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Guide for the Design of River Dikes

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ISBN 9789037600117
Published January 1, 1992 by CRC Press
212 Pages

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Book Description

In this work, practical recommendations are given for sound dike design. Particular emphasis is placed on design, management and maintenance. Coverage includes the assessment of soil properties and different types of loadings on a dike.  These guidelines are primarily aimed at engineers who are directly involved in the design of river dike improvements. In this book practical recommendations are given with which a sound design of a dike can be obtained. Instructions on design, management and maintenance are an important part of these guidelines. In this respect, the assessment of the soil properties is treated including the required investigations for this. The different types of loadings on a dike are also dealt with. Also a number of methods by means of which the loading and the strength are weighed against each other are presented in these guidelines. In the last chapter incalculable aspects are given that are of importance for the construction of flood defences.

Table of Contents

Units, Symbols and Definitions, Introduction, Starting-Points for the Design, Design, Execution Aspects, Management and Maintenance, Safety in Strength and Stability Analysis, Loads on the Flood Defence, Strength of the Flood Defence, Soil Mechanics and Geohydrology Investigation, Pore-Water Pressures and Piezometric Head, Design Calculations, Design.

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