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3D steady state seepage analysis of embankment dams

Soleimanbeigi, A ; Sharif University of Technology | 2005

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  1. Type of Document: Article
  2. Publisher: 2005
  3. Abstract:
  4. Steady state seepage analysis of embankment dams is one of the most significant stages in the designing process. Currently, most seepage modeling of embankment dams is performed in two dimensions, often for the highest section, which include several simplifications. In this way, the effect of watertight elements such as grouting curtains in side abutments as well as their material properties is not taken into account in seepage analysis results. Especially if the dam is located in a narrow valley or the effect of existing faults beneath the dam is to be investigated, the results of the two-dimensional seepage analysis differ from those of three-dimensional (3D). In this paper, the significance of three dimensional seepage analysis of embankment dams is illustrated by making a 3D model of a dam site as a case study. The steady state seepage results are then compared to those of two-dimensional analysis indicating that due to the widthwise water flow in narrow valleys, 3D modeling of embankment dams is required. © 2005 ejge
  5. Keywords:
  6. Flow of water ; Mathematical models ; Mechanical permeability ; Seepage analysis ; Seepage modeling ; Three dimensional modeling ; Embankment dams ; Embankment dam ; Permeability ; Seepage
  7. Source: Electronic Journal of Geotechnical Engineering ; Volume 10 F , 2005 ; 10893032 (ISSN)
  8. URL: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/290870355_3D_steady_state_seepage_analysis_of_embankment_dams