The behaviour of soil depends to a large degree upon the actual pore-water pressure, which is an easily measurable feature. In this article attention is drawn to the appearance of water in soil and the phenomenon of groundwater flow, simulated by some analytical and numerical methods, solving various practical problems emphasizing its influence on the mechanical soil behaviour. For research concerning subsoil flow and groundwater mechanics the delft soil mechanics laboratory has facilities for data acquisition on the site, undisturbed soil sampling (begemann boring), special laboratory tests for the classification of soil and its properties and modern computational methods applied from a varied computer code library, containing such models as static and dynamic deformations, groundwater flow, linear consolidation, several slope stability models, data processing and automatic data transmission between different codes, and two phase dynamics in saturated soils. As an example of the activities, attention is drawn to problems concerning groundwater flow, which are solvable nowadays by application of numerical methods and by fast computer calculations, by an indispensable thorough comprehension and practical usage of theoretical aspects of the physical phenomena. /TRRL/

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    Laboratorium voor Grondmechanica

    P.O. Box 69
    Delft,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • Barends, FBJ
  • Publication Date: 1978-12

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  • Accession Number: 00195630
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1979 12:00AM