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The impact of facies variability within the Harwich Formation on ground engineering in the London area, UK

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Title: The impact of facies variability within the Harwich Formation on ground engineering in the London area, UK
Authors: Edgar, J
Ghail, R
Lawrence, J
Skipper, J
Mason, P
Item Type: Journal Article
Abstract: The Eocene Harwich Formation, underlying the Greater London (UK) area, presents many construction problems for design and location of tunnels, pipelines, and other engineering infrastructure projects. Variable deposits make up the sequence of the Harwich Formation. These include cemented fault zones, hard grounds, loose gravel and sand that, when unexpectedly encountered, can cause construction delays and increase costs. Here, we interpret borehole cores and logs, in-situ observations coupled with borehole derived samples, and calculate particle-size distributions to develop a general facies model that accounts for the lithological distribution within the Harwich Formation. This provides an improved geological framework for proposed subsurface construction that can reduce inherent engineering uncertainties, not only in the London region, but potentially in other similar geological environments.
Date of Acceptance: 11-Jun-2021
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/89519
ISSN: 1470-9236
Publisher: Geological Society
Journal / Book Title: Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology
Copyright Statement: This paper is embargoed until 12 months after publication.
Keywords: Geological & Geomatics Engineering
0406 Physical Geography and Environmental Geoscience
0905 Civil Engineering
Publication Status: Accepted
Embargo Date: Embargoed for 12 months after publication date
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