Structural design of modular geocellular drainage tanks (C680)

Stormwater attenuation tanks constructed using modular plastic geocellular units are commonly used as part of sustainable drainage and rainwater harvesting systems. This guide discusses the different types of unit that are available and the differences in their structural performance. It provides information on many full scale trials that have been carried out on various different systems and gives a detailed assessment of the factors that affect their structural performance. It also includes guidance on appropriate testing and structural design together with a discussion of the practical issues that should be considered in construction.

Keywords: Urban drainage, building technology, climate change, concrete and structures, flooding, ground engineering, sustainable construction, underground construction, water infrastructure

ISBN: 978-0-86017-680-0

Author: S Wilson

Number of pages: 108 (paperback)

Publisher: CIRIA

Date of Publication: December 2008