Influence of increased precipitation on the transient seepage through levees during flood events

Scheuermann, A., Brauns, J. and Bieberstein, A. (2017) Influence of increased precipitation on the transient seepage through levees during flood events. Geotechnical Engineering, 48 1: 38-44.

Author Scheuermann, A.
Brauns, J.
Bieberstein, A.
Title Influence of increased precipitation on the transient seepage through levees during flood events
Journal name Geotechnical Engineering   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0046-5828
Publication date 2017-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 48
Issue 1
Start page 38
End page 44
Total pages 7
Place of publication Bangkok, Thailand
Publisher Southeast Asian Geotechnical Society
Collection year 2018
Language eng
Abstract The transient seepage through levees during a flood event depends on several factors, such as the initial water content condition within the levee as a result of former flood and precipitation events which is frequently neglected. Results of experimental and numerical investigations are presented which show the importance of the initial water content distribution on the resulting transient seepage. Analytical methods for calculating the transient seepage through levees are introduced. The modified method after Brauns (1999) allows for the determination of the seepage through levees under consideration of partly saturated conditions. The initial conditions for the transient seepage can be chosen based on simple considerations related to the field capacity or the effective infiltration of water due to precipitation.
Keyword Analytical methods
Initial conditions
Levees
Precipitation
Transient seepage
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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