American Society of Civil Engineers

Design, Construction, and Maintenance of Relief Wells

(Technical Engineering and Design Guides as Adapted from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers No. 3)

by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
New York, NY: American Society of Civil Engineers, 978-0-87262-955-4 / 0-87262-955-4 (print), 1994, 90 pp., No. 3; Technical Engineering and Design Guides as Adapted from the US Army Corps of Engineers     (Barcode: RMI MK31518)

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Abstract: Technical Engineering and Design Guides, as adapted from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, No. 3
This engineering manual provides guidance and information on the design, construction, and maintenance of pressure relief wells. The manual covers relief wells that are installed for the purpose of lessening subsurface hydrostatic pressures that may develop within the pervious foundations of dams, levees, and hydraulic structures. It surveys of various relief well applications and basic considerations, such as foundation permeability, anisotropic conditions, and the chemical composition of groundwaters.
Topics include: analysis of single and multiple well systems; design of well systems and installation; relief well outlets; inspection and maintenance; pumping tests; efficiency reduction as a result of mechanical and chemical malfunctioning and biological incrustation; mechanical contamination; and recommended treatments, including chemical treatment with polyphosphates.

ASCE Subject Headings:
Hydrostatic pressure

Library of Congress Call Number:  TC973.D47 1993
Library of Congress Subject Headings: Relief wells--Design and construction.
Relief wells--Maintenance and repair.