Erosion in Geomechanics Applied to Dams and Levees

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 3/11/2013
  • Publisher: Iste/Hermes Science Pub
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The most common failure modes of water retaining structures and their foundations, including embankment dams, dykes and levees, results from erosion. This book is a treatise that brings together some of the latest international research and advances on the experimental approaches to erosion in geomechanics.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. State of the art on the likelihood of internal erosion of dams and levees by means of testing

Chapter 2. Erosion widening and breach widening, historical and experimental observations

Chapter 3. Suffusion and internal instability

Chapter 4. Backward erosion piping

Chapter 5. Contact erosion

Chapter 6. Concentrated leak erosion

Chapter 7. Head cut development and impinging jet erosion process

Chapter 8. Relationship between the erosion properties of soils and other soil parameters

Chapter 9. Terminology and typology of erosion phenomena

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