Groundwater, Seepage, Soil percolation
In recent years, there have been efforts to develop a design procedure for swale systems which could be applied to permeable soils. This design should consider space limitations or any other site restriction. Five existing swale sites in the Central Florida area were instrumented to determine flow rates and permeability’s. Twenty-two experiments were performed. It is concluded that the use of a double-ring infiltrometer to determine the infiltration rate is possible for existing swale sites. Another conclusion is that published values of permeability are very variable and accurate, nor specific enough to predict actual infiltration rates. However, very conservative values can be used in design. A swale design procedure, including an equation for the length of triangular and trapezoidal swales, was developed.
If this is your thesis or dissertation, and want to learn how to access it or for more information about readership statistics, contact us at STARS@ucf.edu
Wanielista, Martin P.
Master of Science (M.S.)
College of Engineering
Length of Campus-only Access
Masters Thesis (Open Access)
Avellaneda, Eduardo., "Infiltration Through Roadside Swales" (1985). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 4778.