TERRAIN EVALUATION AS A BASIS FOR ENGINEERING GEOLOGY

ENGINEERING GEOLOGY AND TERRAIN EVALUATION ARE COMPLEMENTARY TO EACH OTHER. ONE COLLECTS INFORMATION ABOUT NATURAL MATERIALS WHILE THE OTHER PROVIDES METHODS FOR PROCESSING THE INFORMATION. GEOTECHNICAL INFORMATION CAN BE PROCESSED AND STORED FOR SUBSEQUENT RETRIEVAL AND CAN BE EXTRAPOLATED FROM ONE AREA TO ANOTHER BY RELATING IT TO THE TERRAIN FROM WHICH IT WAS GATHERED. FOR THIS PURPOSE TERRAIN MUST BE CAPABLE OF CLASSIFICATION AT VARIOUS DEFINED SIGNIFICANT HOMOGENEOUS LEVELS. SUCH A SYSTEM OF TERRAIN CLASSIFICATION CAN BE BASED UPON THE PRINCIPLE THAT TERRAIN IS THE RESULT OF THE INTERACTION OF GEOLOGY AND CLIMATE WITH TIME AS THE OPERATOR. /AUTHOR/

  • Authors:
    • Grant, K
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  • Accession Number: 00230452
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 14 1973 12:00AM