The large dumps of waste material called ravaneti from marble quarrying activities in Alpi Apuane basin are distinguished features of the local landscape. They are strongly heterogeneous, never compacted and frequently subject to local instabilities. The access roads to the marble quarries cross the dumps; therefore, it is concern of the local authorities to hinder such phenomena. In this respect it is of paramount importance to evaluate the shear strength of the material comprising the dumps at the proper scale. In this note, the results of in-situ direct shear and tilt tests on samples of metric size are illustrated, together with the interpretation according to a strength criterion relative to rockfills. The results of a series of lab tests on the finer fraction of the waste material are also described and interpreted. Finally, qualitative considerations on the local and global stability of the waste dumps, related to their shear strength, are reported.
Experimental tests for the assessment of the shear strength of marble waste dumps / Iabichino G.; Barbero M.; Cravero M.; Fidelibus C.; Usai G.. - In: ENVIRONMENTAL EARTH SCIENCES. - ISSN 1866-6280. - STAMPA. - 71:7(2014), pp. 3259-3271. [10.1007/s12665-013-2993-8]
|Titolo:||Experimental tests for the assessment of the shear strength of marble waste dumps|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2014|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12665-013-2993-8|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|