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Rapid drawdown in embankment dams

Author
Pinyol, N.M.; Alonso, E.; Olivella, S.
Type of activity
Book chapter
Book
Innovative numerical modelling in geomechanics
First page
189
Last page
200
Publisher
CRC
Date of publication
2012
ISBN
978-0-415-61661-4 Open in new window
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1201/b12130-1 Open in new window
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/16347 Open in new window
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/16514 Open in new window
URL
http://www.crcnetbase.com/isbn/9780415616614 Open in new window
Abstract
The calculation of pore water pressure distribution in a slope partially submerged and subjected to a drawdown is analyzed in this chapter. Drawdown phenomenon is a critical situation for the stability of slopes of earth dams and bank rivers affected by variations of water level. The prediction of pore water pressure in two earth dams subjected to a drawdown event under different calculation hypothesis highlight that classical flow methods of analysis may overestimate or underestimate pore water...
Citation
Pinyol, N.M.; Alonso, E. E.; Olivella, S. Rapid drawdown in embankment dams. A: "Innovative numerical modelling in geomechanics". CRC Press, 2012, p. 189-200.
Group of research
MSR - Soil and Rock Mechanics