The Design of Macagua Concrete Face Rockfill Dam

by Z. Prusza,
K. De Fries,
F. Luque,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

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

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Abstract: This article describes the design characteristics of the concrete face rockfill dam at Macagua, which will have a total length of about 9,200 ft (2,800 m), an average height of 66 ft (20,0 m) and a total volume of 2,6 multiplied by 10**6 cu yds (2 multiplied by 10**6) cubic meters of rockfill. The design of this low and long concrete face rockfill dam, includes several interfaces with concrete structures (powerhouse, spillway and monoliths), and departs in some aspects from the conventional criteria adopted for higher structures.

Subject Headings: Concrete dams | Earthfill dams | Rockfill dams | Rock fills | Dam foundations | Rocks | Foundation design | Venezuela | South America

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