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Engineering geological aspects of dock and harbour engineering in Southampton Water

Engineering geological aspects of dock and harbour engineering in Southampton Water
Engineering geological aspects of dock and harbour engineering in Southampton Water


A brief survey of the main dock and harbour engineering works in the estuary of Southampton Water is given with particular emphasis on the development of the Port of Southampton. The geology of Southampton Water is reviewed in terms of the lithology of the main formations and the recent geological hisotry. An outline is given of the geotechnical characteristics of the various formations with some quantitative results, although much soil testing is still required. Particular applications of the engineering geology selected for description are those for which detailed studies of the geology contribute significantly to both the design and construction of the engineering works.

Particular engineering works and problems treated include foundations for quay walls and dry docks, control of artesian pore pressures, selection of berthing areas and channels, stability of slopes including underwater slopes, dredging and the characteristics of the reclaimed lands. Those aspects of the geology which are of the most help in respect of these various engineering works and problems are the geological structure and lithological characteristics of the Bracklesham Beds, the nature of the sub-Pleistocene erosion surface, the nature and disposition of the superficial deposits, the geohydrology, and the recent evolutionary history of the estuary.
1470-9236
243-255
Barton, Max
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Barton, Max
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Barton, Max (1979) Engineering geological aspects of dock and harbour engineering in Southampton Water. Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology, 12 (4), 243-255. (doi:10.1144/GSL.QJEG.1979.012.04.01).

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A brief survey of the main dock and harbour engineering works in the estuary of Southampton Water is given with particular emphasis on the development of the Port of Southampton. The geology of Southampton Water is reviewed in terms of the lithology of the main formations and the recent geological hisotry. An outline is given of the geotechnical characteristics of the various formations with some quantitative results, although much soil testing is still required. Particular applications of the engineering geology selected for description are those for which detailed studies of the geology contribute significantly to both the design and construction of the engineering works.

Particular engineering works and problems treated include foundations for quay walls and dry docks, control of artesian pore pressures, selection of berthing areas and channels, stability of slopes including underwater slopes, dredging and the characteristics of the reclaimed lands. Those aspects of the geology which are of the most help in respect of these various engineering works and problems are the geological structure and lithological characteristics of the Bracklesham Beds, the nature of the sub-Pleistocene erosion surface, the nature and disposition of the superficial deposits, the geohydrology, and the recent evolutionary history of the estuary.

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Published date: November 1979

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Local EPrints ID: 435342
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/435342
ISSN: 1470-9236
PURE UUID: 9944afa0-2cdb-41de-bf13-6301e3313016

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Author: Max Barton

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