Optimization of seepage rate through a triangular core

A. R. Kacimov*

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Seepage through a triangular dam core is studied by the hodograph method. Core slope providing minimal seepage rate at prescribed head value and core cross-sectional area is found. A simple flow pattern involving seepage face, constant head, and non-flow boundaries is assumed. Seepage through a cake of low permeable sediments deposited along the bottom of a channel is treated analogously.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)443-451
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes


  • Dam core
  • Hodograph method
  • Minimization
  • Seepage

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Mechanics of Materials


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