The definitive practical guide to understanding and solving seepageand drainage problems Now in its third edition, this unique resource offers simplemethods for analyzing and designing seepage and groundwater controlsystems for all major types of civil engineering works. Completewith solid coverage of seepage principles and flow netconstruction, this book is an invaluable aid to engineeringprofessionals and students in mastering this vital subject. Seepage, Drainage, and Flow Nets, Third Edition, features: * Clear explanations of Darcy's law, permeability, and other coreconcepts * Seepage analyses and drainage designs for earth dams, levees,foundations, earth slopes, roads, airfields, streets, parking lots,and more * Information on contemporary topics, including "wick" drains,"fin" drains, and the protection of groundwaters from contamination * An assessment of computer solutions to seepage and drainageproblems * Over 100 examples of flow nets, ranging from the simple to thecomplex --accompanied by step-by-step instructions * Useful chapter references to facilitate further study.
This study describes methods for solving seepage and drainage problems. It reviews the performance records of projects with water problems in many countries and presents new ideas on seepage and drainage that have been developed by researchers around the world.
Up-to-date coverage of fundamental seepage principles, closed-form solutions, and applications Seepage in Soils combines a broad range of applications with rigorous quantitative skills to give insight into the fundamental principles and mathematical solutions of seepage. A wealth of closed-form analytical solutions are provided to solve a variety of problems, minimizing the use of computer software and numerical models. Completely up to date with coverage of new developments in separators, filters, and geosynthetics, this textbook includes exercises in seepage quantification, seepage forces, and dewatering. Complete coverage is useful in all subdivisions of civil engineering. Material is divided into three modules: * Principles and mathematical solutions * Filters and drainage layers * Applications Only a nominal background in mathematics and soil mechanics is required for Seepage in Soils to serve as an invaluable resource for civil engineering students across many subdisciplines. In addition, it serves as a useful reference for geotechnical, environmental, and structural engineers, hydrologists, geologists, agronomists, and soil scientists.
"Essentials of Soil Mechanics and Foundations: Basic Geotechnics, 7/e" provides a clear, detailed presentation of soil mechanics: the background and basics, the engineering properties and behavior of soil deposits, and the application of soil mechanics theories. This new edition features a separate chapter on earthquakes, a more logical organization, and new material relating to pile foundations design and construction and soil permeability. It's rich applications, well illustrated examples, end-of-chapter problems and detailed explanations make it an excellent reference for practicing engineers, architects, geologists, environmental specialists, and more! Covers new developments in geotechnical topics such as: Soil Properties and Analyses Pile Foundation Design and Testing Micropiles Soil Nail Walls Launched Soil Nails Soil Improvment Includes a more extensive scope of topics and clear, well developed presentations. Emphasizes how subject material can be used in the field. An excellent reference for practicing engineers, architects, geologists, environmental specialists and construction materials testing laboratories.
An ideal reference source for professionals and students in engineering (geotechnical, sanitary, hydraulic, irrigation, agricultural, and construction) and for geologists, water resource managers, and environmental planners.