An Introduction to Design of Dewatering Systems

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9781514244685: An Introduction to Design of Dewatering Systems

This publication provides professional engineers and construction managers with an introduction to the design and operation of dewatering systems typically associated with construction of foundations for buildings and other infrastructure. Here is what is discussed: 1. ANALYSIS OF GROUNDWATER FLOW, 2. MATHEMATICAL AND MODEL ANALYSES, 3. FLOW NET ANALYSES, 4. ELECTRICAL ANALOGY SEEPAGE MODELS, 5. NUMERICAL ANALYSES, 6. WELLPOINTS, WELLS, AND FILTERS, 7. PUMPS, HEADERS, AND DISCHARGE PIPES, 8. FACTORS OF SAFETY, 9. DEWATERING OPEN EXCAVATIONS, 10. DEWATERING SHAFTS AND TUNNELS, 11. PERMANENT PRESSURE RELIEF SYSTEMS, 12. FREEZING, 13. CONTROL OF SURFACE WATER.

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Paul Guyer is a registered civil engineer, mechanical engineer, fire protection engineer and architect with 35 years of experience designing buildings and related infrastructure. For an additional 9 years he was a principal staff advisor to the California Legislature on capital outlay and infrastructure issues. He is a graduate of Stanford University and has held numerous national, state and local offices with the American Society of Civil Engineers, Architectural Engineering Institute and National Society of Professional Engineers. He is a Fellow of ASCE and AEI.

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