Keywords : Seepage

Emperical and Numerical Solution Of Seepage Problems Underneath Hydraulic Structures

Rafid Alboresha; Uday Hatem

Anbar Journal of Engineering Sciences, 2021, Volume 12, Issue 1, Pages 1-9
DOI: 10.37649/aengs.2021.171193

Hydraulic structures are structures submerged or partially submerged in water, they’re used to retain or divert natural water flow. Any hydraulic structure that retains water is faced with seep-age problems as the water seeks the path with the least resistance through or under the hydraulic structure. If the water carries materials as it flows or exerts high pressure on the floor of the structure, it will cause failures such as piping and cracks and there are many ways to prevent that, including cutoffs. In this paper, seepage is analyzed for different cases by using the empirical method (Khosla’s theory) and the numerical method by using computer software (SEEP/W). The results had some slight differences between the two methods as a result of not taking into ac-count the effect of soil characteristics of the empirical method. However, the water pressure heads underneath the impervious floor that calculated by the numerical method were greater

Analysis of seepage through Al-Wand Dam by using SEEP/W ModelAnalysis of seepage through Al-Wand Dam by using SEEP/W Model

Mahmood Gazey Jassama; Sinan Salah Abdulrazzaqb

Anbar Journal of Engineering Sciences, 2020, Volume 11, Issue 1, Pages 116-120
DOI: 10.37649/aengs.2020.171284

In geotechnical engineering, considered the seepage of water that occur through the soil medium is one of the important problems that must be accurately studied; therefor, knowledge of influencing factors on the value of seepage for the soil is a necessary when designing an earth dam. In this study seepage through Al-Wand dam was analyze by using SEEP/W model. It is a sub- program of Geo- Studio where it used to determine amount of seepage through the body of the dam and study the effect of the change of thickness of core and effect of construction without filter in amount of leakage. The results were that the quantity of leakage was small effected when reducing the thickness of core and when construct the Al-Wand dam without filter at different level of water in upstream.

Seepage Evaluation of Mosul Earth Dam

Raad H. Irzooki

Anbar Journal of Engineering Sciences, 2012, Volume 5, Issue Issue العدد الخاص - الجزء الأول, Pages 138-155
DOI: 10.37649/aengs.2012.69193

The aim of the present research is studying the efficiency and performance of Mosul Dam with respect of the seepage. It was depended on the dam field observations of years 2004, 2003 and 1990. These observations included a discharge measurements and chemical analysis of seepage water from three points at the downstream left side of the dam, and the chemical analysis of reservoir water. Also, the ground water levels of grouting gallery piezometers and opening piezometers at the downstream right side were measured. All these field observations were taken with every water level of the dam reservoir.
The results concluded that the dam embankments being a good efficiency with respect the seepage, however, the efficiency of the dam foundation, which presented by the grout curtain, is in a good condition in most regions, except the region limited between section (68) and (70), where the efficiency of this region is equal to (19.5%), (23.07%) and (25.55%) in years 2004, 2003 and 1990 respectively. Also, the results indicated that some sections of the grout curtain , such as section (79), being with not agreeable efficiency in 1990, where Is equal to (45.97%). But according to a continuous and intensive grouting, the efficiency of this section increased and become (73.74%) and (73%) in 2003 and 2004 respectively