Arch Dam Analysis with an Electric Analog Computer

by R.H. MacNeal,

Serial Information: Journal of the Engineering Mechanics Division, 1960, Vol. 86, Issue 4, Pg. 127-152

Document Type: Journal Paper


Electrical analogy that simulates elastic deformations of arch dams is described; analogy consists of resistors, transformers, and current generators; results of analog computer analysis of Stevenson Creek Dam are compared with field measurements; design study of Blue Ridge Dam.

Subject Headings: Arch dams | Analogs | Computer analysis | Elastic analysis | Field tests | Computer models | Deformation (mechanics) | Rivers and streams

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