Location

New York, New York

Session Start Date

4-13-2004

Session End Date

4-17-2004

Abstract

This paper describes the pre-construction modeling for design and post-construction evaluation of subsurface drainage systems for an industrial plant. Rajshree Polyfil Ltd has a polyester filament manufacturing plant spread over 50 hectare area in Bharuch district of Gujarat State, India. The plant is fully automatic and robotics operated. The cable duct for control system was laid below formation level. The seepage water was observed in the cable trench and nearby vicinity. This seriously affects the functioning of computer controlled production system. Preliminary investigation revealed that the ground water level was around 1.0m depth below formation level, which was more than 15m depth during the construction of unit. Detailed subsurface investigations and field permeability tests are carried out. Subsurface drainage system was designed and its performance was estimated prior to construction of drain with the help of computer modeling using software MODFLOW. The model area was divided in three to five layers having different permeability values obtained from field test. After construction of subsurface geodrain, discharge was measured and water level was also measured at few piezometers installed near the drain. It is found that the performance of the drain is well in accordance with the design.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering

Meeting Name

Fifth Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

4-13-2004

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 2004 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Design of Subsurface Geodrain for Automated Industrial Unit – Case Study

New York, New York

This paper describes the pre-construction modeling for design and post-construction evaluation of subsurface drainage systems for an industrial plant. Rajshree Polyfil Ltd has a polyester filament manufacturing plant spread over 50 hectare area in Bharuch district of Gujarat State, India. The plant is fully automatic and robotics operated. The cable duct for control system was laid below formation level. The seepage water was observed in the cable trench and nearby vicinity. This seriously affects the functioning of computer controlled production system. Preliminary investigation revealed that the ground water level was around 1.0m depth below formation level, which was more than 15m depth during the construction of unit. Detailed subsurface investigations and field permeability tests are carried out. Subsurface drainage system was designed and its performance was estimated prior to construction of drain with the help of computer modeling using software MODFLOW. The model area was divided in three to five layers having different permeability values obtained from field test. After construction of subsurface geodrain, discharge was measured and water level was also measured at few piezometers installed near the drain. It is found that the performance of the drain is well in accordance with the design.