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arch dam

n
(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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The current tallest dam is the 305m-tall Jinping-I Dam, a concrete arch dam on the Jinping bend of the Yalong River in Liangshan, Sichuan, China.
I spent several years in South Africa where I was in a senior position building a 110m high concrete double curvature arch dam and hydro electric power station on the Orange river.
The 13-mile ride on a batterypowered e-bike from the mountain resort to the monumental Mauvoisin arch dam was a revelation.
The dam Zervreila with the 150 m high arch dam was put into operation 1958th Now, after 58 years of operation, individual parts of the system need to be rehabilitated.
Section 4 offers a case analysis of radial deformation monitoring data obtained in the pendulums of a super-high arch dam.
That was later replaced with a thirty-nine-foot gravity arch dam in 1927, which Ketchikan Power Utility purchased in 1957.
It is the longest arch dam in Europe and was famously used in the James Bond film, Goldeneye.
The first RCC arch dam was constructed in the world is Kenllpoort dam, which was completed in S.
But if you'd like to venture out of the city you can visit the snow clad Sierra de Guaddarama mountains via the El Atazar arch dam which sits on the Lozoya river.
Among specific topics are the dynamics of a single elastic body under large rigid rotation, predicting nonlinear contact force of piston skirt and cylinder liner under the function of clap force, the reliability analysis of an arch dam considering temperature change field, a comparison and analysis of permafrost railway subgrade settlement deformation monitoring, and the real-time monitoring of stress in marine derricks based on environmental loads.
completed Glines Canyon Dam, a 210-foot concrete arch dam, in 1927,
TEHRAN -- Iranian Energy Minister Majid Namjou has announced that Tehran has rejected a Chinese contractor's bid to construct the world's tallest arch dam in Iran and has accepted the bid of a domestic contractor.