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" I cannot see the truth of the statement that 'the more compact the material of which the bank is built, the steeper will be the slope of saturation.' With compact material, the sectional area of flow is larger below a given level than with porous material,... "
Earth Dams: A Study - Page 38
by Burr Bassell - 1904 - 70 pages
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Proceedings of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Volume 32, Part 1

Civil engineering - 1906
...materials they would have shown steeper slopes of saturation. I cannot see the truth of the statement that 'the more compact the material of which the bank...built, the steeper will be the slope of saturation.' With compact material, the sectional area of flow is larger below a given level than with porous material,...
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Annual Report

Panama Canal (Panama) - 1908
...in mind, the board of experts appointed to examine the earth portion of the new Crotón dam stated that "the more compact the material of which the bank...built the steeper will be the slope of saturation." There is undoubtedly a great difference between the slope of saturation when water is retained in an...
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Proceedings of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Volume 32, Part 1

Civil engineering - 1906
...materials they would have shown steeper slopes of saturation. I cannot see the truth of the statement that 'the more compact the material of which the bank...built, the steeper will be the slope of saturation.' With compact material, the sectional area of flow is larger below a given level than with porous material,...
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