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R. M. Koerner ... 280 pages - Publisher: Elsevier Science (October 22, 2013) - Language: English - ASIN: B01E3IBEOU ...

Geosynthetics can, and have, played a pivotal role in providing the primary functions of filtration, drainage and erosion control. Within each category this book counterpoints the design, testing and performance of the various materials against one another.

Kevin Forrester ... 208 pages - Publisher: Amer Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE); (December, 2000) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0784400164 - ISBN-13: 978-0784400166 ...

This book describes the latest methods and practices in the field of subsurface drainage for slope stability. Groundwater pressure significantly affects slope stability; general principles of reducing pressure by drainage are comprehensively addressed. Details of the mechanics of water flow in soil, rock, aggregates, geotextiles, and pipes are covered. Filtration theory and filter design are presented in a geotechnical context along with the general characteristics of drains and the assessment of their performance. Field and laboratory investigations, site instrumentation and its monitoring, groundwater computations resulting from field investigations, and various methods of slope stability analysis are discussed. The materials and construction procedures used in trench, blanket, and horizontal drains are examined in depth. Also presented is an account of granular, ferric and calcium carbonate clogging mechanisms, and maintenance procedures for controlling them. Appendices include a field test for dissolved ferrous iron and case examples. Geotechnical practitioners, students, and beginners will find this book to be a comprehensive reference for every aspect of subsurface drainage for slope stabilization. Chapters include: Groundwater, Stability, and Drainage; Flow in Granular Materials and Synthetic Fabrics; Flow in Pipes; Protective Filters; Guidelines on Groundwater and Drainage; Field Investigations; Instrumentation; Laboratory Tests; Groundwater Computations; Slope Stability Analysis; Drain Construction Materials; Points on Design and Construction; Trench Drains; Drainage of Retaining Structures; Horizontal Drains; Wells; Monitoring; Clogging; and Maintenance.

Andrew Dawson ...
438 pages
Publisher: Springer; (December 12, 2008)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1402085613
ISBN-13: 978-1402085611

Water in and beneath a road pavement has a major impact on the road's performance and its survivability. This book provides a state-of-the-art on the topic of water in pavements and the adjacent ground. It includes coverage of the basic theory; where the water comes from; how it may (or may not) be drained; the effect of temperature on the movement; how movements may be modelled numerically; and the impact that water content has on pavement material and subgrade behaviour. Sections on instrumentation and monitoring are also provided. With increased concerns that road construction may introduce contaminants into the environment, the book also studies environmental aspects of water in roads and their immediate surroundings by describing the leaching action of pavement water; the opportunities for the pavement to sorb contaminants from pavement run-off; water sampling; and water quality needs. It draws on information from a wide variety of sources, particularly in Europe and the USA, both published and unpublished, having been written by a broad team of practising engineers, hydrogeologists, environmental scientists and researchers. This book is the principal output of a large collaborative study performed as part of the COST programme, managed by the European Science Foundation.

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