TRANSIENT DESIGN OF DRAINAGE SYSTEMS

Transient water table analyses have frequently been proposed for design of drainage systems. Several of these will be reviewed and compared. Furthermore, a new approach that attempts to take into account the probability distribution of precipitation will be presented. This discussion is limited to the behavior of the water table. It is recognized that the water table is not a satisfactory, or even a logical, criterion for drainage design. However, at the present state of knowledge, it does not appear practicable to introduce a more satisfactory criterion, such as the moisture content of the root zone.

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  • Accession Number: 00264684
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 11 1975 12:00AM