Water in Road Structures: Movement, Drainage & Effects / Edition 1

Water in Road Structures: Movement, Drainage & Effects / Edition 1

by Andrew Dawson
     
 

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

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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 It draws on information from a wide variety of sources, particularly in Europe and the USA, both published and unpublished, having been written by a broad team of practising engineers, hydrogeologists, environmental scientists and researchers.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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402085611
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
12/28/2008
Series:
Geotechnical, Geological and Earthquake Engineering Series, #5
Edition description:
2009
Pages:
438
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface. Contributors. List of figures. List of tables. 1. Introduction; A. Dawson. 2. Water flow theory in saturated and unsaturated pavement material; S. Erlingsson et al. 3. Measurement techniques for water flow; S. Erlingsson et al. 4. Heat transfer in soils; R. Charlier et al. 5. Water in the pavement surfacing; N. Kringos et al. 6. Sources and fate of water contaminants in roads; T. Bækken et al. 7. Contaminant sampling and analysis; T. Leitão et al. 8. Water influence on bearing capacity and pavement performance: field observations; R. Charlier et al. 9. Water influence on mechanical behaviour of pavements: constitutive modelling; R. Charlier et al. 10. Water influence on mechanical behaviour of pavements: experimental investigation; S. Baltzer et al. 11. Modelling coupled mechanics, moisture and heat in pavement structure; R. Charlier et al. 12. Pollution mitigation; M. Brencic et al. 13. Control of pavement water and pollution prevention; J. Santinho Faísca et al. Annex A. Seasonal variation in pavement design and analysis - some national examples. Annex B. Terminology used for standard pavement and associated drainage items. Annex C. Glossary of words and abbreviations. Annex D. List of symbols. Index.

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