This Technical Note presents an analytical description of all posssible groundwater flow fields in infinite slopes. These flow fields may have any spatial orientation and may be affected by hydraulic anisotropy and heterogeneity, but they may produce pore pressures or seepage forces that vary only in the co-ordinate direction normal to the slope surface. An equation is presented that together with its specialized forms define hydraulic gradients and hence determine pore pressure distributions and seepage forces in infinite slopes. The practical ramifications of this equation are discussed.

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    Thomas Telford Limited

    London,   United Kingdom 
  • Authors:
    • Iverson, R M
  • Publication Date: 1990-3

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 139-143
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 40
    • Issue Number: 1
    • Publisher: Thomas Telford Limited
    • ISSN: 0016-8505

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00494147
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1990 12:00AM