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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/191779
Title:
Earth dam seepage analysis with a programmable calculator
Author:
Hutchison, William Ray.
Issue Date:
1983
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
A model was developed for the Texas Instruments Company TI-59 programmable calculator for estimation of seepage from a reservoir. The model, DAM SEEPAGE, separates flow through the dam and flow under the darn by assuming that the boundary between the dam and foundation is a streamline. The algorithm used is based on Darcy's law, Dupuit's assumptions, and Bear's hydraulic approach. DAM SEEPAGE was applied to three situations, two proposed dams in eastern Montana and one existing dam in central Oklahoma. The two proposed dams were compared on the basis of seepage loss. The existing dam, a well-documented site, was chosen to check the accuracy of DAM SEEPAGE. The results of the study are within 2 percent of previously modeled results and within 13 percent of previously measured results.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Computer simulation.; Earth dams -- Data processing.; Seepage -- Data processing.; TI Programmable 59 (Calculator)
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Hydrology and Water Resources; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Evans, Daniel D.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleEarth dam seepage analysis with a programmable calculatoren_US
dc.creatorHutchison, William Ray.en_US
dc.contributor.authorHutchison, William Ray.en_US
dc.date.issued1983en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractA model was developed for the Texas Instruments Company TI-59 programmable calculator for estimation of seepage from a reservoir. The model, DAM SEEPAGE, separates flow through the dam and flow under the darn by assuming that the boundary between the dam and foundation is a streamline. The algorithm used is based on Darcy's law, Dupuit's assumptions, and Bear's hydraulic approach. DAM SEEPAGE was applied to three situations, two proposed dams in eastern Montana and one existing dam in central Oklahoma. The two proposed dams were compared on the basis of seepage loss. The existing dam, a well-documented site, was chosen to check the accuracy of DAM SEEPAGE. The results of the study are within 2 percent of previously modeled results and within 13 percent of previously measured results.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshComputer simulation.en_US
dc.subject.lcshEarth dams -- Data processing.en_US
dc.subject.lcshSeepage -- Data processing.en_US
dc.subject.lcshTI Programmable 59 (Calculator)en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHydrology and Water Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairEvans, Daniel D.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc212932064en_US
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