Tehri Rockfill Dam

by B. V.K. Lavania, Exec. Engr.; Tehri Dam Designs, Roorkee, U.P., India,

Serial Information: Journal of the Geotechnical Engineering Division, 1975, Vol. 101, Issue 9, Pg. 963-976

Document Type: Journal Paper


The 260-m high rockfill dam of the Tehri Project in India is to be placed at a site that has complex geology. The dam foundation will be of highly jointed and sheared phyllitic rocks. The region is also seismically active. The design and construction problems examined are: (1) The location of the dam axis; (2) the dam section; (3) the approach to static and dynamic stability analysis; and (4) the foundation treatment.

Subject Headings: Dam foundations | Rockfill dams | Rock fills | Earthfill dams | Foundation design | Dynamic analysis | Developing countries | Rocks | India | Asia

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