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Proc. IAHS, 372, 69–72, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/piahs-372-69-2015
Proc. IAHS, 372, 69–72, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/piahs-372-69-2015

  12 Nov 2015

12 Nov 2015

Modeling of earth fissures caused by land subsidence due to groundwater withdrawal

B. B. Panda et al.

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Paper discuses numerical modeling of earth fissure caused by land subsidence due to groundwater withdrawal. The numerical models predict future subsidence and earth fissure potential for flood control structures in the metro Phoenix area. A finite element model was developed to estimate vertical subsidence and horizontal strain on the ground surface due to the pumping of ground water.