Pore Pressure in Concrete Dams

by C.H. Zee,

Serial Information: Journal of the Power Division, 1958, Vol. 84, Issue 2, Pg. 1-11

Document Type: Journal Paper


Mechanics of uplift force acting within concrete body is presented first by conceiving concrete as space frame structural body; thus idea of effective uplift area is explained; furthermore, as water percolates through space frame structural body, seepage force occurs; resultant of uplift and seepage forces is pore pressure force.

Subject Headings: Space frames | Concrete dams | Concrete frames | Uplifting behavior | Pore pressure | Space structures | Concrete structures | Seepage

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