Concrete Face Rockfill Dams—Design, Construction, and Performance

by J. Barry Cooke, (F.ASCE), Owner; J. Barry Cooke, Inc., Holiday Plaza, Suite 400, San Rafael, CA 94903,
James L. Sherard, (F.ASCE), Consulting Engr.; 3483 Kurtz St., San Diego, CA 92110,

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-503-7 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-503-6 (ISBN-10), 1985, Soft Cover, Pg. 664

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Conference information: ASCE Convention 1985 | Detroit, Michigan, United States | October 21, 1985

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book - Proceedings


Concrete face rockfill dams are being used with greater frequency and to greater heights in the last decade. The developments leading to this progress are many and are addressed in the papers included in this book. Major features contributing to progress are the development and use of the smooth drum vibratory roller and design improvements in the cut-off to the foundation and concrete face slabs and joints. Papers on the performance of the existing modern dams, rockfill zoning, dam construction, and seismic analysis, and dams currently under design are included. Details are presented on dams constructed of gravel and low compressive strength rock and dams on poor foundations, as well as on dams of high compressive strength rockfill on excellent non-erodible foundations.

Subject Headings: Rockfill dams | Rock fills | Concrete dams | Infrastructure construction | Concrete construction | Dam foundations | Compressive strength | Foundation design


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