Keywords

Groundwater, Seepage, Soil percolation

Abstract

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.

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Graduation Date

1985

Semester

Fall

Advisor

Wanielista, Martin P.

Degree

Master of Science (M.S.)

College

College of Engineering

Department

Engineering

Degree Program

Engineering

Format

PDF

Language

English

Rights

Public Domain

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Masters Thesis (Open Access)

Identifier

DP0017152

Included in

Engineering Commons

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