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Permeable Pavements for Flood Control in Australia: Spatial Analysis of Pavement Design Considering Rainfall and Soil Data

UniSA STEM, University of South Australia, Mawson Lakes, SA 5095, Australia
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Sustainability 2022, 14(9), 4970; https://doi.org/10.3390/su14094970
Received: 28 March 2022 / Revised: 19 April 2022 / Accepted: 20 April 2022 / Published: 21 April 2022
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Recycling Materials for the Circular Economy)
Permeable pavements allow rainfall and surface runoff to infiltrate through their surface, and this reduces urban flooding by increasing water management efficiency. The design of permeable pavements depends heavily on rainfall and soil conditions for a particular area. This study investigates the required base course thickness in different areas across Australia that can effectively reduce flood intensities. A detailed hydraulic analysis was conducted, considering the pavement materials, soil characteristics and rainfall intensities across Australia. The research also developed a relationship between base course thickness, rainfall intensity and soil classification, which can facilitate reasonable predictions of required design thickness for any location. The results showed a strong relationship between soil characteristics and pavement thickness, with clay soils requiring increased pavement thickness correlated with rainfall intensity. A spatial analysis was conducted, producing a tool for initial screening on the design requirements, before proceeding with a detailed design. View Full-Text
Keywords: permeable pavements; flood control; pavement design; spatial analysis permeable pavements; flood control; pavement design; spatial analysis
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Iqbal, A.; Rahman, M.M.; Beecham, S. Permeable Pavements for Flood Control in Australia: Spatial Analysis of Pavement Design Considering Rainfall and Soil Data. Sustainability 2022, 14, 4970. https://doi.org/10.3390/su14094970

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Iqbal A, Rahman MM, Beecham S. Permeable Pavements for Flood Control in Australia: Spatial Analysis of Pavement Design Considering Rainfall and Soil Data. Sustainability. 2022; 14(9):4970. https://doi.org/10.3390/su14094970

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Iqbal, Asif, Md Mizanur Rahman, and Simon Beecham. 2022. "Permeable Pavements for Flood Control in Australia: Spatial Analysis of Pavement Design Considering Rainfall and Soil Data" Sustainability 14, no. 9: 4970. https://doi.org/10.3390/su14094970

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