Accession Number:

ADA001523

Title:

Finite Element Analysis of Transverse Cracking in Low-Embankment Dams.

Descriptive Note:

Rept. no. 5 (Final),

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY OFFICE OF RESEARCH SERVICES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

98.0

Abstract:

The objective of this research was to study some of the factors leading to transverse cracking in low-embankment dams using finite element analyses. The factors studied were 1 the analysis procedure, gravity turn-on or construction sequence, 2 the magnitude and time of occurrence of the settlement of the dam, 3 the stress-strain characteristics of the dam material, and 4 the shape of the abutment profile.

Subject Categories:

  • Soil Mechanics
  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE