Uncertainties in Earth Dam Design

by J.M. Bird,

Serial Information: Journal of the Soil Mechanics and Foundations Division, 1961, Vol. 87, Issue 3, Pg. 33-68

Document Type: Journal Paper


Some of uncertainties that enter into embankment design due to unexpected granulation and permeability performance of soil and methods used in designs by Corps of Engineers, at Terminus and New Hogan Projects are presented; areas in design of high earth dams in which engineer should take conservative course are examined.

Subject Headings: Uncertainty principles | Earthfill dams | Permeability (soil) | Permeability (material)

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