Influence of Porosity on Piping Models of Levee Failure Academic Article uri icon


  • A piping model based on Darcy's law is developed. An analysis of data pertaining to different soil particle sizes and varying porosity shows that the choice of the permeability function is critical for the piping model. The permeability relations which depend only on the grain size are of limited value.

published proceedings

  • Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering

author list (cited authors)

  • Ojha, C., Singh, V. P., & Adrian, D. D.

citation count

  • 30

complete list of authors

  • Ojha, CSP||Singh, VP||Adrian, DD

publication date

  • December 2001