Machadinho Dam in Brazil

by Regis Danton Corrêa,
Fernando Thielen,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

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


This paper presents the reasons for selection of a concrete-face rockfill dam for Machadinho Hydroelectric Project in Brazil. It also describes the main characteristics of the dam, as conceived during Basic Design.

Subject Headings: Dams | Developing countries | Concrete dams | Dam foundations | Earthfill dams | Rocks | Concrete slabs | Case studies | Brazil | South America

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