The Construction of New Victoria Dam, Australia

by Robert J. Wark, Water Authority of Western Australia, Leederville, Australia,
Warwick T. Dart, Water Authority of Western Australia, Leederville, Australia,
Graeme B. Mann, Water Authority of Western Australia, Leederville, Australia,
Brian R. Gillon, Water Authority of Western Australia, Leederville, Australia,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Roller Compacted Concrete III

Abstract: The paper discusses various aspects of the construction of the New Victoria Dam, a 52 m high, high-paste content RCC dam constructed near Perth, Western Australia. The mix design and its relationship to placement of the RCC, densities and workability are described. Construction in 1991 has been carried out in a hot environment and cooling of the RCC has been a feature of the project. The use of a local Class F fly ash which has some unusual properties also posed special problems.

Subject Headings: Infrastructure construction | Concrete dams | Dams | Roller-compacted concrete | Recycling | Fly ash | Aggregates | Australia | Victoria | Western Australia

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