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

    Published: Jan 1977

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    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.


    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.

    Committee/Subcommittee: D18.07

    DOI: 10.1520/STP27000S