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Title: A study of embankment performance during overtopping
Authors: Gilbert, Paul A.
Miller, Samuel P.
Keywords: Breach
Centrifuge modeling of embankments
Embankments
Flume modeling
Mathematical models of embankments
Overtopping
Floods
Flooding
Flood damage
Flood dams and reservoirs
Dams
Reservoirs
Publisher: Geotechnical Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical report (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station) ; GL-91-23.
Description: Technical Report
Abstract: A study was undertaken to determine how embankments behave when overtopped and, based on this knowledge, to predict overtopping performance of different types of embankments (earthen , rock fill, etc.) and to recommend defensive measures that would increase the durability of an overtopped embankment. An experience-oriented approach was taken. Pertinent literature was reviewed. Prototype dams subjected to overtopping, centrifuge modeling of overtopping embankments, and numerical modeling techniques are described.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11681/12780
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