BITUMEN FOR HYDRAULICS WORKS

LE BITUME DANS LES TRAVAUX HYDRAULIQUES

This paper was presented to the Conference on Bituminous Binders and Materials, Paris, 3 March 1977. Various materials can be used for waterproofing linings of hydraulic structures. Amongst these, bitumen is the one having most advantages, i.e:- almost total impermeability, very good surface conditions, adaptation to slow settlement, resistance to impact, erosion, chemical substances, frost and vegetation; finally bitumen allows self-heating and its lifetime is exceptional. The design of hydraulic structure will include in addition to the standard tests on bituminous mixtures, special tests which take account of stresses peculiar to such structures. Bitumen is used in the construction of jetties and dams in the form of upstream membranes or internal cores. The future for bitumen in needs for water reservoirs. /TRRL/ IRRD abstract no 107599.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Revue Generale des Routes

    9 rue Magellon
    Paris,   France 
  • Authors:
    • Lassalle, J
    • Pradier, A
  • Publication Date: 1977-11

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  • French

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  • Accession Number: 00307793
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 15 1980 12:00AM