ANALYSIS OF PARALLEL DRAINS FOR HIGHWAY CUT-SLOPE STABILIZATION
Methods of parallel-drain analysis for highway cut-slope stabilization are introduced. The analysis procedure is based on the prediction of the phreatic surface location within a soil mass under steady-state seepage. Relative effectiveness of alternate drain spacings is determined by estimating the steady-state phreatic surface at a profile located midway between drains using analysis procedures for the design of parallel drains in agricultural field drainage. Applications are made to seepage from an infinite-slope source as well as the classical reservoir source. Mathematical analyses for estimating steady-state phreatic surfaces at a blanket drain and cut-slope intercept with an infinite-slope seepage source are also introduced.
- From the Proceedings 16th Annual Engineering Geology Soils Engineering Symposium, Boise, Idaho, 5-7 April 1978.
Boise, ID USA 83707-1129
- Prellwitz, R W
- Publication Date: 1978
- Pagination: p. 153-180
- TRT Terms: Drainage; Drains; Embankments; Highways; Phreatic water; Seepage; Slope stability; Slopes; Soil mechanics; Soil stabilization
- Old TRIS Terms: Highway systems
- Subject Areas: Geotechnology; Highways; Hydraulics and Hydrology;
- Accession Number: 00195232
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Engineering Index
- Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
- Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
- Created Date: Aug 28 1979 12:00AM