Optimization of seepage rate through a triangular core

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Abstract

Seepage through a triangular dam core is studied by the hodograph method. Core slope providing minimal seepage rate at prescribed head value and core cross-sectional area is found. A simple flow pattern involving seepage face, constant head, and non-flow boundaries is assumed. Seepage through a cake of low permeable sediments deposited along the bottom of a channel is treated analogously.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)443-451
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics
Volume21
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1997

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Keywords

  • Dam core
  • Hodograph method
  • Minimization
  • Seepage

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Computational Mechanics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Materials Science(all)

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