Engineering Issues on Karst

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Title:
Engineering Issues on Karst
Series Title:
Karst Management
Creator:
Zhou, Wanfang
Beck, Barry F.
Publisher:
Springer
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Language:
English

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Subjects / Keywords:
Pile Group ( local )
Dynamic Compaction ( local )
Bore Pile ( local )
Sinkhole Formation ( local )
Epikarst Zone ( local )
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serial ( sobekcm )

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Abstract:
The design and construction of engineering structures in karst regions must deal with such challenges as difficulty in excavating and grading the ground over pinnacled rockheads, instability of ground surface, and unpredictable groundwater flow conditions. Detailed subsurface investigation using boring exploration, geophysical techniques, tracer testing, and groundwater monitoring helps optimize foundation designs and minimize uncertainties inherent in their construction. Based on the maturity of karst landscapes, depth and dimension of karst features, and vulnerability of groundwater contamination, methods that have been established to control surface water and groundwater and minimize sinkhole development include relocating structures to a safer site, filling voids/fractures with concrete, soil reinforcement, constructing deep foundations, and remediating sinkholes.

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University of South Florida
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This object is protected by copyright, and is made available here for research and educational purposes. Permission to reuse, publish, or reproduce the object beyond the bounds of Fair Use or other exemptions to copyright law must be obtained from the copyright holder.

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