Reducing uplift pressure uncertainty with measurements under concrete dams
2013 (English)In: Proceedings ICOLD 2013 International Symposium, Denver: US Society on Dams , 2013, 2551-2560 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
In quantitative risk analyses of concrete dams founded on rock, it is necessary to consider the uplift pressure in the foundation with respect to both mean value and variation. With a more accurately predicted uplift pressure, the calculated probability of failure of the dam can be reduced. This paper proposes a methodology for predicting the current uplift pressure and related uncertainty, based both on pore pressure measurements and on expert judgment. An illustrative example is presented and the suggested methodology is compared with other conceivable approaches. The results are found to be reasonable in most conditions. However, it should be recognized that in risk analyses of dams, more extreme load cases not captured by the measurements also must be considered.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Denver: US Society on Dams , 2013. 2551-2560 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-136565ISBN: 978-1-884575-63-1OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-136565DiVA: diva2:676409
ICOLD 2013 International Symposium, Seattle, Washington. Denver: US Society on Dams
QC 201404152013-12-052013-12-052014-04-15Bibliographically approved