arch-gravity dam

arch-gravity dam

[′ärch ¦grav·əd·ē ‚dam]
(civil engineering)
An arch dam stabilized by gravity due to great mass and breadth of the base.
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Serious crack problems have also occurred during the operation of the Dworshak solid gravity dam in America, the Sayano-Shushenskaya arch-gravity dam in Russia, and the Xiaowan arch dam in China [3-5].
The application case considered here involves the Chencun concrete arch-gravity dam, with crest elevation of 126.3 m and a maximum dam height of 76.3 m, which is located in China.
Gaziev, "Inclines of horizontal sections of Sayano-Shushenskaya arch-gravity dam," Power Technology and Engineering, vol.
[7] studied diagnostic damage analysis of a concrete arch-gravity dam based on seasonal hydrostatic loading considering thermal effects.
Mouvet, "Behavior analysis of the vieuxemosson arch-gravity dam under thermal loads," Dam Engineering, vol.