A Study of Deformations in Concrete Faced Rockfill Dams
This paper presents the results of studies on the behavior of certain concrete faced rockfill dams (CFRD), which were conducted during the Basic Design of Machadinho dam in Brazil. The...

The Xingō Rockfill Dam
The concrete-face rockfill dam of the 5,000MW Xingo Hydroelectric Project in Brazil, is at the bidding stage at the present time. The dam has a maximum height of 460 ft (140m) and the...

Segredo Dam: Basic Design Aspects
Segredo dam, located immediately downstream of Foz do Areia in the Iguacu river, Parana, Brazil, is the next concrete face rockfill dam to be built by 'Companhia Paranaense...

Machadinho Dam in Brazil
This paper presents the reasons for selection of a concrete-face rockfill dam for Machadinho Hydroelectric Project in Brazil. It also describes the main characteristics of the dam, as...

Itá Dam—Selection of Type
This paper describes the studies carried out for the type of dam selection for the Ita Hydroelectric Project. Drastic rainfall conditions, large river diversion flows and an abundance...

Itaipu, South America's Grande Dame
When fully operational, the Itaipu hydropower project, located along the Parana River between Brazil and Paraguay, will be the world's largest. In 1989, it is expected to...

Dynamic Testing and Analysis of Garoupa PGP-1 Piles

Resilient Characteristics of Brazilian Soils
Resilient properties of twenty soil samples from subgrades, sub-bases, and mechanical stabilized soil bases of flexible pavements in the South and Southeast of Brazil were evaluated. Soils...

Unsteady Water Quality Model for River Network
A complex river network system consisting of branches and loops is sometimes complicated by downstream effects from tides, lakes, and other factors. The management of water quality in...

Recent Development in Geotechnical Engineering for Hydro Projects
Eleven of the papers presented at three sessions of the ASCE Geotechnical Engineering Division at the 1981 International Convention are included. The papers are divided into two subjects:...

Computer Control of the Sao Paulo Water System

Modeling the Sao Paulo Water Transmission System

Engineering Geology of Dam Foundations on Basalt Flows of the Upper Parana Basin, Brazil

Stand-Off Force on Ships Moored in Strong Current

Pile Field Support Prefabricated Plants Floated into Place
A unique pile support system, combined with earth dikes and superflooding inside an earth drydock to found floating, prefabricated plant structures on the piles, is estimated to have saved...

Design Verification for Tropical Oxidation Ponds
In this note the authors will present the results obtained in northeastern Brazil from a series of five pilot scale ponds each having a retention time of 5 days-7 days....

Flow Optimization on a Transportation Network
A demonstration is presented of the Out-of-Kilter Algorithm's usefulness for network flow optimization and transportation planning. Guidelines in the form of input parameters...

Retaining Walls: Taking It From The Top
Since 1958, fully anchored curtain walls have been used increasingly to retain slopes in Brazil where topographic, climatic, and geologic conditions are extremely favorable to landsliding...

Itaipu Project: Stretching Construction and Equipment Limits

Rio-Niteroi Bridge Features Record Girder Span
The six-lane highway bridge between Rio de Janeiro and Niteroi, Brazil, is 8.25 miles (13.3 km) long. There are 5.5 miles (8.9 km) constructed over the open waters of Guanabara Bay. The...

 

 

 

 

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