earth dam


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earth dam

[′ərth ‚dam]
(civil engineering)
A dam having the main section built of earth, sand, or rock, and a core of impervious material such as clay or concrete.
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Considering the earth dam, following factors lead to uncertainty in the assumptions and principles adopted for the analysis and design of dam structures:
The results of 32 earth dam slope protection slabs field investigations shows, that mostly occurred defects and deteriorations of slab are: deterioration of cover layer (11 from 32 objects) and collapsing of junctures (16 from 32 objects), accordingly 30% and 50% of researched objects.
Their second reason is one of lack of definitive information as they state that, "cracking in earth dams has not received the consideration it deserves .
Though the earth dam may be historically important, it's not much to look at and it is dwarfed by the hall that rises far above, even when you are descending the ramp that leads past it to the display area below.
A great earth dam a third of a mile in length held back the waters to form three reservoirs in Earlswood Common.
Tenders are invited for Construction Of Earth Dam From Rd 1950m To 2940m And 3000m To 3460m Of Kanupur Irrigation
The mechanism of the collapse of the earth dam is highly related to the fluctuation of water level and its interaction to the soil material of the dam body [2].
In the following 40 years, its has softened into the landscape, helped by the fact that its earth dam is planted up.
The exact response of an earth dam during an earthquake loading is not clear.
Long-standing stability issues of leaks and slope movements which plagued the dam for decades were eliminated at the dam, formerly the largest earth dam in the world - without disruption of water service for the lake's 250,000 area customers.
In Nowadays, piezometers are use in earth dam to monitoring different parts of earth dam.