Dover Dam Physical Model Study, Tuscarawas River, Dover OH
ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER VICKSBURG MS COASTAL AND HYDRAULICS LAB
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Dover Dam is located on the Tuscarawas and Muskingum Rivers near Dover, OH. Based on data collected since the dams original construction, it is possible that the dam will be overtopped by the Probable Maximum Flood. Several design alternatives are being considered to address this issue. A physical model study was conducted at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory to collect data for use in a structural stability analysis. During the experiments, pressures were measured and potential erosion areas were noted. Forces exerted on the baffle blocks and stilling basin, as well as the potential undermining of the stilling basin were of major interest during the study.
- Civil Engineering