Uplift in Gravity Type Dams

by Narinder S. Attri,

Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1967, Vol. 93, Issue 4, Pg. 61-68

Document Type: Journal Paper


The available literature on the subject of uplift is reviewed. The old and new theories are briefly discussed. With the acceptance of the pore pressure theory, chance occurrence of uplift has been resolved, and uplift is assured over the entire base area.

Subject Headings: Gravity dams | Uplifting behavior | Pore pressure

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