Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering

, Volume 34, Issue 6, pp 186–192 | Cite as

Numerical modeling of seepage flows in the beds of power-generating entities

  • A. A. Gotlif
  • V. D. Ozerova
  • V. S. Prokopovich
Soil Mechanics


A means based on the finite-element method is proposed for numerical modeling of stationary and nonstationary pressure and gravitational seepage fields in the beds of structures, which consist of alternating water-bearing and slightly permeable layers. Results are cited for seepage calculations performed in the bed of the Novo-Voronezh Nuclear Power Plant, including calibration of the model with consideration of field data and prediction of variation in the ground water table with introduction of the plant's second stage.


Water Intake Industrial Site Lower Horizon Ground Water Table Permeable Layer 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1998

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  • A. A. Gotlif
  • V. D. Ozerova
  • V. S. Prokopovich

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