Dam phreatic line simulation on FLAC3D: A case study

Gang Hai Huang, Hao Wang, Amoussou Coffi Adoko

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Abstract

Based on fundamental principle of saturated/unsaturated flow and characteristic of FLAC3D's showing pore pressure nephogram, this paper was aimed at obtaining steady seepage within the dam, capturing the face on which pore pressure was equal to zero, and then identified the phreatic line of the dam. Using this method, phreatic line of a tailing dam in a mine was computed. The results were compared to field data. It was indicated that, the phreatic line calculated by this method was slightly higher in the mass, but was lower near the surface of the dam. This method has the merit of being faster and simpler to obtain approximate phreatic line of dams in comparison with site exploration.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Civil and Industrial Engineering
Pages407-410
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 3 2013
Event3rd International Conference on Civil Engineering, Architecture and Building Materials, CEABM 2013 - Jinan, China
Duration: May 24 2013May 26 2013

Publication series

NameApplied Mechanics and Materials
Volume353-354
ISSN (Print)1660-9336
ISSN (Electronic)1662-7482

Other

Other3rd International Conference on Civil Engineering, Architecture and Building Materials, CEABM 2013
CountryChina
CityJinan
Period5/24/135/26/13

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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Huang, G. H., Wang, H., & Adoko, A. C. (2013). Dam phreatic line simulation on FLAC3D: A case study. In Advances in Civil and Industrial Engineering (pp. 407-410). (Applied Mechanics and Materials; Vol. 353-354). https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.353-356.407