School of Civil Engineering

Suffusion Mechanism in Embankment Dams:
An Experimental Investigation

The safety or stability of the hydraulic structures is of prime concern since the failure of such structures can lead to devastating floods, which can cause major loss of property with the damage of infrastructure and severe threat to the life of humans and animals. An unseen and yet critical phenomenon threatening the stability of water retaining structures is internal erosion. The present study deals with suffusion and aims to quantify the influence of heterogeneity on the process of suffusion. In the current research changes in the spatial porosity will be monitored during the onset and progression of suffusion using the spatial time domain reflectometer (STDR)

11:00am - 12:00pm

Wednesday, 10 June 2020


Zoom (online)