The three figures above shows longitudinal profiles of the soil, slide and water in the reservoir. The velocity vectors are green. The additional green line is the original bed level. The light blue line is the level of the water in the reservoir and the groundwater level. The figures show the situation after the slide has started to move.
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The animations show a longitudinal profile of a reservoir bank where the water level is drawn down. The colours in the animations show the velocity of the sediments, where red is high velocity and blue is zero velocity.
Jia, G. W., Zhan, T. L. T., Chen, Y. M. and Fredlund, D. G. (2009) “Performance of a Large-Scale Slope Model Subjected to Rising and Lowering Water Levels”, Engineering Geology, Vol. 106, pp 92-103.
Olsen, N. R. B. (2013), Numerical Algorithms for Predicting Sediment Slides in Water Reservoirs, Electronic Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, Vol. 18, Bund.Y, Paper 2013.496.
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