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Steady state open drainage system for minimizing fire hazard on peat areas

Katimon, Ayob (1997) Steady state open drainage system for minimizing fire hazard on peat areas. Jurnal Kejuruteraan Awam, 10 (2). pp. 12-19. ISSN 0128-0147

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Abstract

The principle of steady state drainage theory was employed to estimate an appropriate open drainage system on peatJand. It is aimed at minimizing the occurrence of fire hazard that frequently happened on peat areas especially during the dry spell. Computation analysis shows that a certain open drainage design is required in order to keep the water table high, so that a fire could be . minimized. Besides drain spacing. other physical parameters associated to peat soil are also required to materialized the theory. Depending on the size of the drains. the hydrogeological propertie s of the peat materials and the design drainage rate, a drain spacing between 51 to 525m would be required to accommodate the fire control on peat.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:steady state, drainage system, fire hazard, peat areas, drain spacing computation
Subjects:T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TC Hydraulic engineering. Ocean engineering
Divisions:Civil Engineering
ID Code:27877
Deposited By: Nurul Asilah Mahmood
Deposited On:13 Aug 2012 02:15
Last Modified:13 Aug 2012 02:15

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