Accession Number : AD0757399

Title :   Efficacy of Partial Cutoffs for Controlling Underseepage Beneath Levees.

Descriptive Note : Technical memo.

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS

Report Date : JAN 1949

Pagination or Media Count : 82

Abstract : The Waterways Experiment Station conducted a series of sand and electrical model tests to study the effect of partial cutoffs on underseepage flow and substratum pressures landward of levees for various foundation conditions, seepage entrances, and landside top strata. The study also included the use of graphical flow nets and mathematical formulas for analyzing the effects of partial cutoffs on underseepage for some of the foundation conditions.

Descriptors :   (*LEVEES, DRAINAGE), MODEL TESTS, FOUNDATIONS(STRUCTURES), SOIL MECHANICS, HYDROSTATIC PRESSURE

Subject Categories : Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE