Ground Water Control

  • Dene R. Warren


Constructing works below ground level is a major part of the work of a Civil Engineer and the ingress of ground water can cause serious problems. Water-logged conditions can slow work considerably and cause safety problems, such as erosion or collapse of the sides of an excavation, or even flooding, and so ground water must be controlled to carry out work effectively. It is not possible to consider ground water control without also looking at ground support methods since many systems have a dual purpose. Such systems will be explained within the text. In general there are two types of water to control.


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4.5 References

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    G. Barnes, Soil Mechanics, 1995 Macmillan Press ISBN 0-333-59654-4CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    R Whitlow, Basic Soil Mechanics, 3rd Edition 1995, Longman ISBN 0-582-23631-2Google Scholar
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    Williams and Waite, CIRIA Special Publication 95, The Design and Construction of Sheet Piled Cofferdams, Thomas Telford, 1993, ISBN 0-7277-1980-7Google Scholar

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© Dene R. Warren 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Dene R. Warren
    • 1
  1. 1.Nene College of Higher EducationNorthamptonUK

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