Mechanism of Hydraulic Fracturing in Cohesive Zone of Embankment Dam Cores - A Review

Samjhana Poudel, Samuel Abbey, Samson Ngambi

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Abstract

Estimation of critical water pressure is important for inducing hydraulic fracturing in fill dam experimental studies. To review the mechanism of hydraulic fracturing, model tests, numerical simulations and field tests are crucial methodologies. Since hydraulic fracturing is major problem in dam engineering, it has been given much consideration in the past few decades. However, no particular theory can be trusted and is fixed for addressing the mechanism of hydraulic fracturing in cohesive zone of embankment dam due to the complexity of the problem. Therefore, this paper focuses on the different views and methodologies of different studies in hydraulic fracturing in cohesive zone of embankment dam and how these studies differ from one to another.
Original languageEnglish
Article number7
Pages (from-to)1202 - 1213
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Civil Engineering & Technology (IJCIET)
Volume8
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jul 2017

Keywords

  • Hydraulic fracturing
  • cohesive zone
  • embankment dam core

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