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


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

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