Seepage analysis using the boundary element method
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Seepage analysis using the boundary element method by Ashok K. Chugh

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Published by Dams Branch - Division of Design, Hydraulics Branch - Division of Research and Laboratory Services, Engineering and Research Center, U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, Available from the National Technical Information Service, Operations Division in Denver, Colo, Springfield, Va .
Written in English


  • Seepage -- Computer programs.,
  • Boundary value problems.

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Statementby Ashok K. Chugh and Henry T. Falvey.
ContributionsFalvey, Henry T., Engineering and Research Center (U.S.). Hydraulics Branch., Engineering and Research Center (U.S.). Dams Branch.
The Physical Object
Paginationv, 55 p. :
Number of Pages55
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15316498M

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A solution procedure using boundary element method is presented for seepage analysis of earth dams involving drawdown of the water level in the reservoir. Applicability of the boundary element method is evaluated by comparing the predicted results from the boundary element method with the measured results from laboratory model test and field observations from earth dams. A simple and effective extension to the boundary element method for solving Laplace'S equation (∇ 2 u = 0) for boundary value problems is presented to solve steady confined and (or) steady unconfined seepage problems in zoned anisotropic mediums. Sample problems indicating the accuracy of Cited by: The momentum force on the right hand side of () is usually neglected in the seepage flow analysis of elastic porous media known as the consolidation analysis in soil mechanics. The system of () and () is similar to that of governing equations in the theory of : G. Aramaki, K. Onishi, T. Kuroki. This paper presents a practical approach for reliability analysis of steady-state seepage by modeling spatial variability of the soil permeability. The traditional semi-analytical method; named Scaled Boundary Finite-Element Method (SBFEM) is extended by a coded program to develop a stochastic SBFEM coupled with random field by: 6.

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