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Bioengineering Case Studies

Sustainable Stream Bank and Slope Stabilization

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This book describes and evaluates 30 projects from across the United States where bio-stabilization was used to address a detrimental naturally occurring process or byproduct of the built environment. Each project is illustrated with distinctive photographs.

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Titel: Bioengineering Case Studies
Autoren/Herausgeber: Wendi Goldsmith, Donald Gray, John McCullah
Ausgabe: 2014

ISBN/EAN: 9781461479956

Seitenzahl: 244
Format: 27,9 x 21 cm
Produktform: Hardcover/Gebunden
Gewicht: 930 g
Sprache: Englisch

Donald Gray is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Michigan; John McCullah is President, Salix Applied Earthcare, Redding, CA; and Wendi Goldsmith is CEO, Bioengineering Group, Salem, MA.

"Bio-Stabilization Case Studies: Treatment and Performance Evaluation" describes and evaluates 30 projects from across the United States where bio-stabilization was employed to address a detrimental naturally occurring process or byproduct of the built environment. Bio-stabilization (or soil bioengineering) refers to the use of plant materials, primarily live cuttings, arranged in the ground in different arrays to reinforce soils and protect upland slopes and/or stream banks against surficial erosion and shallow slope failures. Examples included in the collection represent different regions of the country and their specific conditions and challenges. Each project is illustrated with a number of distinctive photographs to support the reader's understanding and showcase the wide scope of projects and techniques presented. The volume is ideal for civil and environmental engineers and environmental scientists working on watershed, infrastructure projects, and municipal scale installations.

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