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) : Palmerton,John B. ; Lefebvre,Guy

Report Date : DEC 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 74

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)

Descriptors :   (*DAMS, FOUNDATIONS(STRUCTURES)), (*SOIL MECHANICS, DAMS), STRESSES, STRAIN(MECHANICS), MATRICES(MATHEMATICS), LOADS(FORCES), FRACTURE(MECHANICS), COMPUTER PROGRAMMING

Subject Categories : Soil Mechanics
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE