About this book
Understanding water circulation in rocks represents a very important element to solving many of the problems linked with civil, environmental and mining engineering.
This book offers a synthesis of the actual knowledge about the fluid flow in rocks:
- from the medium characterization and the structural geological survey to the generation of stereonets;
- the evaluation of the hydrogeological parameters using either deterministic or probabilistic methodologies;
- the evaluation of the preferential flow direction considering the change of the hydrogeological structures;
- the methods and models used to simulate the flows.
Five case-studies are provided; groundwater-related slope instability, hydrogeological risk linked with tunnelling and road construction, and springs safeguard.
Laura Scesi is Professor of Applied Geology at the Polytechnic University of Milan. She published about 70 papers and 4 books on protection and optimization of natural resources, technical, geological and hydrogeological investigations for projects, hydraulic circulation in rocks, landslides and risk analysis, underground excavations.
Paola Gattinoni is Researcher in Applied Geology at the Polytechnic University of Milan. She authored about 40 papers on landslides and groundwater modelling, geological, technical and statistical analysis for hydrogeological setting and rock mass characterization, geological and hydrogeological risk assessment, water circulation in fractured rocks.
- Book Title Water Circulation in Rocks
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-90-481-2417-6
- Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2010
- Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
- eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science Earth and Environmental Science (R0)
- Hardcover ISBN 978-90-481-2416-9
- Softcover ISBN 978-94-024-0482-1
- eBook ISBN 978-90-481-2417-6
- Edition Number 1
- Number of Pages VII, 165
- Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
- Additional Information Original Italian edition published by Casa Editrice Ambrosiana, 2007
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From the reviews: “This book reviews current knowledge about groundwater flow in aquifers that are in rock instead of porous media. … generally well written. … Scesi and Gattinoni (both, Polytechnic Univ of Milan) provide numerous examples and case studies that highlight the information covered in the chapters. In addition, the authors clearly explain data from research studies. … book is geared toward researchers or professionals in the field but could be used in graduate-level courses. Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students through professionals and practitioners.” (M. E. Lenczewski, Choice, Vol. 47 (9), May, 2010)