Current Trends in Design and Construction of Embankment Dams

by Stanley D. Wilson,
Raul J. Marsal,

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-197-8 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-197-9 (ISBN-10), 1979, Soft Cover, Pg. 125
Prepared for the Committee on International Relations, International Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD) and Geotechnical Div. ASCE
Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book


This report is concerned primarily with the embankment itself although foundation and abutment treatment are considered essential elements of the embankment. It covers a broad range of relevant issues in the constructions of embankment dams. Topics it covers include failures and incidents of the past decade, field explorations and in-situ testing, laboratory testing, embankment design, construction, instrumentation, stress-strain analysis, field performance, and special problems. This report will be of interest to both practitioners and researchers working with the design and construction of embankment dams.

Subject Headings: Embankment dams | Field tests | Laboratory tests | Infrastructure construction | Failure analysis | Safety | Instrumentation | Stress strain relations


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