof of the clay bed; c) maximum cross section and details of the embankment dam [13] Fig. 44. The Marcello Theatre in Rome [11] The internal architecture of the dam (Fig. 33) is equipped with an amazing system of narrow manhole adits and drainage pipes. The system allows for thorough inspection of all the essential parts of the structure in order to reveal any trace of a leak.

54. Windows for the instruments on the downstream slope of a rockfill dam [34] The tunnels of the outlet works were allocated in the calcarenite outcropping in the right abutment with their mouth crossing the core water barrier. The final plans for the dam could be locally conformed to the uncommon geomorphological situation of the site during the construction stage with a careful observational approach, requiring the complete uncovering of the contact surface between clay and calcarenite. The inclined core, which elsewhere has been drawn perhaps only in search of an apparent formal design elegance, is here fully justified.

31. Comparison of the Cheope Pyramid in Egypt and the Del Sole Pyramid in Mexico to a modern rockfill dam [80] Throughout Italy, traces of the remains of ancient manmade dams and reservoirs can be found. Near Siena, along the road from Giuncarico to Ribolla, one can still see, though largely covered by vegetation, the impressive remains of a barrier wall some 24 m high, which once dammed the Bruna Monumental Dams 25 Fig. 32. The PIANA DEI GRECI dam on the Hˆ one River near Palermo, built in 1921-22 of dry masonry with a concrete facing on the upstream slope [6] Fig.

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