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Soil-root interaction and effects on slope stabilization

Ali, Nazri and Farshchi, Iman and Jorat, Mohammad Ehsan (2010) Soil-root interaction and effects on slope stabilization. In: Proc. 1st Makassar International Conference on Civil Engineering, 2010, Hasanuddin University.

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Abstract

The use of vegetation for preventing and controlling erosion for slope stabilization has being practiced throughout the world. This disciplines has recently gained a global recognition and was given a new entity “Ecological engineering” defined as the design of sustainable ecosystem that integrate human society with its natural environment for the benefit of both. This soft approach of stabilizing slope confers numerous advantages, including high biodiversity, low maintenance, self-sustainability as well as being environmental-friendly. There are various conventional methods used to improve stability of slope, they all have merit and demerit, but the use of vegetation has other advantages as mentioned above plus root do not corrode, they are self-repairing, regenerating and adaptive. This gives the motivation to carry out this research; so as to gain more understanding on its soil-root interaction and effects on slope stabilization. The mechanical and hydrological effect of vegetation would be combined and their overall effect on slope stability stabilization and analyses would be evaluated.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Roots, Soil, Suction, Slope stability
Subjects:T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions:Civil Engineering
ID Code:24267
Deposited By: Mrs Liza Porijo
Deposited On:25 Sep 2012 08:03
Last Modified:15 Jun 2017 04:28

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