Earth and Rockfill Dams: Principles for Design and Construction
This text methodically demonstrates the basic rules for the design criteria of earthfill and rockfill dams. It expertly guides the reader from preliminary work through the design of various embankment dams and on to the construction and finally the control of safety in completed structures.
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INVESTIGATIONS OF THE SUBSTRATA AND THE NATURAL
TYPES OF DAMS
ASSESSMENT OF THE PERFORMANCE OF DAMS
DESIGN OF EARTH AND ROCKFILL DAMS
abutments asphaltic concrete Atterberg limits bentonite boreholes clay coarse cofferdam cohesive soils compressible concrete face construction materials core material cracks crest dam body dam with earth deformation density depth diaphragm downstream shell drainage drilling earth core earthquake embankment dams end of construction erosion example excavation face sealing filter foundation area full supply level grain size gravel greywacke grout curtain grouting horizontal hydraulic fracturing ICOLD impervious impounding interface internal sealing joint layer liquid limit load maximum measuring membrane method mudstone non-cohesive soils optimum particles permeability piezometers plasticity index pore-water pressure protective reservoir riprap rock rockfill dam rockfill material samples sand sealing element sealing of asphaltic Section seepage settlements shear strength shell material shotcrete shown in Figure silt siltstone slope stability strain structure surface Table thickness tion transition zones trench triaxial tests typical unit weight upstream water content water level waterstop width