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Hydraulic Rubber Dam - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128122105, 9780128135112

Hydraulic Rubber Dam

1st Edition

An Effective Water Management Technology

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Editors: Sabu Thomas Ajay Vasudeo Rane Abitha VK Krishnan Kanny Aastha Dutta
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128122105
eBook ISBN: 9780128135112
Imprint: William Andrew
Published Date: 7th December 2018
Page Count: 142
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Table of Contents

1. Rubber Dam - An Introduction
2. Water Conservation Technologies
3. Raw Materials - Rubber Dam
4. Manufacturing Process - Reinforced Rubber Sheet for Rubber Dam
5. Bonding and Anchoring System for Rubber Dam
6. Inflation and Deflation of Rubber Dam
7. Life Cycle Assessment of Rubber Dam


Hydraulic Rubber Dam: An Effective Water Management Technology is the go-to source for information on the materials, manufacture, mechanics and functional benefit of rubber dams in water management. Readers will find a detailed background on water conservation and coverage, how inflatable rubber dam technology contributes to the picture, and information on the proper manufacture and use of rubber dams to increase water storage for release and delivery during drought. In addition, the book presents tactics on the even distribution of water across populations, how to increase water use efficiency, conservation, and how to prevent flooding.

In particular, this book details specialist manufacturing techniques, including the development of rubber compounds and fabric, the bonding and anchoring systems which hold the rubber dam to the underlying concrete structure, and inflation and deflation mechanisms for rubber dams. The book provides a holistic lifecycle assessment of rubber dams to give additional insight to readers looking to deploy rubber dam technology.

Key Features

  • Demonstrates the proper use of rubber dams in water management, especially in flood prevention and water conservation during drought
  • Includes guidance on the materials engineering of rubber and technical fabrics involved in the construction of dams, bonding and anchoring systems, and inflation and deflation mechanisms
  • Presents thorough coverage of modelling and stress analysis, along with lifecycle assessment of inflatable rubber dams


Consultants, engineers and researchers in the fields of materials science and engineering of rubber, particularly as applied to water resource management such as irrigation, flood control, and water storage


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About the Editors

Sabu Thomas

Sabu Thomas is currently Vice Chancellor of Mahatma Gandhi University and the Founder Director and Professor of the International and Interuniversity Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. He is also a full professor of Polymer Science and Engineering at the School of Chemical Sciences of Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India. Recently, because of the outstanding contributions to the field of Nanoscience and Polymer Science and Engineering, Prof. Thomas has been conferred Honoris Causa (DSc) Doctorate by the University of South Brittany, Lorient, France and University of Lorraine, Nancy, France. Very recently, Prof. Thomas has been awarded Senior Fulbright Fellowship to visit 20 Universities in the US and most productive faculty award in the domain of Materials Science.

Ajay Vasudeo Rane

Ajay Vasudeo Rane is a Doctoral Research Fellow at the Durban University of Technology, South Africa. His research focuses include polymer blends, ageing and degradation of polymeric materials, green chemistry, and polymer recycling.

Affiliations and Expertise

Doctoral Research Fellow, Durban University of Technology, South Africa

Abitha VK

Abitha V.K. is a Senior Research Fellow at the School of Chemical Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, India. Her areas of research include rubber, polymer blends, fibre filled polymer composites, particulate filled polymer composites and their morphological and structural characterization. Dr. Abitha has written several book chapters, and has co-edited three books with Elsevier.

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Senior Research Fellow, School of Chemical Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, India

Krishnan Kanny

Krishnan Kanny is a Professor of Material Science and Engineering at the Durban University of Technology, South Africa. He is a seasoned engineer and scientist with over twenty years research experience in advanced engineering materials systems, and more than 120 papers in international journals and conference proceedings.

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Professor of Material Science and Engineering, Durban University of Technology, South Africa

Aastha Dutta

Aastha Dutta (M.E Chemical) is working as an Assistant Professor in Maharashtra Institute of Technology, Aurangabad. She pursued ME (Chemical Engineering) from Jawahar Lal Nehru Engineering College, Aurangabad. She has teaching experience of 14 years and has been teaching subjects like Material Science, Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry of Polymer, Biopolymers, Polymer Recycling and Waste Management, Polymer Reaction Engineering.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Maharashtra Institute of Technology, Aurangabad