Estimating Uplift in Cracks in Concrete Dams

by B. Amadei, Univ of Colorado, Boulder, CO, USA,
T. Illangasekare, Univ of Colorado, Boulder, CO, USA,
C. Chinnaswamy, Univ of Colorado, Boulder, CO, USA,
D. I. Morris, Univ of Colorado, Boulder, CO, USA,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Waterpower '91: A New View of Hydro Resources

Abstract: Results are presented of a three year research program on the modeling of uplift pressures in cracks in concrete gravity dams, and the effectiveness of drains in reducing those pressures. A combination of mathematical models and laboratory and field tests was used.

Subject Headings: Concrete dams | Gravity dams | Model tests | Mathematical models | Cracking | Hydraulic models | Uplifting behavior | Mathematics

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