Comparing the geodetical and geotechnical methods in investigating the deformation of earthfill dams; A case study of Mahabad Earthfill Dam, Iran

Aminfar, M. H. and Rastbud, A. and Ahmadi, H. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6192-6275 and Naseri, A. (2016) Comparing the geodetical and geotechnical methods in investigating the deformation of earthfill dams; A case study of Mahabad Earthfill Dam, Iran. Journal of Engineering Science and Technology, 11 (4). pp. 619-637. ISSN 1823-4690


Abstract

The monitoring of an earthfill dam during the various phases of the construction and service is a crucial process to investigate the performance of the dam from the safety point of view. Monitoring is carried out through installing the instruments at the critical locations. In the present paper, instrumentation data and the numerical analyses have been used for the monitoring of Mahabad earthfill dam, Iran. Numerical analyses were carried out using Plaxis and Sigma-W. Considering the good agreement between the measured data and the values predicted by Plaxis and Sigma-W, it can be concluded that the numerical models developed in the present paper are accurate enough to be used for the analysis of earthfill dams.


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Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2022 03:31
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2022 03:10
Uncontrolled Keywords: FE modeling; Mahabad earthfill dam; Monitoring; Plaxis; Sigma-W
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4005 Civil engineering > 400502 Civil geotechnical engineering
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/50210

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