Arch Dam Analysis with an Electric Analog Computer

by R.H. MacNeal,


Serial Information: Journal of the Engineering Mechanics Division, 1960, Vol. 86, Issue 4, Pg. 127-152


Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: Electrical analogy that simulates elastic deformations of arch dams is described; analogy consists of resistors, transformers, and current generators; results of analog computer analysis of Stevenson Creek Dam are compared with field measurements; design study of Blue Ridge Dam.

Subject Headings: Arch dams | Computer analysis | Elastic analysis | Analogs | Field tests | Computer models | Deformation (mechanics) | Rivers and streams

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