Accession Number:

ADA346463

Title:

Roller-Compacted Concrete (RCC) Dams; Report 1, Laboratory Characterization of RCC Cores from Elk Creek Dam, Trail, Oregon

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. Feb 96-Sep 97

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS

Report Date:

1998-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

148.0

Abstract:

Ths report documents the results from a laboratory mechanical property investigation of large-diameter, roller-compacted concrete RCC core samples obtained from the main Elk Creek Dam, Trail, Oregon. The test matrix included 10 unconfined compression tests, 13 unconfined tension direct pull tests, 8 triaxial compression tests, 16 direct shear tests, and 7 splitting tensile strength tests. Eight of the direct shear tests and six of the unconfined tension tests were performed for the purpose of characterizing the strength properties of the interfaces between the RCC lifts. All tests were performed quasi-statically on air-dry specimens of the RCC. In addition, an extensive suite of nondestructive pulse velocity tests were performed on the cores to assess the degree of anisotropy in the RCC. This included numerous P-compression, Sa-shear waves vibrating in the axial plane, and Sr-shear waves vibrating in a radial or cross-axis plane wave speed determinations measured radially through the core with propagation directions oriented 0, 45, 90, and 135 deg from the right-abutment side of the dam core. Axial P- and Sa-wave velocities were determined for each mechanical property test specimen prior to being mechanically deformed.

Subject Categories:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE