Seepage Through Foundations Containing Discontinuities

by E.E. Esmiol,


Serial Information: Journal of the Soil Mechanics and Foundations Division, 1957, Vol. 83, Issue 1, Pg. 1-19


Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract:

Case histories concerning seepage from four Bureau of Reclamation dams and reservoirs emphasize that materials forming foundations and abutments for hydraulic structures and reservoir floors may be disrupted by discontinuities; seepage assumes status of calculated risk that may continue during operational life of structure.



Subject Headings: Foundations | Case studies | Seepage | Dam foundations | Reservoirs | Bureau of Reclamation | Construction materials | Floors

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