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The Behavior Characteristics of A Reservoir Levee Subjected To Increasing Water Levels


Medium: journal article
Language(s): Latvian
Published in: Journal of Civil Engineering and Management, , n. 1, v. 23
Page(s): 15-27
DOI: 10.3846/13923730.2014.948912

Centrifugal model testing has been widely used to study the stability of levees. However, there have been a limited number of physical studies on levees where the velocity of increasing water levels was considered. To investigate the behavior characteristics of reservoir levees with different velocities of increasing water levels, centrifugal model tests and seepage-deformation coupled analyses were conducted. Through this study, it was confirmed that increasing water levels at higher velocities induces dramatic increases in the displacement, plastic volumetric strain and risk of hydraulic fracturing occurring in the core of the levee. Hence, real-time monitoring of the displacement and the pore water presĀ­sure of a levee is important to ensure levee stability.

Structurae cannot make the full text of this publication available at this time. The full text can be accessed through the publisher via the DOI: 10.3846/13923730.2014.948912.
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