Arch Dam Layout Facilitated By Use of Computer

by Alfred L. Parme,

Serial Information: Journal of the Power Division, 1967, Vol. 93, Issue 2, Pg. 69-88

Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: Computer application is used to simplify the layout of a variable thickness arch dam of double curvature. With prescribed, though flexible, relationships given for the angles subtended, thickness variation, and crown to abutment overhang, a computer program determines the centers and radii of the intrados and extrados arcs and cross-sectional dimensions. By this means, a rapid evaluation of the many factors affecting dam geometry can be made.

Subject Headings: Arch dams | Computer software | Thickness | Curvature | High-rise buildings | Cross sections | Geometrics |

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