Numerical and experimental study of overtopping and failure of rockfill dams

Larese, Antonia and Rossi, Riccardo and Oñate Ibáñez, Eugenio and Toledo Municio, Miguel Ángel and Morán Moya, Rafael and Campos Espinoza, Hibber (2013). Numerical and experimental study of overtopping and failure of rockfill dams. "International Journal of Geomechanics" ; pp. 1-23. ISSN 1532-3641. https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)GM.1943-5622.0000345.

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Title: Numerical and experimental study of overtopping and failure of rockfill dams
Author/s:
  • Larese, Antonia
  • Rossi, Riccardo
  • Oñate Ibáñez, Eugenio
  • Toledo Municio, Miguel Ángel
  • Morán Moya, Rafael
  • Campos Espinoza, Hibber
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: International Journal of Geomechanics
Date: 7 August 2013
ISSN: 1532-3641
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Overtopping, Rockfill dams, Seepage, Slope failure.
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Caminos, Canales y Puertos (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería Civil: Hidráulica y Energética [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

This paper aims to present and validate a numerical technique for the simulation of the overtopping and onset of failure in rockfill dams due to mass sliding. This goal is achieved by coupling a fluid dynamic model for the simulation of the free surface and through-flow problems, with a numerical technique for the calculation of the rockfill response and deformation. Both the flow within the dam body and in its surroundings are taken into account. An extensive validation of the resulting computational method is performed by solving several failure problems on physical models of rockfill dams for which experimental results have been obtained by the authors.

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Item ID: 29496
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/29496/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:29496
DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)GM.1943-5622.0000345
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 02 Jul 2014 18:06
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2018 10:33
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