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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE A 2010 Vol.11 No.6 P.425-431


Simulation of filling construction of permeable geosynthetic tubes

Author(s):  Wei-chao Liu, Yi-ping Zhang, Tao Li, Ya-nan Yu

Affiliation(s):  College of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310058, China, Zhejiang Water Conservancy and Hydropower College, Hangzhou 310018, China

Corresponding email(s):   zhangyiping@zju.edu.cn

Key Words:  Geosynthetic tube, Filling construction, Simulation, Volume of the tube, Drainage rate

Wei-chao Liu, Yi-ping Zhang, Tao Li, Ya-nan Yu. Simulation of filling construction of permeable geosynthetic tubes[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science A, 2010, 11(6): 425-431.

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The filling construction of permeable geosynthetic tubes is considered. First, an analytical approach is developed to determine the internal pressure, tension and shape of the cross section of a geosynthetic tube based on its volume. An analytical solution for the drainage rate of the tube is then derived. The course of the filling construction is divided into several time intervals and the volume of the tube after each interval is obtained from the equilibrium of flow calculated from the drainage rate and filling rate. The validity of our analytical approach is tested by comparing our results with previously published experimental result. The results of this comparison indicate that our method is applicable for simulating the filling construction of permeable geosynthetic tubes.

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