Khosla’s Theory
KHOSLA’S THEORY

Khosla’s Theory

KHOSLA’S THEORY Some siphons on the upper Chenab canal, which were design according to Bligh’s theory gave trouble. Khosla along with his associates was ask by the government to investigate the causes of trouble and to suggest remedial measures. Khosla and his associates insert some pipes on the D/S side of the weir through impervious aprons of some of the trouble giving works. The pipes insert to verify whether the pressures below the impervious apron were in accordance with Bligh’s theory or not. Based on his investigations A.N. Khosla drew the following conclusions: The outer faces of the end piles are much more effective than their inner faces and also more effective than the horizontal length of the impervious apron. Intermediate sheet piles, if equal to or smaller in length than the outer piles, are almost ineffective and do not provide any additional creep length. They may only cause a…

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