184 pages | 115 B/W Illus.
This book provides complete coverage of surface and subsurface drainage of all types of pavements for highways, urban roads, parking lots, airports, and container terminals. It provides up-to-date information on the principles and technologies for designing and building drainage systems and examines numerous issues, including maintenance and designing for flood events. Practical considerations and sophisticated analysis, such the use of the finite element method and unsaturated soil mechanics, anisotropy and uncertainties, are presented. This book allows civil engineers to make the best use of their resources to provide cost effective and sustainable pavements.
Pavements - Overview. Pavement drainage structures – needs and overview. Sources of water. Surface and subsurface water. Factors that govern flow of water. Flow of water through a pavement. Impact of water in pavements. Drainage structures – design and construction. Drainage structures for roads, highways and airports. Innovations and research.