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Sustainable drainage characteristics influenced by environmental and topographical conditons

Strong, Alan, Nursetiawan, Nor, Woodward, David and Woodside, Alan (2007) Sustainable drainage characteristics influenced by environmental and topographical conditons. In: 4th International conference on bituminous mixtures and pavements, Thessaloniki, Greece. Conference. 10 pp. [Conference contribution]

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Abstract

A series of laboratory experiments were carried out on two surfaces i.e. a 10mm hot stone asphalt surface mix and a smooth plywood wood surface. The purpose was to investigate their drainage characteristics. By applying various rainfall intensities and different crossfall slopes, it was found that the surface runoff increases rapidly to the peak value, followed by rapid decline that begins at the moment of rainfall cessation and then approaches zero slowly. The significant variation between the two trial surfaces assessed related primarily to their surface texture or texture depth. These initial findings suggest that the research will allow better understanding of highway surface rainfall runoff and its affect on adjacent land areas and watercourses.

Item Type:Conference contribution (Paper)
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment
Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment > School of the Built Environment
Research Institutes and Groups:Built Environment Research Institute
Built Environment Research Institute > Centre for Sustainable Technologies (CST)
Built Environment Research Institute > Studies Allied to Built Environment Research (SABER)
ID Code:21909
Deposited By: Dr David Woodward
Deposited On:21 May 2013 13:53
Last Modified:09 Dec 2015 11:04

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