• Hydraulic and stability analysis of the supporting layer of wedge-shaped blocks 

        Author(s):San Mauro, J.; Larese, A.; Salazar, F.; Irazábal, J.; Morán, R.; Toledo, M. Á.
        Date Issued:2016-09
        Format:born digital; proceedings (reports)
        Wedge shaped blocks (WSB) are attracting increasing attention as protection against overtopping for earth and rock-fill dams. However, there are limited examples of application and some aspects of the technology merit ...
      • Wedge-shaped blocks: a historical review 

        Author(s):Morán, R.
        Date Issued:2016-09
        Format:born digital; proceedings (reports)
        The article aims to be an introduction to the history of the wedge-shaped blocks technology. As it is well known, the WSBs protection system was born in the middle of 20th century in the former Soviet Union. Even though ...
      • Overflow for the complete failure of the downstream shell of a rockfill dam 

        Author(s):Alves, R. M.; Toledo, M. Á.; Morán, R.
        Date Issued:2016-09
        Format:born digital; proceedings (reports)
        This paper presents the results of experimental research using physical models regarding the failure of the downstream shoulder of rockfill dams caused by overtopping. The aim of this investigation is to analyze how different ...
      • Model for the analysis of the structural failure of the clay core in rockfill dams due to overtopping, A 

        Author(s):Ricoy, L. F.; Toledo, M. Á.; Morán, R.
        Date Issued:2016-09
        Format:born digital; proceedings (reports)
        In 2014 the Dam Safety Research Group (SERPA) of the Technical University of Madrid performed several tests to assess the behavior of rockfill dams in overtopping scenarios. A structural failure pattern of the clay core ...
      • Advances in the understanding of the hydraulic behavior of wedge-shape block spillways 

        Author(s):Caballero, F. J.; Toledo, M. Á.; Morán, R.; San Mauro, J.; Salazar, F.
        Date Issued:2016-09
        Format:born digital; proceedings (reports)
        The technology of wedge shaped blocks (WSB) for spillways has had a rising development through the last forty years, and has proved its reliability for practical applications with spillways executed during the last decade. ...