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Correia dos Santos, R. (author), Caldeira, L. (author), Maranha das Neves, E, (author)
A laboratory study aiming at the evaluation of the suffusion behaviour of coarse gap-graded soils is presented. Six granular gap-graded soils missing the medium-to-coarse sand fraction have been examined. Four soils have no fines, one has 5% of non-plastic fines, and one has 5% of clayey fines (with plasticity index of about 14%). The use of...
conference paper 2017
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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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Marot, D. (author), Bendahmane, F. (author), Andrianatrehina, R. (author), Gelet, R. (author)
Suffusion, one of the main internal erosion processes, selectively erodes the fine particles which move through the voids formed by the coarser particles. In the literature, the mechanical consequences of suffusion on soil were investigated by several researchers. However, no general conclusion can be drawn because the already published results...
conference paper 2017
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Otake, Y. (author), Honjo, Y. (author), Hiramatsu, Y. (author), Lee, K. (author), Kodaka, T. (author)
A design scheme is proposed to evaluate the safety of continuous linear structure i.e. river levee. The scheme is developed to establish a procedure to continuously evaluate the stability failure of embankment during flood runoff by seepage, and to identify locations for reinforcement of river levee. A 20km stretch of a fairly large river...
conference paper 2015
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Honjo, Y. (author), Moro, H. (author), Ishihara, M. (author), Otake, Y. (author)
The ministry of land, infrastructures, transportation and tourism (MLIT) of the Japanese government maintains governmental managed river levee for the safety against flood whose total length is more than 10,000 km. The design standard of river levee had been traditionally done based on so called shape based specification, where levee is judged...
conference paper 2015
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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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Liu, K. (author), Hicks, M.A. (author), Vardon, P.J. (author), Jommi, C. (author)
Piping has been attributed as a major cause of dam and embankment failures. Current national prediction models to predict piping use the hydraulic gradient between the upstream and downstream water levels as an indicator. They are deterministic and take no account of preferential pathways. However, piping usually initiates from a discrete...
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
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Lopez De La Cruz, J. (author), Calle, E.O.F. (author), Schweckendiek, T. (author)
New insights into the failure mechanism piping (under-seepage) regarding the physical process as well as reliability aspects have led to a revision of the Dutch design and safety assessment rules for dikes. This paper describes how the required factor of safety for piping is derived from a top level requirements formulated in terms of an...
conference paper 2011
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