Arch Dams: Design and Observation of Arch Dams in Portugal

by M. Rocha,
J.L. Serafim,
A.F. da Silveira,

Serial Information: Journal of the Power Division, 1956, Vol. 82, Issue 3, Pg. 1-49

Document Type: Journal Paper


Design, model testing, and field observation of six arch dams ranging in height from 60 to 135 m, enabled later designs to be modified to gain increased economy with safety; model studies determined stress conditions at irregularities in foundation and around special structures in arch.

Subject Headings: Arch dams | Foundation design | Field tests | Hydraulic models | Structural models | Dam foundations | Structural safety | Dam safety | Portugal | Europe

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