Session Start Date

6-1-1988

Abstract

The topography, geology, foundation conditions and geotechnical properties of the rock units play a dominant role in the selection of type of a dam. It is usually difficult to determine initially, what particular type of dam is technically feasible and economically viable, for a particular dam site. In selecting the most suitable type of dam, a thorough consideration is given to the characteristic of each type of dam. Before the final selection of the type of dam, detailed evaluation is made of location, topography, geology, foundation condition, geological structure, seismicity, depth of the overburden in the valley section, geotechnical properties of various rock units etc. The paper deals only with the geological problems and geotechnical properties of rock of Kbajuri Kacb and Mangi Dam in Pakistan. It has been demonstrated, as to how far the geology and geotechnical features of rock units have affected the selection of the type of the dam for these two dam sites.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering

Meeting Name

Second Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

6-1-1988

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 1988 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Effects of Geology and Geotechnical Properties of Rocks for the Selection of Type of Dams

The topography, geology, foundation conditions and geotechnical properties of the rock units play a dominant role in the selection of type of a dam. It is usually difficult to determine initially, what particular type of dam is technically feasible and economically viable, for a particular dam site. In selecting the most suitable type of dam, a thorough consideration is given to the characteristic of each type of dam. Before the final selection of the type of dam, detailed evaluation is made of location, topography, geology, foundation condition, geological structure, seismicity, depth of the overburden in the valley section, geotechnical properties of various rock units etc. The paper deals only with the geological problems and geotechnical properties of rock of Kbajuri Kacb and Mangi Dam in Pakistan. It has been demonstrated, as to how far the geology and geotechnical features of rock units have affected the selection of the type of the dam for these two dam sites.