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Analysis of Seepage Under Hydraulic Structures Using Slide Program
American Journal of Civil Engineering
Volume 3, Issue 4, July 2015, Pages: 116-124
Received: Jun. 19, 2015; Accepted: Jun. 27, 2015; Published: Jul. 7, 2015
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Hala Kathem Taeh Alnealy, Civil Engineering Department, Babylon University, Babylon, Iraq
Najm Obaid Salim Alghazali, Civil Engineering Department, Babylon University, Babylon, Iraq
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Abstract
In this study, “SLIDE” program was used to analyze seepage flow under the hydraulic structure through single and multi- layers soils and its effect on structures with inclined cut-off at downstream, at upstream, and at both of them. The distribution curves of uplift pressure along the floor had been reached as well as the distribution of exit gradient at downstream. In the first experiment which included hydraulic structure based at single layers, results are compared with the general case (no cut-off) obtained when using single cutoff, minimum value of the uplift pressure and seepage quantity occurred when using cutoff at upstream side with Ө=45° which given decreasing 40.3%, 28.5% respectively and minimum value of exist gradient occur when using cutoff at downstream side with Ө 120° which given decreasing 8.03%. while using double cutoff minimum value of uplift pressure ,exist gradient ,seepage occur when using double inclined cutoff at upstream with Ө = 45° and downstream side with Ө 120° which given decreasing (42.1%, 8.03%, 30%) its contacted that using double cutoff given decreasing in each uplift pressure, exist gradient, seepage at the same time.
Keywords
Inclined Cutoff, Single Layer Soil, Multi Layers Soil, Finite Element Method
To cite this article
Hala Kathem Taeh Alnealy, Najm Obaid Salim Alghazali, Analysis of Seepage Under Hydraulic Structures Using Slide Program, American Journal of Civil Engineering. Vol. 3, No. 4, 2015, pp. 116-124. doi: 10.11648/j.ajce.20150304.14
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