Italian Arch Dam Design and Model Confirmation

by G. Oberti,

Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1960, Vol. 86, Issue 3, Pg. 1-26

Document Type: Journal Paper


Interdependence of art, experience, and science in design of large dams; use of improved analytical methods and large scale model tests in determining static behavior and stability of dams; statical characteristics of principal arched dams in Italy are outlined, and results of model tests of these dams, made at ISMES research laboratory, are given.

Subject Headings: Arch dams | Dams | Hydraulic models | Scale models | Static tests | Statics (mechanics)

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