Foz do Areia Dam—Design, Construction, and Behaviourby Nelson L. de S. Pinto,
Pedro L. Marques Filho,
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Abstract: 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: Construction management | Concrete dams | Earthfill dams | Rockfill dams | Structural behavior | Developing countries | Rivers and streams | Structural design | Brazil | South America
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