NAMBE FALLS DAM -- FIRST MECHANICALLY PRESTRESSED CONCRETE DAM IN U.S.

An unusual combination of a curved earth embankment, a concrete gravity thrust block, and concrete thin arch prestressed with embedded vertical flat jacks has created Nambe Falls Dam, reported to be the first mechanically prestressed arch dam in the United States. Engineering statistics, details of design and construction history, area geology and testing are presented and discussed. In particular, details of the design and operation of the hydraulically inflatable flat jacks are explored.

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  • Accession Number: 00173965
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 14 1978 12:00AM