Behavior of Urugua-I Dam

by Andres C. Lorenzo, SADE, Buenos Aires, Argentina,
Silvio S. Calivari, SADE, Buenos Aires, Argentina,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Roller Compacted Concrete III


URUGUA-I with its 76 m height is one of the higher lean roller compacted concrete dams. The project includes some outstanding features like the very low cement content and a PVC membrane as impervious barrier. The dam is now in service and this paper describes its behaviour during the first filling of the reservoir. Seepage and thermal cracking are emphasized as the most interesting aspects in comparison with other dams.

Subject Headings: Concrete dams | Membranes | Seepage | Cracking | Roller-compacted concrete | Compaction (material) | Cement | Polymer | South America | Central America

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