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A brief overview of Norwegian Field Test#1. M.Morris. Overview of Breach Field Test#1. Field Test#1 was undertaken in conjunction with the workshop. The following slides provide a brief snapshot of the embankment failure process.

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overview of breach field test 1
Overview of Breach Field Test#1

Field Test#1 was undertaken in conjunction with the workshop. The following slides provide a brief snapshot of the embankment failure process.

A separate CD ROM will be available containing full details of the field work, including photos, video, recorded observations and data.

test site r ssvatn
Test site Røssvatn

Røssvatn dam

Test site

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2 m

Concrete threshold elevation 364.81masl

2,0

1

  • Homogeneous (maximum cohesive) dam of silty clay (25% clay, >65% silt, <10% sand )
  • Failure by overtopping
  • Optimal water content ~ 15%, 0.15 m layers, compaction by dozer
  • 2 layers of pore pressure gauges

H = 6 m

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Overview of Breach Field Test#1

For further information contact:

Kjetil Arne Vaskinn kav@trh.statkraftgroner.no

or

Mark Morris m.morris@hrwallingford.co.uk