A review of Permanent control of embankment dam stability during construction

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Volume-22 Number-7
Year of Publication : 2015
Authors : Abolfazl Kianpouri, Masoud dehghani
DOI :  10.14445/22315381/IJETT-V22P262


Abolfazl Kianpouri, Masoud dehghani"A review of Permanent control of embankment dam stability during construction", International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT), V22(7),296-299 April 2015. ISSN:2231-5381. www.ijettjournal.org. published by seventh sense research group

Permanent control of embankment dam stability during construction, the first impounding and also during utilization of the project, is a significant issue. Instrumentation of such dams which monitor the dam behavior, plays an important role in the dam stability. Regarding that an earth dam is a continuous structure with non-linear behavior, finite element method and appropriate soil modeling could be employed for non-linear analysis.Deformation of an earth dam is a complex process in which one should consider thenonlinear behaviour of the construction material, interaction between the structure andthe underlying soil and rock strata, influence of water load on the structure and on thefoundation bedrock, and the effects of water saturation. Also the deformations and stresses that develop in embankment dams duringthe construction phase are presented and illustrated by analyzing the behaviour of oneof the most important structures of the La Grande Hydroelectric Complex.


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Embankment dam, geotechnical parameters, deformation and stress modeling, stability of dam.