Title page for ETD etd-06102009-063119

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Joglekar, Pramod N.
URN etd-06102009-063119
Title Three-dimensional finite element modeling of steady state seepage using the computer program 'SEEPS3D'
Degree Master of Science
Department Civil Engineering
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Kuppusamy, Thangavelu Committee Chair
Brandon, Thomas L. Committee Member
Filz, George M. Committee Member
  • Finite element method
Date of Defense 1994-02-15
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A three-dimensional finite element model for the analysis of steady state seepage has been presented in this study. The theory of unsaturated flow has been used in the analysis of steady state seepage. The model applies the invariant mesh procedure in the finite element analysis. Galerkin's method is used in the formulation of the finite element equations. The pre and the post processor developed in the generation and viewing of the finite element mesh and the free surface has also been discussed in this study. The study presents the comparison of results obtained from the three-dimensional model with a previously validated two-dimensional model.

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