Construction Pore Pressures in Earth Dams

by Ayed E. Osaimi, (A.M.ASCE),
Kaare Hoeg, (M.ASCE),

Serial Information: Journal of the Geotechnical Engineering Division, 1977, Vol. 103, Issue 10, Pg. 1179-1183

Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: In order to carry out effective stress, slope stability analysis of earth dams during construction, the pore pressure must be estimated or measured. The purpose of this paper is to develop a numerical technique by which one can evaluate such pore pressures in a given embankment during construction.

Subject Headings: Pore pressure | Effective stress | Stress analysis | Earthfill dams | Infrastructure construction | Slope stability | Pressure measurement | Numerical methods

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