Special Issue "Advances in Environmental Geotechnics"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2011)
Dr. Hiroshan Hettiarachchi (Website)
Department of Civil Engineering, Lawrence Technological University, 21000 West Ten Mile Road, Southfield, MI 48075, USA
Interests: geoenvironmental engineering: settlement mechanics of bioreactor landfills; stability analysis of bioreactor landfills; geotechnical properties of municipal solid waste (MSW); properties and behavior of soils: scouring at bridge piers; shear strength properties of soils
Geotechnical engineering aspects are central and critical to most problems of environmental control. Design, construction, operation and maintenance of solutions to such environmental problems require a thorough understanding in Environmental Geotechnics. It is an interdisciplinary field that has become popular among engineers (mainly geotechnical, environmental, water resources), scientist as well as geologists. Typical subjects covered in this area include contaminant transport, dredged soils, industrial wastes, geosynthetics, landfills (bioreactor and traditional), municipal solid waste, site remediation, tailing dams. Modeling, testing, monitoring, risk assessment and sustainability in geoenvironmental engineering are among the other emerging topics. “Advances in Environmental Geotechnics” presents the latest developments and novel findings in this interdisciplinary field.
Dr. Hiroshan Hettiarachchi
- contaminated transport
- dredged soils
- geoenvironmental engineering
- geotechnical reuse of industrial wastes
- groundwater modeling
- municipal solid waste
- site remediation
- tailing dams