Geotechnical engineering facts for kids
Geotechnical engineering is an important subset of civil engineering dealing with engineering performance of earth materials. Geotechnical engineering uses principles of soil and rock mechanics to determine:
- subsurface conditions and materials;
- relevant physical/mechanical and chemical properties of these materials;
- stability of natural slopes and man-made soil deposits;
- risks posed by site conditions;
- structure foundations;
and to monitor:
- site conditions;
- earthwork and foundation construction.
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Boston's Big Dig presented geotechnical challenges in an urban environment.
Pile-driving for a bridge in Napa, California.
In Spanish: Geotecnia para niños
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