THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE PIEZOMETER IN ROCK ENGINEERING

The importance of a knowledge of the groundwater conditions, piezometer measurements and the associated measuring systems is discussed. Useful measures to relieve pressure in the groundwater can only be applied when based on piezometer measurements. In this way dangers can be directly averted or the safety can be increased. Three examples of groundwater effects are briefly presented and the successful relief of pressure in the groundwater by means of boreholes is described. Experience with different measuring systems over a period of many years permits a critical overview, and attention is drawn to several typical defects. The number of the covering abstract of the congress is TRIS no. 385148. (TRRL)

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    • This paper was presented at the Fifth International Congress Rock Mechanics, Melbourne, Australia, 1983, Volume 1, Theme B.
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    AA Balkema

    P.O. Box 1675
    Rotterdam,   Netherlands  BR-3000

    Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy

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  • Authors:
    • HUDER, J
    • Amberg, G
  • Publication Date: 1983

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  • Accession Number: 00385187
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 90 6191 237 7
  • Report/Paper Numbers: BOOK
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1984 12:00AM