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Performance of RCC used for overtopping protection and spillways
Contributor:Hansen, Kenneth D.; Fitzgerald, Thomas J.
Roller-compacted concrete (RCC) has become the most widely accepted method for providing safe overtopping protection for embankment dams in the United States. The concept consists of placing horizontal layers of erosion ...
Applications of numerical methods in design and evaluation of overtopping protection systems
Contributor:Salazar, F.; San Mauro, J.; Larese, A.; Irazábal, J.; Morán, R.; Oñate, E.; Toledo, M. Á.
The development of overtopping protection systems often requires detailed analyses of complex physical phenomena. This hinders the comprehensive knowledge of their behavior, and therefore the development of suitable design ...
ACB armoring potential failure modes at dam embankments and spillways
Contributor:Schweiger, Paul; Shaffer, Darin; Nadeau, Jim
Over the past 26 years numerous embankment dams and earth-cut spillways in the United States have been armored using Articulating Concrete Blocks (ACBs) to provide erosion protection. Several dams and spillways armored ...