RS2 Applications

Groundwater


RS<sup>2</sup> Groundwater Applications




RS2 comes with built-in finite element groundwater seepage analysis capabilities. You can create multi-stage models, carry out steady-state or transient seepage analyses for slopes, embankments, dams, tunnels, and excavations.

See each of the listings below for more details:





This example demonstrates the use of RS2 for modeling groundwater flow in a layered slope model with vertical infiltration, using steady state finite element seepage analysis. The intermediate soil layer has a lower permeability than the surrounding layers.

For details see Verification Problem # 07 in the RS2 Groundwater Verification manual:
RS2 Groundwater Verification Manual - Verification Problem #07
This example demonstrates the use of RS2 for modeling groundwater flow in a nonhomogeneous earth and rockfill dam, using steady state finite element seepage analysis.

For details see Verification Problem #11 in the RS2 Groundwater Verification manual:
RS2 Groundwater Verification Manual - Verification Problem #11
This example demonstrates the use of RS2 for modeling groundwater flow in a levee or embankment dam with a horizontal toe drain, using steady state finite element seepage analysis.

For details see RS2 Tutorial #21:
RS2 Tutorial # 21 – Levee with Toe Drain
This example demonstrates the use of RS2 for modeling groundwater flow into a tunnel, using steady state finite element seepage analysis. The tunnel is assumed to have a permeable liner so there is a drawdown in the water table as water drains into the tunnel.

For details see RS2 Tutorial #27:
RS2 Tutorial # 27 – Drawdown Analysis for Tunnel
RS2 comes with transient groundwater analysis capabilities, similar to the groundwater functionality in Slide and RS3. RS2 can be used to simulate slope drawdown and determine its effect on slope stability. Users can look at different drawdown rates for fully drained, drained, and undrained conditions.

For details see the Coupled SSR article from the Fall 2014 RocNews.

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