Rock Characteristics at the Paulo Afonso Power Plant

by E. Pichler,
F. Barros de Campos,


Serial Information: Journal of the Soil Mechanics and Foundations Division, 1959, Vol. 85, Issue 4, Pg. 95-114


Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: Project on Rio Sao Francisco is first underground project in Brazil; conduit system, powerhouse and discharge system are located wholly in rock; number of rock tests, in situ and in laboratory were executed; paper presents description of tests and their results together with outline of local geology.

Subject Headings: Power plants | Rocks | Field tests | Underground structures | Developing countries | Conduits

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