Control of Cracking in Concrete Gravity Dams

by W.R. Waugh,
J.A. Rhodes,

Serial Information: Journal of the Power Division, 1959, Vol. 85, Issue 5, Pg. 1-20

Document Type: Journal Paper


Fundamental cause of temperature cracking in concrete gravity dams is restraint which accompanies temperature changes; evolution of crack control measures; role of cement factor, cement replacement material, concrete placing temperature, lift thickness, rate of placement, and insulation; current US Army Corps of Engineers practices and results.

Subject Headings: Concrete dams | Gravity dams | Temperature measurement | Cracking | Cement | Thickness | Building insulation | Federal government | United States

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