Collapse Safety of Arch Dams under Static Loads

by Max A.M. Herzog, (M.ASCE),

Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1979, Vol. 105, Issue 10, Pg. 2113-2117

Document Type: Journal Paper


The purpose of this note is to draw the profession.s attention to a very simple approximate solution of the problem in question. From a comparison of the computed safety factors with those derived from rupture tests on five models and one experimental dam it can be concluded that the proposed analysis is sufficiently accurate for design purposes.

Subject Headings: Arch dams | Dam failures | Structural failures | Dam safety | Failure loads | Model accuracy | Comparative studies | Computer models

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