International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences

International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences


International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences
International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences
2019, Vol. 1, Issue 3
Finite element steady state seepage analysis of Kubanni reservoir in Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria

Sule Argungu Abdullahi, Muhammad Mujahid Muhammad, Donatus Begianpuye Adie, Abubakar Ismail

The increase in pore water pressures related to the development of the steady state seepage condition result in an associated decrease in effective stress in the soil of the dam embankment. In this paper, the finite element procedure of seepage analysis method is employed to determine the quantity of seepage flow that passes through an earth dam. The fluctuations of the water level in the kubanni reservoir were used to compute the variation of the seepage value at downstream face caused by increase in depth of the water at the upstream face of the embankment. At the upstream depth of 7.5m high, the total seepage water rate at downstream has been determined to be -0.0642m³/day/m2. The model is established for easy analysis of seepage with different variation of water depth.
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