Accession Number : ADA192819

Title :   Repair, Evaluation, Maintenance, and Rehabilitation Research Program: Repair of Dam Intake Structures and Conduits: Case Histories.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS STRUCTURES LAB

Personal Author(s) : Campbell, Roy L , Sr ; Bean, Dennis L

PDF Url : ADA192819

Report Date : Jan 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 108

Abstract : Based on a survey of inspection reports, 29 percent of the maintenance and repair problems at Corps dams were observed in intake structures and conduits. Repairs to these structures did not perform as desired in better than 40 percent of the reported efforts and with better than 21 percent reported as failed. A number of products whose manufacturer's literature indicated that their products were suited for application in a wet environment such as that found in intake structures and conduits failed. In some instances, the repair technique was at fault. In others, the product failed to perform as indicated. This report documents selected repair efforts to intake structures and conduits and presents them in a case history format that includes a project description and a history of the repair efforts. The project description identifies principle project features and gives a detail description of the deficiency being repaired to include its history and cause (if known). The descriptions of repair efforts are presented chronologically for each project and include a detailed description of the repair products and techniques used and the performance of the repair (if known). The two most common types of concrete deficiencies being repaired were leakage from cracks and joints and cavitation erosion damage to conduit passageways immediately downstream of gates.

Descriptors :   *CONDUITS, *REPAIR, *DAMS, *MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT, CAVITATION, CONCRETE, CRACKS, DAMAGE, DEFICIENCIES, EROSION, FORMATS, HISTORY, INSPECTION, MOISTURE, REHABILITATION, REPORTS, SURVEYS

Subject Categories : Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE