DESIGN OF BENMORE EARTH DAM

The paper describes aspects of design for the earth dam at Benmore. The dam, of rolled fill with central core and shoulders of river gravels and rockfill, is 360ft high. General considerations of site conditions and design requirements leading to the form of the dam are discussed. In describing methods of testing material for design data and the stability analysis carried out the author outlines a method of "semi-total-stress" analysis to allow for pore-pressure changes during earthquake loading. Modifications in design arising from construction experience are outlined, installations for dam performance measurements are described, and their results to date are given.

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    New Zealand Inst of Engrs, Technical Pub/Ltd

    175 Vivian Street, C.P.O. 3047
    Wellington,   New Zealand 
  • Authors:
    • Jones, O T
  • Publication Date: 1965-1

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Serial:
    • NEW ZEALAND ENGINEERING
    • Volume: 20
    • Issue Number: 1
    • Publisher: Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand
    • ISSN: 0028-808X

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  • Accession Number: 00263826
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 9 1975 12:00AM