EMBANKMENT DAMS WITH ASPHALTIC CONCRETE CORES - EXPERIENCE AND RECENT TESTS RESULTS

This report presents results of measurements made on the eberlaste dam (28 M high) of settlements reaching up to 2,3 M and of their effect on the asphaltic concrete watertight core. It was observed during the tests that the asphaltic concrete core can easily absorb fairly large shear and bending strains. Recent triaxial tests, where large vertical stresses were applied, gave data useful for the planning of future dams with an asphaltic concrete core over 100 M high. Attention is drawn to the problem of the side support of the core which increases with the height of the dam. For the covering abstract of the conference. /TRRL/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Eleventh International Congress on Large Dams.
  • Corporate Authors:

    International Commission on Large Dams

    Avenue de Wagram 22 et 30
    75008 Paris,   France 

    International Commission on Large Dams

    Avenue de Wagram 22 et 30
    75008 Paris,   France 
  • Authors:
    • Rienossl, K
  • Publication Date: 1973-6-11

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  • Accession Number: 00134114
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Analytic
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 9 1977 12:00AM