Novel approaches to quantification of the vegetation effects on soil strength

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

30 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

Vegetation has the potential to reinforce the soil through the mechanical and hydrological effects of the roots. Increased soil strength would contribute towards reducing the risks of mass wasting on slopes in terms of erosion and shallow landslides. The investigations of the vegetation effects in the past have been usually restricted to either mechanical or hydrological and have usually been carried out at a micro, meso or macro scale. However, for full understanding of the effects of vegetation on and slope stability soil strength in general, a holistic approach should be used that will include investigations of the combined effects and at different scales. For this study we outline a number of novel methods and approaches that can be used to enhance the understanding of the mechanisms of soil root reinforcement. These methods range from micro scale assessment of suction stress induced by the vegetation, through meso scale assessment of root growth on slopes, to the macro scale assessment of slope stability risks. The results of this study show that multidisciplinary knowledge of the processes taking place at different scales is needed together with input from relevant disciplines in order to inform the geotechnical modelling and eco-engineering design.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 19th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering
PublisherISSMGE
Publication statusPublished - 30 Sep 2017

Fingerprint

soil strength
Soil
Soils
vegetation
Slope stability
slope stability
Macros
Landslides
mass wasting
holistic approach
landslides
Suction
suction
reinforcement
Erosion
soil
landslide
root growth
Reinforcement
engineering

Keywords

  • geotechnical engineering; transportation; building information modelling; earthworks; buried services
  • soil bioengineering
  • soil reinforcement
  • erosion control
  • landslip prevention
  • landslides

Cite this

Mickovski, S., Gonzalez Ollauri, A., & Tardio, G. (2017). Novel approaches to quantification of the vegetation effects on soil strength. In Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering ISSMGE.
Mickovski, Slobodan ; Gonzalez Ollauri, Alejandro ; Tardio, Guillermo. / Novel approaches to quantification of the vegetation effects on soil strength. Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering. ISSMGE, 2017.
@inproceedings{bb73e8a90c854feab1ea0317d9769331,
title = "Novel approaches to quantification of the vegetation effects on soil strength",
abstract = "Vegetation has the potential to reinforce the soil through the mechanical and hydrological effects of the roots. Increased soil strength would contribute towards reducing the risks of mass wasting on slopes in terms of erosion and shallow landslides. The investigations of the vegetation effects in the past have been usually restricted to either mechanical or hydrological and have usually been carried out at a micro, meso or macro scale. However, for full understanding of the effects of vegetation on and slope stability soil strength in general, a holistic approach should be used that will include investigations of the combined effects and at different scales. For this study we outline a number of novel methods and approaches that can be used to enhance the understanding of the mechanisms of soil root reinforcement. These methods range from micro scale assessment of suction stress induced by the vegetation, through meso scale assessment of root growth on slopes, to the macro scale assessment of slope stability risks. The results of this study show that multidisciplinary knowledge of the processes taking place at different scales is needed together with input from relevant disciplines in order to inform the geotechnical modelling and eco-engineering design.",
keywords = "geotechnical engineering; transportation; building information modelling; earthworks; buried services, soil bioengineering, soil reinforcement, erosion control, landslip prevention, landslides",
author = "Slobodan Mickovski and {Gonzalez Ollauri}, Alejandro and Guillermo Tardio",
note = "Check acceptance and pub date (used last day in month of conf. in meantime); check publisher permissions AAM: made open as proceedings are OA (see https://www.issmge.org/filemanager/article/391/ISSMGE_Conference_And_Publication_Manual.pdf)",
year = "2017",
month = "9",
day = "30",
language = "English",
booktitle = "Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering",
publisher = "ISSMGE",

}

Mickovski, S, Gonzalez Ollauri, A & Tardio, G 2017, Novel approaches to quantification of the vegetation effects on soil strength. in Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering. ISSMGE.

Novel approaches to quantification of the vegetation effects on soil strength. / Mickovski, Slobodan; Gonzalez Ollauri, Alejandro; Tardio, Guillermo.

Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering. ISSMGE, 2017.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

TY - GEN

T1 - Novel approaches to quantification of the vegetation effects on soil strength

AU - Mickovski, Slobodan

AU - Gonzalez Ollauri, Alejandro

AU - Tardio, Guillermo

N1 - Check acceptance and pub date (used last day in month of conf. in meantime); check publisher permissions AAM: made open as proceedings are OA (see https://www.issmge.org/filemanager/article/391/ISSMGE_Conference_And_Publication_Manual.pdf)

PY - 2017/9/30

Y1 - 2017/9/30

N2 - Vegetation has the potential to reinforce the soil through the mechanical and hydrological effects of the roots. Increased soil strength would contribute towards reducing the risks of mass wasting on slopes in terms of erosion and shallow landslides. The investigations of the vegetation effects in the past have been usually restricted to either mechanical or hydrological and have usually been carried out at a micro, meso or macro scale. However, for full understanding of the effects of vegetation on and slope stability soil strength in general, a holistic approach should be used that will include investigations of the combined effects and at different scales. For this study we outline a number of novel methods and approaches that can be used to enhance the understanding of the mechanisms of soil root reinforcement. These methods range from micro scale assessment of suction stress induced by the vegetation, through meso scale assessment of root growth on slopes, to the macro scale assessment of slope stability risks. The results of this study show that multidisciplinary knowledge of the processes taking place at different scales is needed together with input from relevant disciplines in order to inform the geotechnical modelling and eco-engineering design.

AB - Vegetation has the potential to reinforce the soil through the mechanical and hydrological effects of the roots. Increased soil strength would contribute towards reducing the risks of mass wasting on slopes in terms of erosion and shallow landslides. The investigations of the vegetation effects in the past have been usually restricted to either mechanical or hydrological and have usually been carried out at a micro, meso or macro scale. However, for full understanding of the effects of vegetation on and slope stability soil strength in general, a holistic approach should be used that will include investigations of the combined effects and at different scales. For this study we outline a number of novel methods and approaches that can be used to enhance the understanding of the mechanisms of soil root reinforcement. These methods range from micro scale assessment of suction stress induced by the vegetation, through meso scale assessment of root growth on slopes, to the macro scale assessment of slope stability risks. The results of this study show that multidisciplinary knowledge of the processes taking place at different scales is needed together with input from relevant disciplines in order to inform the geotechnical modelling and eco-engineering design.

KW - geotechnical engineering; transportation; building information modelling; earthworks; buried services

KW - soil bioengineering

KW - soil reinforcement

KW - erosion control

KW - landslip prevention

KW - landslides

M3 - Conference contribution

BT - Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering

PB - ISSMGE

ER -

Mickovski S, Gonzalez Ollauri A, Tardio G. Novel approaches to quantification of the vegetation effects on soil strength. In Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering. ISSMGE. 2017