Biotechnical and Soil Bioengineering Slope Stabilization: A Practical Guide for Erosion Control, by Donald H. Gray and Robbin B. Sotir covers the whole subject from basic rules and background on the nature of soil erosion and mass motion to detailed info on root strengths, treatment selection, unit prices, critical tractive stresses, strategies for harvesting and dealing with dwell cuttings, and more.
The illustrated case studies, addressing a special set of issues and solutions, reveal the applying of explicit technologies and the location investigation, planning, scheduling, and organization required to finish these tasks successfully. This handbook evaluates the horticultural and engineering underpinnings for biotechnical and soil engineering treatments.
The authors distill over a decade of experience into a helpful reference handbook. They discuss the final rules and attributes of biotechnical/soil bioengineering stabilization and describe specific soil bioengineering measures which can be utilized on slopes similar to stay staking, brushlayering, branchpacking, and slope gratings.
Biotechnical and Soil Bioengineering Slope Stabilization: A Practical Guide for Erosion Control explains the function of woody crops in stabilizing slopes towards both surficial erosion and mass movement. It provides particulars on a broad range of soil bioengineering methods, together with dwell staking, dwell fascines, brushlayering, live crib partitions, branchpacking, and dwell slope gratings.
Writer also describes various biotechnical strategies and materials, including the incorporation of vegetation in erosion management blankets, flexible mats, mobile revetments (geocells), rock armor (rip rap), and gabion and open-entrance crib walls. This book summarizes the findings of the National Science Basis-sponsored workshop to assess the state-of-the-art and decide research needs.
For training professionals, researchers, and students in geotechnical engineering, geology, soil science, forestry and forest engineering, landscape structure, environmental horticulture, and restoration ecology, this book offers thorough, up-to-date protection that’s not obtainable from another single source.
Biotechnical and Soil Bioengineering Slope Stabilization: A Practical Guide for Erosion Control [Hardcover]
Donald H. Gray and Robbin B. Sotir
Wiley-Interscience; 1 edition