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Slope Stabilization and Erosion Control: A Bioengineering Approach

Edited By: RPC Morgan and RJ Rickson

312 pages, 15 b/w photos, 130 illus

Chapman & Hall (E & FN Spon)

Hardback | Oct 1994 | #32634 | ISBN: 0419156305
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Covers the use of vegetation in the control of soil erosion and slope stabilization, and is designed for use both by academics and practising engineers and agriculturalists.


Preface. Chapter 1: Introduction - R J Rickson and R P C Morgan. Chapter 2: Engineering properties of vegetation - M E Stycaen and R P C Morgan. Introduction. Hydrological effects of vegetation. Hydraulic eddects. Mechanical effects. Visualization. Slient properties of vegetation. Chapter 3: Ecological principles for vegetation establishment and maintenace - N Coppin and R Stiles. Introduction. Vegetation as a natural component of the landscape. Factors affecting plant selection and vegetation growth. Establishment. Management. Chapter 4: Sumulated vegetation and geotextiles - R J Rickson. The need for simulated vegetation. The use ofmulches. The role of mulches in water erosion control. The role of mulches in wind erosion control. The role of mulches in vegetation establishment. The use of geotextiles. The role of geotextiles in water erosion control. The role of geotextiles in wind erosin control. The role of geotextiles in vegetation establishment. Comparisons between mulches and geotextiles. Chpapter 5: Water erosion control - R P C Morganand R J Rickson. Introduction. Some basic principles. Learning from agriculture. Design of vegetative systems for water erosion control. Erosion control on slopes. Erosion control in channels. Shoreline protection. Chapter 6: Wind erosion control - R P C Morgan. Introduction. Vegetation and wind erosion control. Vegetation and shear velocity. Effect of vegetation on sediment removal. Prediction of wind erosion. Controlling wind erosin using vegetation. Chapter 7: Slope stabilization - T H Wu. Introduction. Stability analysis. Hydrostatic pore pressure and suction. Soil reinforcement by roots. Root properties. Reliability. Soil bioengineering systems. Examples of slope stabilization. Conclusions - R P C Morgan and R J Rickson. Overcoming uncertainty. Vegetation selection and management. Costs. The future. Index

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