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Engineering geological plans of tyne and wear county, N.E. England

  • Dearman W. R. 
  • Strachan Anne 
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Summary

A data bank of site investigation reports and other geological information has been used to prepare large-scale engineering geological plans of Tyne and Wear County in N.E. England. A modified stripe method has been developed to represent three layers in the superficial deposits and underlying bedrock.

The methodology of plan preparation is explained by reference to a part of a 1: 2500 engineering geological plan.

Keywords

Layer Sequence British Standard Institution Stripe Method Lithological Type Superficial Deposit 

Cartographie détaillée en géologie de l'ingénieur: réalisation de plans à 1: 2500e dans le Comté de Tyne et Wear (N.E. de l'Angleterre)

Résumé

Une banque de données constituée à partir de dossiers d'études et d'autres informations géologiques a été utilisée pour réaliser des plans à grande échelle de géologie de l'ingénieur du Comté de Tyne et Wear dans le Nord Est de l'Angleterre. Une méthode “par bandes” modifiée a été mise au point, permettant de représenter trois couches dans les formations superficielles ainsi que le substratum.

La méthode de préparation d'un tel plan est exposée en prenant comme exemple une partie d'un plan à 1: 2500e.

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© International Association of Engineering Geology 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Dearman W. R. 
    • 1
  • Strachan Anne 
    • 1
  1. 1.Engineering geology unit, Department of Geotechnical engineeringUniversity of Newcastle Upon TyneUK

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