Canal and River Levées

1st Edition

Authors: P. Peter
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444997265
eBook ISBN: 9780444600509
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 1st January 1982
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Table of Contents




Chapter 1 General Problems of Dam Design and Construction

1.1 The Distinction Between Dams and Levées

1.2 The Situation of Embankments and Related Problems

1.3 Loading Conditions and the Influence of Water

1.4 Construction Materials

1.5 Sealing Materials

1.6 Choice of Material and Placement

1.7 Laboratory Tests, Field Trials and Control

1.8 Hydraulic Fill Dams

1.9 Particular Problems in Canal Embankments and Levées

Chapter 2 Seepage

2.1 Basic Characteristics and Relations

2.1.1 Pressures and Forces within the Soil

2.2 A Homogeneous Embankment on an Impermeable Subsoil

2.2.1 Calculation of Seepage Flow with Regard to the Capillary Action of Soil

2.3 Embankments with Sealing Elements and those on a Permeable Subsoil

2.4 Seepage from Channels

2.4.1 Geometric Forms of Channels and their Effect on Seepage

2.4.2 The Effect of Capillary Action in the Soil

2.5 Collection and Removal of Seepage Water

2.5.1 Types and Uses of Drainage and Relief Structures

2.5.2 The Seepage Duct

2.5.3 A Horizontal Drain in a Thin Water-Bearing Layer

2.6 Basic Problems of Unsteady Seepage

2.6.1 The Simplest Solutions and Equations

2.7 Determination of Seepage Through Experimental Methods

2.7.1 Methods of Electrical Analogy

2.7.2 Methods of Hydraulic Analogy

2.8 Some Precise and Particular Seepage Calculations

2.9 Problems and Practical Calculations of Pressures and Seepage Out of Canals

2.9.1 The Effect of the Position and Shape of a Canal and Soil Suitability


Canal and River Levées covers the fundamental principles of canal embankments and levées calculation and design. Canal embankments and levées are amongst the world's oldest hydroengineering structures. This book is divided into seven chapters that focus on solving the problems of protecting control levees, which sometimes called anti-flood or anti-inundation dykes.

The opening chapter surveys the general problems of dam design and construction. The next chapters deal with the basic characteristics, determination, experimental methods, and calculations of seepage, as well as the stability calculations and embankment settlement. These topics are followed by discussions of the local conditions and demands relating to the construction of embankments and their various concrete structures. Other chapters explore the requirements of power- and irrigation-canal sealing and the subsoil protection of levees. The last chapter looks into the measurements, general requirements, and observation of dams and levees.

This book is intended primarily for civil engineering designers.


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@qu:Practising engineers and advanced students will find this an invaluable guide to developments in the design of canal and river levées... @source: Engineering Societies Library

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