Rockfill Dams: Performance of TVA Central Core Dams

by George K. Leonard,
Oliver H. Raine,

Serial Information: Journal of the Power Division, 1958, Vol. 84, Issue 4, Pg. 1-16

Document Type: Journal Paper


Especially valuable are reports on the behavior of rock fill dams to compare with the design assumptions. The many variable and sometimes unknown conditions which influence the design of fill dams are sometimes either over- or under-emphasized and, therefore, misapplied. Only by comparing the results with the design assumptions can better dams be built. The authors have made this comparison on three TVA fill dams.

Subject Headings: Rock fills | Rockfill dams | Earthfill dams | Material properties | Comparative studies | Federal government

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