Numerical Investigation the Failure Mechanism of Left Slope of Darbandikhan Dam
Al-Rafidain Engineering Journal (AREJ),
2020, Volume 25, Issue 2, Pages 1-11
AbstractThe aim of this research is to analyze the stability of the left shoulder slope of the Derbandikhan Dam failure due to rainfall and earthquake. This slope consists of unsaturated low plasticity clayey soil. All analyses were conducted by using the Geo-Studio program. The field survey was carried out for the study site and the soil samples were taken to perform the necessary laboratory tests to obtain the required soil properties. The field conditions (Rainfall and earthquake) were simulated, where the slope was exposed to rainfall at (24) mm / day intensity to various periods (10, 20, 30, 40, 50 and 60) days. A slope stability analysis was performed at end of each period. Moreover, another analyses were performed by exposed slope to an earthquake at end of each rainfall period. Safety factor reached to critical value (1) when slope was exposed to the earthquake after (20) days of rain.
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