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arch dam

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(Civil Engineering) a dam that is curved in the horizontal plane and usually built of concrete, in which the horizontal thrust is taken by abutments in the sides of a valley. Arch dams must be built on solid rock, as a yielding material would cause a failure
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For example, a narrow canyon is particularly well suited for a single arch dam.
The Yusufeli Dam is an arch dam under construction on the Ecoruh River near Yusufeli in Artvin Province within the eastern Black Sea region of Turkey.
Kamanbedast [4] has studied Discharge Coefficient and near optimal arch dam shape for the Morning Glory Spillway Using Artificial Neural Network and concluded the positive effect of anti-vortex piers on the spillway discharge coefficient.
The plan is to raise the concrete arch dam by 83 feet to an elevation of 425 feet, in order to collect that much more water, bring the flow down the mountainside to a newly built powerhouse, and then use the increased water flow to run up to three generators.
Other topics of the 240 papers include the impact of irrigation diverting water from the Yellow River on the regional water cycle, FEM simulation of temperature and thermal stress in the Xiaowan arch dam, dynamic mesh analysis of propeller characteristics, and a sludge pump with a recessed centrifugal impeller.
In addition to the Olympic venues, the SHM systems are deployed in the 104-story World Trade Center in Shanghai, 66-story Park Hyatt Hotel complex in Beijing, 240 m concrete arch dam in Ertan, 8266 m cable-stayed bridge in Shan-Tou and base-isolated CEA data center in Beijing.
It is Australia s tallest arch dam, and its construction used a unique double curvature that significantly cut costs by reducing the volume of concrete.
The Shahid Abbaspour Dam (also known as Karun-1 Dam) is a large arch dam providing hydroelectricity from the Karun River; it is located about 50 km northeast of Masjed Soleiman, in the province of Khuzestan, Iran, and originally completed in 1976.
Located on the Yalong River in the Sichuan Province of southwest China, the Jinping I Hydropower project will consist of a double-curvature, thin arch dam that, when finished, will stand at 305 meters.
Project Description : Hosler Dam is a concrete arch dam constructed in 1928 in the Ashland Watershed canyon.
As per the report, Turkey has commenced the construction of the world's third giant arch dam and hydro power station in the northeastern city of Artvin on its Georgian border and this both dam and power plant of Turkey's is anticipated to be 270 meters tallest
The Ertan Project includes a 200-meter parabolic double-curvature arch dam (China's first dam over 200 meters high), two diversion tunnels (with the largest cross section in the world), and a mechanical log-passing facility with an annual capacity of 1.