Estimation of Uplift Pressure in Cracks in Concrete Gravity Dams

by Bernard Amadei, Univ of Colorado, United States,
Tissa Illangasekare, Univ of Colorado, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering

Abstract: This paper presents an analytical solution to predict uplift pressures in cracks in concrete gravity dams. It is shown that drainage systems are effective in reducing such pressures.

Subject Headings: Gravity dams | Cracking | Concrete dams | Uplifting behavior | Drainage systems | Permeability (soil)

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