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UDK: UDK 624.131.6.001.3:519.63

Published: Građevinar 65 (2013) 9
Paper type: Preliminary report
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Application of temperature simulation for seepage inspection in earth-fill dams

Reza Ghiassi, Ali Noorzad, Mohsen Ghaemian, Saeed Kharaghani, Somayeh Yousefi

Abstract

The earth-fill dam leakage is studied in this paper by applying the seepage flow and thermal simulation. The mass balance and convection-diffusion equations are discretized based on the finite element method to solve the phenomena in saturated and unsaturated zones. The Shamil embankment dam is used for verification of the proposed model. Different conductivity cases are analyzed and compared against measured data. Results show that investigation of temperature variations can magnify the effect of leakage more clearly than the inspection of seepage piezometric levels.

Keywords
earthen dam, seepage flow, thermal simulation, piping

HOW TO CITE THIS ARTICLE:

Ghiassi, R. ., Noorzad, A., Ghaemian, M., Kharaghani, S. . ., Yousefi, S. .: Application of temperature simulation for seepage inspection in earth-fill dams, GRAĐEVINAR, 65 (2013) 9, pp. 825-832, doi: https://doi.org/10.14256/JCE.878.2013

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Ghiassi, R. ., Noorzad, A., Ghaemian, M., Kharaghani, S. . ., Yousefi, S. . (2013). Application of temperature simulation for seepage inspection in earth-fill dams, GRAĐEVINAR, 65 (9), 825-832, doi: https://doi.org/10.14256/JCE.878.2013

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Authors:
2 Reza Ghiassi WEB
Reza Ghiassi
University of Tehran
College of Engineering
School of Civil Eng.
3 Ali Noorzad WEB
Ali Noorzad
Shahid Beheshti University
Dept. of Water & Env. Eng.
4 Mohsen Ghaemian WEB
Mohsen Ghaemian
Sharif University of Technology
Department of Civil Engineering
5 Saeed Kharaghani WEB
Saeed Kharaghani
Shahid Beheshti University
Dept. of Water & Env. Eng.
1 Somayeh Yousefi WEB
Somayeh Yousefi
Science and Research Branch
Islamic Azad University (IAU)