Recent Development in Geotechnical Engineering for Hydro Projects

by Fred H. Kulhawy, Cornell Univ., Ithaca N.Y.,

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-269-2 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-269-X (ISBN-10), 1981, Soft Cover, Pg. v, 247
22 cm
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Conference information: Embankment Dam Instrumentation Performance, Engineering Geology Aspects, Rock Mechanics Studies | New York, New York, United States | May 11-12, 1981

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book - Proceedings


Eleven of the papers presented at three sessions of the ASCE Geotechnical Engineering Division at the 1981 International Convention are included. The papers are divided into two subjects: Instrumentation reliability and long-term performance monitoring of embankment dams and Engineering geology and rock mechanics of large hydro projects. Specific dams examined include those in western Canada, Britian and Brazil, the Tarbella Dam in Pakistan and the EL Infiernillo Dam in Mexico; the Dinorwic underground caverns (and the pumped storage scheme) in Wales are also explored. Topics of concern include: computer analysis, dam construction, excavation, foundations, instrumentation, monitoring, piezometers, stress and underground support design. Paper titles include, Piezometers in Earth Dam Impervious Sections, and In-Situ Stress Measurements in Hydro Projects. Illustrations and charts are included.

Subject Headings: Earthfill dams | Geotechnical engineering | Developing countries | Instrumentation | Computer analysis | Stress analysis | Dam foundations | Foundation construction | Canada | Brazil | South America | Pakistan | Asia | Mexico | Wales | United Kingdom


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