The Effect of Pore Pressures on Stresses in Gravity Dams

by O.C. Zienkiewicz,

Serial Information: Journal of the Power Division, 1956, Vol. 82, Issue 4, Pg. 1-16

Document Type: Journal Paper


Triangular shaped dam is analyzed, and general elastic solution obtained which is valid for any arbitrary type of pressure variation; numerical answers given to special case, where line of drains placed inside dam reduced pore pressures discontinuously; general conclusions are drawn from results of computations.

Subject Headings: Gravity dams | Gravity forces | Dams | Elastic analysis | Pore pressure | Arbitration | Numerical analysis | Drainage

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