Concrete dams are successors of masonry dams, however in the mid 90’s embankment dams became more attractive for investors and contractors because of their lower price and construction concept. In an effort to put concrete dams back on the pedestal, engineers came up with a new concept of construction of concrete dams – rolled compacted concrete. It is a completely new material, a combination of the benefits of both embankment dams and concrete dams. In the course of ‘Concrete Dams’ students will get knowledge about history of concrete dams, different types of concrete dams – gravity, buttress, arch dams, arch-gravity, rolled compacted concrete dams, construction elements, analysis of static stability, dynamic stability, the effect of temperature in concrete dams, design of appurtenant structures and more.
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