Harmonisation of Terminology and Definitions on Soil Deformation Due to Seepage

Jaromir Riha , Zakaraya Alhasan , Lubomir Petrula , Paweł Popielski , Agnieszka Dąbska , Jean Jacques Fry , Stanisław V. Solski , Natalia Andreevna Perevoshchikova , Florian Landstorfer


When comparing different literature sources, differences in the terminology concerning soil deformation due to seepage may be found. The distinctions are caused by language barrier (Slavic and Germanic language groups), by the view on the mechanisms and by the way of understanding individual soil deformation processes. These differences in terminology are related to the naming of the phenomenon itself or to translation issues. Clear terminology is important when comparing stability criteria applied in different countries. Here “western” and “eastern” schools may be distinguished. This study provides an overview on terminology for soil deformation due to seepage in English, French, German, Russian, Polish and Czech languages, some suggestions are presented with discussion. The paper is an initial phase for further comparison of criteria for individual soil deformation modes.
Author Jaromir Riha
Jaromir Riha,,
, Zakaraya Alhasan
Zakaraya Alhasan,,
, Lubomir Petrula
Lubomir Petrula,,
, Paweł Popielski (FEE / DHEH)
Paweł Popielski,,
- Department of Hydraulic Engineering and Hydraulics
, Agnieszka Dąbska (FEE / DHEH)
Agnieszka Dąbska,,
- Department of Hydraulic Engineering and Hydraulics
, Jean Jacques Fry
Jean Jacques Fry,,
, Stanisław V. Solski
Stanisław V. Solski,,
, Natalia Andreevna Perevoshchikova
Natalia Andreevna Perevoshchikova,,
, Florian Landstorfer
Florian Landstorfer,,
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Book Bonelli Stephane, Jommi Cristina, Sterpi Donatella (eds.): Internal Erosion in Earthdams. Dikes and Levees, 2018, Springer, ISBN 3319994239, [9783319994239], 366 p., DOI:10.1007/978-3-319-99423-9_31
Keywords in EnglishSuffosion, Erosion, Piping, Clogging, Soil instability
URL https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-99423-9_31
Languageen angielski
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vol.vol. 17 serii: Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering
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