STP623

    Identification of Susceptible Soils and Control of Tunnelling Failure in Small Earth Dams

    Published: Jan 1977


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    Abstract

    A method for identifying soils susceptible to tunnelling failure in embankments is described. Present design and construction recommendations are given based on laboratory investigations and experience with many small dams.

    Keywords:

    clays, tunnelling, deflocculating, dispersions, piping (erosion), permeability, chemical stabilization


    Author Information:

    Rosewell, CJ
    Officer in charge, Gunnedah Research Centre, Soil Conservation Service of New South Wales, Gunnedah, N.S.W.


    Paper ID: STP27000S

    Committee/Subcommittee: D18.07

    DOI: 10.1520/STP27000S


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