Accession Number:

AD0756443

Title:

Three-Dimensional Behavior of a Central Core Dam.

Descriptive Note:

Final research rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

74.0

Abstract:

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

Subject Categories:

  • Soil Mechanics
  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE