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Erosion in Geomechanics Applied to Dams and Levees by Stephane Bonelli

By Stephane Bonelli

Erosion is the most typical reason behind mess ups at earth-dams, dikes and levees, no matter if via overtopping and overflowing, or inner erosion and piping. This publication is devoted to the phenomenon of inner erosion and piping. it isn't meant to be exhaustive at the topic, yet brings jointly many of the most modern foreign learn and advances. Emphasis is put on actual procedures, how they are often studied within the laboratory, and the way try effects should be utilized to levees and dams. the implications from numerous study initiatives in Australia, France, the Netherlands and the us are lined through the authors. Our target has been to proportion our most up-to-date findings with scholars, researchers and practitioners. realizing the failure of an earth-dam or a levee through erosion in a unified framework, even if inner erosion or floor erosion, calls for non-stop examine during this box. we are hoping that the reader will achieve wisdom from this booklet that results in extra growth within the hard box of the security of levees and dams.


1. state-of-the-art at the chance of inner Erosion of Dams and Levees through checking out, Robin Fell and Jean-Jacques Fry.
2. touch Erosion, Pierre Philippe, Rémi Beguin and Yves-Henri Faure.
three. Backward Erosion Piping, Vera Van Beek, Adam Bezuijen and Hans Sellmeijer.
four. focused Leak Erosion, Stéphane Bonelli, Robin Fell and Nadia Benahmed.
five. courting among the Erosion houses of Soils and different Parameters, Robin Fell, Gregory Hanson, Gontran Herrier, Didier Marot and Tony Wahl.

About the Authors

Stéphane Bonelli is a learn Professor at Irstea (French Environmental Sciences and applied sciences examine Institute) in Aix-en-Provence, France. He has over two decades of training and study event, and has been a member of the ICOLD (International fee on huge Dams) eu operating workforce on inner Erosion due to the fact 2005. He has participated in 19 huge dam studies in France (visual inspection, tracking information research and numerical modeling). His present actions comprise examine, educating and consultancy, concentrating on soil erosion and the techniques of levee breach.

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