"The so-termed: "Multiple", or "Scallop-Arched" dam, as its name implies, is one composed of a series of arches, either semi-circular or segmental in plan. These arches were first vertical but were later inclined downstream, when the engineers recognized the value of the weight of water in increasing the resisting moment. The thrust of these arches, due to the water pressure and the weight of the arch itself, is transmitted directly to the buttresses. There are numerous advantages to this type of dam over that of the gravity type"--Introduction, page 1.
Harris, Elmo Golightly, 1861-1944
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
B.S. in Civil Engineering
Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy
ii, 40 pages
© 1924 Guy Robert Scott, All rights reserved.
Thesis - Open Access
Arch dams -- Design and construction
Strains and stresses
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Scott, Guy Robert, "The analysis of stresses and design of multiple-arch dam" (1924). Bachelors Theses. 114.