Session Start Date

5-6-1984

Abstract

A review of failure mechanisms previously suggested for Teton Dam indicated that they were not fully supported by all the available data. The original mechanisms are reviewed and a failure initiation mechanism is then proposed which does satisfy all the available data, and laboratory tests supporting this mechanism are presented. Additional lessons to be learned from the failure are listed.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering

Meeting Name

First Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

5-6-1984

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 1984 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Reconsideration of Failure Initiating Mechanisms for Teton Dam

A review of failure mechanisms previously suggested for Teton Dam indicated that they were not fully supported by all the available data. The original mechanisms are reviewed and a failure initiation mechanism is then proposed which does satisfy all the available data, and laboratory tests supporting this mechanism are presented. Additional lessons to be learned from the failure are listed.