Water in Road Structures

Movement, Drainage and Effects

  • Andrew Dawson

Part of the Geotechnical, Geological and Earthquake Engineering book series (GGEE, volume 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXVI
  2. Andrew Dawson
    Pages 1-21
  3. Sigurður Erlingsson, Mihael Brenčič, Andrew Dawson
    Pages 23-44
  4. Sigurður Erlingsson*, Susanne Baltzer, José Baena, Gunnar Bjarnason
    Pages 45-67
  5. Åke Hermansson, Robert Charlier, Frédéric Collin, Sigurður Erlingsson, Lyesse Laloui, Mate Sršen Sr
    Pages 69-79
  6. Andrew Dawson, Niki Kringos, Tom Scarpas, Primož Pavšič
    Pages 81-105
  7. Lennart Folkeson, Torleif Bækken, Mihael Brenčič, Andrew Dawson, Denis Frančois, Petra Kuřímská et al.
    Pages 107-146
  8. Teresa Leitão, Andrew Dawson, Torleif Bækken, Mihael Brenčič, Lennart Folkeson, Denis François et al.
    Pages 147-174
  9. Robert Charlier, Pierre Hornych, Mate Sršen, Åke Hermansson, Gunnar Bjarnason, Sigurður Erlingsson et al.
    Pages 175-192
  10. Lyesse Laloui, Robert Charlier, Cyrille Chazallon, Sigur±bur Erlingsson, Pierre Hornych, Primož Pavšič et al.
    Pages 193-216
  11. Cane Cekerevac, Susanne Baltzer, Robert Charlier, Cyrille Chazallon, Sigurur Erlingsson, Beata Gajewska et al.
    Pages 217-242
  12. Robert Charlier, Lyesse Laloui, Mihael Brenčič, Siguroður Erlingsson, Klas Hansson, Pierre Hornych
    Pages 243-281
  13. Mihael Brenčič, Andrew Dawson, Lennart Folkeson, Denis François, Teresa Leitão
    Pages 283-297
  14. José Santinho Faísca, José Baena, Susanne Baltzer, Beata Gajewska, Antero Nousiainen, Åke Hermansson et al.
    Pages 299-356
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 357-436

About this book


Water in and beneath a road pavement has a major impact on the road's performance and its survivability. This book provides a state-of-the-art on the topic of water in pavements and the adjacent ground. It includes coverage of the basic theory; where the water comes from; how it may (or may not) be drained; the effect of temperature on the movement; how movements may be modelled numerically; and the impact that water content has on pavement material and subgrade behaviour. Sections on instrumentation and monitoring are also provided. With increased concerns that road construction may introduce contaminants into the environment, the book also studies environmental aspects of water in roads and their immediate surroundings by describing the leaching action of pavement water; the opportunities for the pavement to sorb contaminants from pavement run-off; water sampling; and water quality needs. It draws on information from a wide variety of sources, particularly in Europe and the USA, both published and unpublished, having been written by a broad team of practising engineers, hydrogeologists, environmental scientists and researchers. This book is the principal output of a large collaborative study performed as part of the COST programme, managed by the European Science Foundation.



Drainage Environmental assessment Groundwater Pavement performance Road construction USA Water condition environment foundation pollution water

Editors and affiliations

  • Andrew Dawson
    • 1
  1. 1.Nottingham Transportation Engineering CentreUniversity of NottinghamUK

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