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Pakmanesh M, Mousavi Jahromi H, Khosrojerdi A, Hassanpour Darvishi H, Babazadeh H. Analysis of Earth Dam Body Behavior under Rapid Drawdown Conditions in Reservoir Water Level by Laboratory and Numerical Methods. jwss 2021; 25 (3) :305-318
URL: http://jstnar.iut.ac.ir/article-1-4082-en.html
Islamic Azad university, Tehran, Iran , khosrojerdi@srbiau.ac.ir
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The present study is investigated the earth dam stability during drawdown based on both numerical and experimental aspects. To validate the numerical model, a model was performed experimentally. Some soil mechanic tests were carried out through the hydraulic experiments to attain the usage factors of the numerical investigation. To investigate the effect of hydraulic conductivity on the rapid drop of water level and the use of hydraulic parameters of materials, seepage flow in the model was modeled by seep/w software. The input information to the software including hydraulic conductivity and water volume were measured by performing a constant load test and using a disc penetration meter, respectively. After validation of hydraulic conductivity with the experimental model, the results were compared with observed data. Comparison between numerical and laboratory discharge illustrated that the numerical model with laboratory model is well confirmed. In addition, saturated and unsaturated simulations demonstrated that the unsaturated model is highly consistent with the experimental model. It is assumed that due to the drawdown conditions, unsaturated models can achieve high accuracy for simulating the flow through a homogeneous earth dam.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Ggeneral
Received: 2020/10/4 | Accepted: 2021/02/28 | Published: 2021/12/1

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