Surface stability analysis of dikes subject to overtopping and infiltration

U. F.A. Karim*, Q.T. Tran, R. Meij

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

Abstract

The key contribution of this paper is the coupling of hydraulic loading conditions due to wave overtopping with slope stability of the surface layer of earthen flood protection embankments. Overtopping wave conditions impact overtopping discharges and infiltration time, and thereby the infiltration rate in the soil. Analyzing infiltration and shear strength reduction (SSR) with a finite element (FE) analysis for the over-designed "Afsluitdijk" shows buildup of pore pressures and reduction of the slope surface stability. This situation can be tolerated for the case under study, but not for other slopes with lower design safety factor (SF) under similar or more extreme overtopping conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGeotechnical Engineering for Infrastructure and Development - Proceedings of the XVI European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, ECSMGE 2015
PublisherICE Publishing Ltd.
Pages2013-2018
Number of pages6
Volume4
ISBN (Electronic)9780727760678
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event16th European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering 2015 - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 13 Sep 201517 Sep 2015
Conference number: 16

Conference

Conference16th European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering 2015
Abbreviated titleECSMGE 2015
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityEdinburgh
Period13/09/1517/09/15

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Surface stability analysis of dikes subject to overtopping and infiltration'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this