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Robbins, B.A. (author), van Beek, V.M. (author)
A novel laboratory device is presented, in which the process of backward erosion piping is observed in cylindrical sand samples oriented horizontally. The cylindrical shape of the testing device constrained the location of the erosion path to the top of the sample, thereby allowing pore pressure measurements to be made in both the eroded pipe...
conference paper 2017
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Robbins, B.A. (author), Sharp, M.K. (author), Corcoran, M.K. (author)
The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) is conducting research to investigate internal erosion, specifically backward erosion piping, by use of laboratory-scale model testing to understand and properly capture the physics of the problem. Preliminary results show that lower void ratio models, using poorly-graded soils with a...
conference paper 2015
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De Visser, M.M. (author), Kanning, W. (author), Koopmans, R. (author), Niemeijer, J. (author)
Research to the failure mechanism piping (internal, backward erosion) in the Netherlands shows that the dikes require costly berms to meet the required safety standards. According to the Sellmeijer piping-formula, the d70 (70%-quantile of the grain size distribution by weight) is an important parameter in the resistance against piping. Therefore...
conference paper 2015