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Mascini, Marjolijn (author)
River dikes in the eastern part of the Netherlands are characterized by a relatively low daily water table. In the unsaturated zone above the water table, a negative pore pressure (matric suction) is present that binds the soil particles together. Suction can be especially large in soils with small grains, such as clay, and increases the...
master thesis 2022
Tao, Yida (author)
Internal erosion is a frequent cause of dike failure, also known as piping or backward erosion. Uplift is considered a submechanism of internal erosion, together with heave and piping, where all three submechanisms must occur for the dike to reach a failure condition. The principle of the uplift phenomenon is straightforward: it occurs when high...
master thesis 2020
van der Hulst, Patricia (author)
One of the failure mechanisms for water retaining structures is piping. Piping is an internal erosion<br/>mechanism creating hollow spaces (pipes) underneath, for example, a dike as a result of the transport<br/>of soil particles due to seepage. The formation of pipes can cause collapse of the structure once the<br/>erosion process reaches the...
master thesis 2017