Journal article

Models for predicting the seepage velocity and seepage force in a fiber reinforced silty soil

AR Estabragh, A Soltani, AA Javadi

COMPUTERS AND GEOTECHNICS | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2016

Abstract

Randomly reinforced soil is used in hydraulic projects such as temporary canals, earth dams, stream restoration and so on for controlling seepage. This paper presents an investigation into the effect of random reinforcement on the seepage velocity and seepage force in a silty soil. Experimental tests were carried out on randomly reinforced samples with two types of fiber at different lengths and percentages. The results show that the random reinforcement of soils with fiber is an effective technique in controlling the seepage velocity and seepage force. Regression models were developed based on the experimental data for determination the seepage velocity and seepage force. The proposed model..

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