REFINEMENT IN THE DESIGN OF DRAINAGE STRUCTURES

REFINAMIENTO EN EL CALCULO DE ESTRUCTURAS DE DRENAJE

THE EXPERIENCE OF THE AUTHOR IN THE FIELD OF HIGHWAY DRAINAGE PROJECTS IN THE USA ENABLES HIM TO DRAW ATTENTION IN THIS PAPER TO NEW OUTLOOKS AND INVENTIONS IN THE PLANNING OF SUCH STRUCTURES. THE IMPORTANCE IS STRESSED OF THE LARGE SAVINGS WHICH IT IS POSSIBLE TO REALIZE IN THESE PROJECTS IF ACCOUNT IS TAKEN OF ALL THE HYDRAULIC FACTORS POSSIBLE: CHANGE OF VELOCITIES, SLOPE, VOLUME OF DISCHARGE, WATER DEPTHS, REGIME AND DIRECTION. THE PLANNING OF A HIGHWAY AT THE GEOMETRICAL LAYOUT LEVEL SHOULD GO PARALLEL WITH THAT OF THE DRAINAGE. IN ANY CASE, THE DRAINAGE SHOULD NOT BE DESIGNED AFTER THE LAYOUT OF THE HIGHWAY, AS THIS WILL LEAD TO A LESS DESIRABLE AND MORE COSTLY SOLUTION.

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  • Accession Number: 01298596
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institut Francais des Sciences et Technologies des Transports, de l'Aménagement et des Réseaux (IFSTTAR)
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Nov 21 2010 6:48AM