Effect of rainfall intensity on infiltration into partly saturated slopes

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dc.contributor.author Xue, Jianfeng
dc.contributor.author Gavin, Kenneth
dc.date.accessioned 2011-08-26T13:45:46Z
dc.date.available 2011-08-26T13:45:46Z
dc.date.copyright Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2007 en
dc.date.issued 2008-04
dc.identifier.citation Geotechnical and Geological Engineering en
dc.identifier.issn 0960-3182 (Print)
dc.identifier.issn 1573-1529 (Online)
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10197/3104
dc.description.abstract This paper describes the development of a model to analyse the rate of infiltration and run-off experienced by a partly saturated soil slope during rainfall. The paper first reviews some of the most popular infiltration models used in geotechnical analysis, and highlights some of the problems associated with their application. One particular model, the Horton Equation is extended to include rainfall intensity directly in its formulation. The new model is shown to predict infiltration responses, which agree with field measurements. In the final section the influence of the rainfall intensity and pattern of rainfall (variation of rainfall intensity) on the infiltration response of a soil is investigated using the new model. en
dc.description.sponsorship Other funder en
dc.format.extent 554989 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Springer en
dc.relation.requires Architecture, Landscape & Civil Engineering Research Collection en
dc.relation.requires Critical Infrastructure Group Research Collection en
dc.relation.requires Urban Institute Ireland Research Collection en
dc.rights The final publication is available at springerlink.com en
dc.subject Water flow en
dc.subject Unsaturated soil slopes en
dc.subject Rainfall pattern en
dc.subject Runoff en
dc.subject Cumulative infiltration en
dc.subject.lcsh Soil infiltration rate--Mathematical models en
dc.subject.lcsh Runoff--Mathematical models en
dc.subject.lcsh Rain and rainfall en
dc.subject.lcsh Slopes (Soil mechanics) en
dc.title Effect of rainfall intensity on infiltration into partly saturated slopes en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.internal.webversions http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10706-007-9157-0 en
dc.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.volume 26 en
dc.identifier.issue 2 en
dc.identifier.startpage 199 en
dc.identifier.endpage 209 en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1007/s10706-007-9157-0
dc.neeo.contributor Xue|Jianfeng|aut| en
dc.neeo.contributor Gavin|Kenneth|aut| en
dc.description.othersponsorship Iarnród Éireann en

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