- Engineering & Materials
- Civil engineering and architecture
- Application of microbiology in geotechnical engineering
DISCLAIMER: This article is being kept online for historical purposes. Though accurate at last review, it is no longer being updated. The page may contain broken links or outdated information.
Application of microbiology in geotechnical engineering
Chu, Jian Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.
Ivanov, Volodymyr School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
He, Jia School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
- Enhancing shear strength of sand or to make a strong ground
- Mitigation of soil liquefaction during earthquakes by using biogas
- Seepage and erosion control or construction of a water pond in a desert
- Related Primary Literature
Have you ever wondered how a high-rise building can be constructed on soft ground? The answer is that the soft soil can be improved before the construction of the high-rise building. In fact, bacteria, can be used to improve the engineering properties of soil. In this article, the application of this microbial approach to geotechnical engineering, a discipline that deals with soils and foundations, is discussed.
The content above is only an excerpt.
for your institution. Subscribe
To learn more about subscribing to AccessScience, or to request a no-risk trial of this award-winning scientific reference for your institution, fill in your information and a member of our Sales Team will contact you as soon as possible.
to your librarian. Recommend
Let your librarian know about the award-winning gateway to the most trustworthy and accurate scientific information.
AccessScience provides the most accurate and trustworthy scientific information available.
Recognized as an award-winning gateway to scientific knowledge, AccessScience is an amazing online resource that contains high-quality reference material written specifically for students. Contributors include more than 10,000 highly qualified scientists and 45 Nobel Prize winners.
MORE THAN 8700 articles covering all major scientific disciplines and encompassing the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology and McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science & Technology
115,000-PLUS definitions from the McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms
3000 biographies of notable scientific figures
MORE THAN 19,000 downloadable images and animations illustrating key topics
ENGAGING VIDEOS highlighting the life and work of award-winning scientists
SUGGESTIONS FOR FURTHER STUDY and additional readings to guide students to deeper understanding and research
LINKS TO CITABLE LITERATURE help students expand their knowledge using primary sources of information