Analysis of Spillway Failures by Uplift Pressure

by Thomas E. Hepler, US Bureau of Reclamation, United States,
Perry L. Johnson, US Bureau of Reclamation, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering

Abstract: Results of a model study to evaluate the development of uplift pressures beneath concrete chutes are presented. Two spillway failures are described to support the study results. Common design features to control or prevent uplift pressure development are provided.

Subject Headings: Uplifting behavior | Failure analysis | Model analysis | Hydraulic design | Stream channels | Spillways | Hydraulic models | Model tests

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