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Modelling embankment breaching due to overflow

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Correct modelling of embankment breach formation is essential for an accurate assessment of the associated flood risk. Modelling breach formation due to overflow requires a thorough understanding of the geotechnical processes in unsaturated soils as well as erosion processes under supercritical flow conditions. This thesis describes 1D slope stability analysis performed for unsaturated soils whose moisture content changes with time. The analysis performed shows that sediment-laden gravity ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Engineering Science
Research group:
Ocean and Coastal Engineering
Oxford college:
Wolfson College
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Publication date:
2014
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK

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