gravity dam


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gravity dam

n
(Civil Engineering) a dam whose weight alone is great enough to prevent it from tipping over
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Caption: FIGURE 6: Dimensions and load distribution of gravity dam models (unit: mm).
This gravity dam presents the largest hydraulic architectural feature known in the Maya area.
'All the civil works including tunnel boring, installations of generators and turbines have been completed and filling of composite gravity dam has been started to put it on test,' NJHP Project Director and Chief Engineer Nayyar Allauddin briefed the committee which visited the project site.
Ma, "Application of probabilistic method to stability analysis of gravity dam foundation over multiple sliding planes," Mathematical Problems in Engineering, vol.
A concrete gravity dam 135 m long and 47 m high will be constructed on Neelam River at Nauseri.
It is a concrete gravity dam located nearly 20 km from Nangal town bordering Himachal in Punjab.
'All the civil works including tunnel boring, installations of generators and turbines have been completed and we are prepared to fill the composite Gravity dam to put it on test within two days,' Project director (PD) and Chief Engineer of NJHP Nayyar Allauddin said here today while briefing local journalists.
It may be mentioned here that the Dasu Dam is a gravity dam currently being constructed on the Indus River near Dasu in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province (KPK).
The seepage safety evaluation of a concrete gravity dam is the main task of dam security monitoring.