Incorporating the particularities of soil and water bioengineering works into a design methodology with monitoring feedback loops

G. Tardio, S. B. Mickovski, P. Sangalli

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Abstract

Soil and water bio-engineering structures use live plants and parts of plants as a building material. One of the main features of these structures, and strategies in general, is the stabilization role transfer between the inert material used for achieving the initial necessary rigidity and stability and the evolving living material that contributes towards stability later on in the design life of the structure. This dynamic nature of the bio-engineering structures can be reflected in terms of both the soil shear strength improvement and the struc-tural deterioration processes of the biodegradable material used (e.g. timber elements) in the construction of the structure. A realistic and optimized structural design of these works must make allowance for these pro-cesses. An adapted design methodology addressing the preceding particularities is presented in this study, supported by a practical, real-life case study illustrating the proposed design methodology. In a novel approach, in this study, the mechanical behaviour of rooted soil is simulated as composite material where plant root and soil have their mechanical properties synchronised in terms of stresses and strains. Additionally, the information collected during the monitoring stage of the bioengineering structure was used as a feed-back and input into the calibration and enhancement of the modelled performance of the bioengineering work throughout its service life. Based on this, and given the semi-empirical nature of this type of works, we propose intrinsic adaptive management strategies that can be applied to the whole range of soil and water bio-engineering structures.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Engineering Materials, Structures and Systems: Innovations, mechanics and Applications - Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation (SEMC 2019)
EditorsAlphose Zingoni
Place of PublicationLeiden
PublisherCRC Press
Pages871-872
Edition1
ISBN (Electronic)978042942650
ISBN (Print)9781138386969
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2019

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bioengineering
Feedback
Soils
methodology
Water
Monitoring
monitoring
soil
water
adaptive management
Timber
rigidity
Structural design
Service life
Rigidity
Shear strength
shear strength
Deterioration
timber
mechanical property

Keywords

  • soil bioengineering
  • water bioengineering
  • design methodology

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Tardio, G., Mickovski, S. B., & Sangalli, P. (2019). Incorporating the particularities of soil and water bioengineering works into a design methodology with monitoring feedback loops. In A. Zingoni (Ed.), Advances in Engineering Materials, Structures and Systems: Innovations, mechanics and Applications - Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation (SEMC 2019) (1 ed., pp. 871-872). Leiden: CRC Press.
Tardio, G. ; Mickovski, S. B. ; Sangalli, P. / Incorporating the particularities of soil and water bioengineering works into a design methodology with monitoring feedback loops. Advances in Engineering Materials, Structures and Systems: Innovations, mechanics and Applications - Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation (SEMC 2019). editor / Alphose Zingoni. 1. ed. Leiden : CRC Press, 2019. pp. 871-872
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Tardio, G, Mickovski, SB & Sangalli, P 2019, Incorporating the particularities of soil and water bioengineering works into a design methodology with monitoring feedback loops. in A Zingoni (ed.), Advances in Engineering Materials, Structures and Systems: Innovations, mechanics and Applications - Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation (SEMC 2019). 1 edn, CRC Press, Leiden, pp. 871-872.

Incorporating the particularities of soil and water bioengineering works into a design methodology with monitoring feedback loops. / Tardio, G.; Mickovski, S. B.; Sangalli, P.

Advances in Engineering Materials, Structures and Systems: Innovations, mechanics and Applications - Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation (SEMC 2019). ed. / Alphose Zingoni. 1. ed. Leiden : CRC Press, 2019. p. 871-872.

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Tardio G, Mickovski SB, Sangalli P. Incorporating the particularities of soil and water bioengineering works into a design methodology with monitoring feedback loops. In Zingoni A, editor, Advances in Engineering Materials, Structures and Systems: Innovations, mechanics and Applications - Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation (SEMC 2019). 1 ed. Leiden: CRC Press. 2019. p. 871-872