Session Start Date

6-1-1988

Abstract

The left bank of Ichari Diversion Dam was anticipated unstable because of toe submergence and drawdown effects after the construction of the dam, on the weak geological formations. Extensive laboratory and field investigations were carried out to determine the extent of stabilising measures needed. The proposals of providing pretensioned steel anchors or alternatively, reinforced concrete shaft anchors were considered in details to obviate the possibility of deep seated slides. The choice fell in favour of R.C. anchors mainly because there is no uncertainty about their in situ strength. These anchors were provided in two rows (one having vertical and other inclined anchors) at 9.0m spacing. The design of these anchors was done as continuous space frame with ultimate load theory. The two rows are connected at the top with a 6.0m thick concrete slab (monolith). A massive concrete retaining wall of 9.0m height rests on this slab with provision of shear keys. Above this elevation, concrete bocks and boulder pitching, with back filters, have been used to stabilise the slope at a gradient of 1.5:1 (H:V) in the hill wash material zone.

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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Treatment of Left Bank Slopes of Ichari Dam

The left bank of Ichari Diversion Dam was anticipated unstable because of toe submergence and drawdown effects after the construction of the dam, on the weak geological formations. Extensive laboratory and field investigations were carried out to determine the extent of stabilising measures needed. The proposals of providing pretensioned steel anchors or alternatively, reinforced concrete shaft anchors were considered in details to obviate the possibility of deep seated slides. The choice fell in favour of R.C. anchors mainly because there is no uncertainty about their in situ strength. These anchors were provided in two rows (one having vertical and other inclined anchors) at 9.0m spacing. The design of these anchors was done as continuous space frame with ultimate load theory. The two rows are connected at the top with a 6.0m thick concrete slab (monolith). A massive concrete retaining wall of 9.0m height rests on this slab with provision of shear keys. Above this elevation, concrete bocks and boulder pitching, with back filters, have been used to stabilise the slope at a gradient of 1.5:1 (H:V) in the hill wash material zone.