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Geotechnical, Geological and Earthquake Engineering

Water in Road Structures

Movement, Drainage & Effects

Editors: Dawson, Andrew (Ed.)

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  • Provides unique, state-of-the-art coverage on the topic of water in pavement
  • Contains the principal output of the European co-operative Action on "Water Movements in Road Pavements & Embankments"
  • Provides unique guidance on assessing water condition and its affects on road performance
  • Offers guidance on assessing and ameliorating contaminant movement in pavement groundwater
  • Written by leading experts in Europe
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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 It draws on information from a wide variety of sources, particularly in Europe and the USA, both published and unpublished, having been written by a broad team of practising engineers, hydrogeologists, environmental scientists and researchers.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.

 

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

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eBook $149.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $219.99
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $199.99
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  • ISBN 978-90-481-7911-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Water in Road Structures
Book Subtitle
Movement, Drainage & Effects
Editors
  • Andrew Dawson
Series Title
Geotechnical, Geological and Earthquake Engineering
Series Volume
5
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-8562-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-8562-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-8561-1
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7911-4
Series ISSN
1573-6059
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 438
Number of Illustrations
75 b/w illustrations
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