Uplift Pressures and Strengths for Concrete Gravity Dams

by J. K. Meisenheimer, Stone & Webster Engineering Corp, Denver, United States,
D. I. Morris, Stone & Webster Engineering Corp, Denver, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Waterpower '91: A New View of Hydro Resources


This paper presents an overview of the results of a three year study to compile a database of stability parameters and foundation characteristics for older concrete gravity dams. The database provides a benchmark for results determined by site-specific investigations and, thus, provides credibility when such site data is presented to regulatory authorities in support of dam stability analyses.

Subject Headings: Gravity dams | Concrete dams | Dam foundations | Strength of materials | Uplifting behavior | Tensile strength | Site investigation

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