Erosion in Geomechanics Applied to Dams and Levees

Stephane Bonelli ... 416 pages - Publisher: Wiley-ISTE; 1st edition (March, 2013) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 184821409X - ISBN-13: 978-1848214095 ...

Erosion is the most common cause of failures at earth-dams, dikes and levees, whether through overtopping and overflowing, or internal erosion and piping. This book is dedicated to the phenomenon of internal erosion and piping. It is not intended to be exhaustive on the subject, but brings together some of the latest international research and advances. Emphasis is placed on physical processes, how they can be studied in the laboratory, and how test results can be applied to levees and dams. The results from several research projects in Australia, France, the Netherlands and the United States are covered by the authors. Our aim has been to share our most recent findings with students, researchers and practitioners. Understanding the failure of an earth-dam or a levee by erosion in a unified framework, whether internal erosion or surface erosion, requires continuous research in this field. We hope that the reader will gain knowledge from this book that leads to further progress in the challenging field of the safety of levees and dams.

Erosion in Geomechanics Applied to Dams and Levees, Stephane Bonelli

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