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Soil confinement system for slope rehabilitation

Nazir, Ramli and Lim, Kee Ley (2008) Soil confinement system for slope rehabilitation. In: Ground Improvement & Stabilization. Penerbit UTM, Johor, pp. 149-174. ISBN 978-983-52-0573-6

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Erosion has always been one of the major sources of early damage to both natural and man-made slopes. The erosion is caused by different factors such as rainfall, runoff or wind. This can be avoided only if protection measures are properly selected according to its cause. Rainfall erosion occurs mainly on bare slopes, while vegetation provides the natural and best protection. Hence, the best way to protect a slope from this kind of erosion is to establish a dense and uniform grass cover as soon as possible. This condition cannot be achieved at early stage of construction because vegetations root need time to grow and to reinforced soil particles. Strengthening of soil particle at this stage is necessary to protect the slope from erosion. This could be achieved by the use of soil confinement system. The system divides large surface areas into many small areas or cells. It is purposely engineered for trapping a layer of topsoil, thus avoiding rainfall erosion by both sheltering the surface against the raindrops impact and by reducing the movement of the soil particles.

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:soil, slope
Subjects:T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions:Civil Engineering
ID Code:26495
Deposited By: Fazli Masari
Deposited On:30 Jul 2012 04:11
Last Modified:05 Feb 2017 01:38

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