Foz do Areia Dam—Design, Construction, and Behaviour

by Nelson L. de S. Pinto,
Pedro L. Marques Filho,
Edilberto Maurer,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Concrete Face Rockfill Dams—Design, Construction, and Performance

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The 525 ft (160 m) high Foz do Areia dam in the Iguacu River, Parana, Brazil, built by 'Companhia Paranaense de Energia - COPEL', between 1975-1980, is part of the 2500 MW 'Governador Bento Munhoz da Rocha Netto' powerplant. The main features of its design and construction are described and commented. Updated figures concerning its 4. 5-year performance up to February 1985 are given and demonstrate the excellent behavior of the rockfill dam.

Subject Headings: Concrete dams | Earthfill dams | Rivers and streams | Power plants | Material properties | Concrete structures | Structural design | Developing countries | Brazil | South America

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