Design of the Karadj Arch Dam

by Jan A. Veltrop,
Roman P. Wengler,

Serial Information: Journal of the Power Division, 1964, Vol. 90, Issue 1, Pg. 1-32

Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: Development of the layout and history of design of the 590 ft-high, thin, Karadj arch dam is presented. Methods of analysis used, including model tests, and the results obtained at various stages of design, are evaluated. Reference is made to foundation characteristics and treatment, concrete mix and properties, and methods of construction, including pipe cooling, contraction joint grouting, and concrete placement. Effects of double curvature were evaluated. Final design analysis includes effects of construction schedule and reservoir filling in addition to those resulting from temperature changes, silt, and earthquake loading. Stresses around spillway openings, penstocks, and galleries were investigated separately. Results showed that compressive and tensile stresses were within allowable limits.

Subject Headings: Arch dams | Model tests | Concrete | Construction methods | Soil analysis | History | Model analysis | Foundation construction |

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