Gupta, R.N. and Mukherjee, K.P. and Singh, B. (1986) Methods to Estimate the Design parameters of Underground Dams to Contain Water. IMMA Review , 23 (3&4). pp. 3-16.

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The paper describes the approaches used for design of underground dams in different countries. The merits and demerits of design methods are critically discussed. An approach based on thick plate theory developed by the authors is presented. The factors which govern the thickness of a dam are outlined. The influence of blasting on dam design and a method to estimate the dynamic stresses due to blasting is suggested. In authors’ view only arch shape dam of cement concrete should be constructed. If the thickness of a dam exceeds 3 to 4 m, a multistage dam is suggested. A case study and design details are included in the paper for guidance.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Envieronmental Management Group
Depositing User: Dr. Satyendra Kumar Singh
Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2012 05:21
Last Modified: 21 Mar 2012 05:21

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