Bioengineering Case Studies, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1461479967
  • ISBN-13: 9781461479963
  • DDC: 624.151363
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 244 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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'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.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Other Frontmatter.
About the Authors.
1: Introduction.
2: Great Lakes Area.
3: Fleming Creek.
4: Gateway Garden.
5: School Girl's Glen.
6: River Landing.
7: Nichols Drive.
8: Harvard Road.
9: Malletts Creek.
10: Toboggan Hill.
11: Argo Cascades.
12: Western USA.
13: Asaayi Lake.
14: Hollywood Hills.
15: Geyserville.
16: Buckhorn Mountain.
17: Buckhorn Summit.
18: Stafford.
19: Pacifica.
20: Branciforte Creek.
21: San Vicente Creek.
22: Opal Cliffs.
23: Lower Sulfur Creek.
24: Secret Canyon.
25: Eastern USA.
26: Greenfield Road.
27: Buffalo Bayou.
28: Little Topashaw.
29: New Concord.
30: Water Purification Facility and Park.
31: Fleming Creek.
32: Hearthstone Quarry Brook.
33: Mill Creek Center Hill Landfill.
34: Charles River Watertown Arsenal.
35: Connecticut River.
36: Cumberland River Shelby Bottoms Park.
37: Manhan River.
38: Walgreens Slope.
39: Creek Road.
Summary of Environmentally Sensitive Hillside and Stream Bank Protection Measures Adapted from Nchrp, 2005.
Alternative Names.
Supplementary Glossary of New Terms and Treatments.