Analysis of unsteady flow through an earthen dam using the boundary element method

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Title:
Analysis of unsteady flow through an earthen dam using the boundary element method
Author:
Shaheed, Salma, 1966-
Issue Date:
1992
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:
Unsteady flow through an earthen dam has been investigated using the Boundary Element Method in which the upstream reservoir level may vary in a cyclic manner. The seepage surface at the upstream face is included in the computer model when the water level drops in the upstream reservoir. The use of this model has been illustrated by studying the variation of the phreatic surface in a beach along the Colorado river in the Grand Canyon. The potentials at various internal points are also calculated and compared with those measured in the field. Very good agreement is obtained between the results using the Boundary Element Method and field data.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Engineering, Mechanical.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Contractor, Dinshaw N.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleAnalysis of unsteady flow through an earthen dam using the boundary element methoden_US
dc.creatorShaheed, Salma, 1966-en_US
dc.contributor.authorShaheed, Salma, 1966-en_US
dc.date.issued1992en_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.abstractUnsteady flow through an earthen dam has been investigated using the Boundary Element Method in which the upstream reservoir level may vary in a cyclic manner. The seepage surface at the upstream face is included in the computer model when the water level drops in the upstream reservoir. The use of this model has been illustrated by studying the variation of the phreatic surface in a beach along the Colorado river in the Grand Canyon. The potentials at various internal points are also calculated and compared with those measured in the field. Very good agreement is obtained between the results using the Boundary Element Method and field data.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectEngineering, Mechanical.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorContractor, Dinshaw N.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1349124en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b27628620en_US
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