Three-Dimensional Behavior of a Central Core Dam.
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ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS
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A three-dimensional finite element computer program is used to investigate the stress and displacement conditions of a dam situated in a narrow steep-walled valley. Non-linear stress-strain behavior and incremental construction of the dam are included in the analyses. The three-dimensional analyses are compared to the plane strain behavior of a transverse section of the dam and indicate significant differences in the stress behavior. The differences are primarily due to the effect of arching caused by the valley walls. A short discussion of stress conditions leading to conditions favorable to horizontal hydraulic fracturing is also given. Author
- Soil Mechanics
- Civil Engineering