A multidisciplinary tool for the development of a regional-scale geotechnical model: a case study in the North-Western Adriatic coastal area

Laura Tonni, Irene Rocchi, Nadia Pia Cruciano, Maria F. Garcia Martinez, Luca Martelli, Lorenzo Calabrese

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Abstract

The paper describes the geotechnical model of a coastal flat area facing the Adriatic Sea, between the municipalities of Cesenatico and Bellaria-Igea Marina (Emilia-Romagna region, Italy). On the basis of a large experimental database provided by the Geological, Seismic and Soil Survey of the Emilia-Romagna Authority, a stratigraphic scheme of the upper 40 m of this coastal plain subsoil has been defined and reliable estimates of parameters for the different soil units have been derived. The accurate mechanical characterization of soils, also reflecting their sedimentological framework, allows the development of a regional-scale geotechnical model providing a reliable and useful support to geotechnical engineers working in this area or similar geological environments.
Original languageEnglish
JournalProcedia Engineering
Volume158
Pages (from-to)546-551
Number of pages6
ISSN1877-7058
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event6th Italian Conference of Researchers in Geotechnical Engineering : Geotechnical Engineering in Multidisciplinary Research: from Microscale to Regional Scale - Bologna, Italy
Duration: 22 Sep 201623 Sep 2016
Conference number: 6

Conference

Conference6th Italian Conference of Researchers in Geotechnical Engineering
Number6
CountryItaly
CityBologna
Period22/09/201623/09/2016

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Keywords

  • Quaternary sedimentology
  • Geological model
  • Geotechnical model
  • Coastal deposits
  • Adriatic coast

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