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Project: Piping and macro-stability tests

IDS Systems was involved with grand scale tests conducted to further investigate the failure of dikes. The failure of levees can be caused by a variety of mechanisms. The type of mechanism that occurs is in particular dependent on the height and duration of the water level (load), the type of water-retaining structure and the structure of the sub-soil (strength).

The most prevailing failures of these mechanisms are macro-stability failure and failure caused by piping . The macro-stability failure mechanism involves a large-scale stability problem. Piping is a local problem.

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IDS Systems
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