Design, Construction, and Maintenance of Relief Wells

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-955-4 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-955-4 (ISBN-10), 1994, Soft Cover, Pg. 90
No. 3; Technical Engineering and Design Guides as Adapted from the US Army Corps of Engineers
Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book


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.

Subject Headings: Wells (water) | Chemical treatment | Maintenance and operation | Pumping tests | Hydraulic structures | Foundation design | Dam foundations


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