Arch Dams: Design and Observation of Arch Dams in Portugal

by M. Rocha,
J.L. Serafim,
A.F. da Silveira,


Serial Information: Journal of the Power Division, 1956, Vol. 82, Issue 3, Pg. 1-49


Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: Design, model testing, and field observation of six arch dams ranging in height from 60 to 135 m, enabled later designs to be modified to gain increased economy with safety; model studies determined stress conditions at irregularities in foundation and around special structures in arch.

Subject Headings: Arch dams | Model analysis | Field tests | Model tests | Foundation design | Structural models | Dam foundations | Hydraulic models | Portugal | Europe

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