Stress Analysis and Special Problems of Prestressed Dams

by O.C. Zienkiewicz,
R.W. Gerstner,

Serial Information: Journal of the Power Division, 1961, Vol. 87, Issue 1, Pg. 7-46

Document Type: Journal Paper


Development and use of cable methods of prestressing as applied to dams; techniques currently in use are examined; problem of stress distribution within foundation and near base of dam is found by superposition of known elasticity solutions with finite difference correction; results of analysis are discussed and general conclusions arrived at; method for simplified analysis is presented. (35 refs.)

Subject Headings: Stress analysis | Cables | Dam foundations | Elastic analysis | Prestressing | Dams | Finite difference method | Stress distribution

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