Line of Seepage in Earth Dams on Inclined Ledge

by Yang H. Huang, (F.ASCE),

Serial Information: Journal of the Geotechnical Engineering Division, 1981, Vol. 107, Issue 5, Pg. 662-667

Document Type: Journal Paper


The purpose of this paper is to present simple charts for determining the line of seepage in earth dams on inclined ledge. After the line of seepage is determined, its coordinates can be fed into a computer and the factor of safety of the dam obtained.

Subject Headings: Seepage | Earthfill dams | Computing in civil engineering | Dam safety

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