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Foundation of a gravity dam on layered soft rock: shear strength of bedding planes in laboratory and large "in situ" tests

Author
Alonso, E.; Pinyol, N.M.; Pineda, J.A.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
Geotechnical and geological engineering
Date of publication
2014-12
Volume
32
Number
6
First page
1439
Last page
1450
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10706-013-9670-2 Open in new window
Project funding
BIA2008-06614 Rotura progresiva y reactivación de grandes deslizamientos: Análisis, predicción y riesgos
SAFELAND-Living with Landslide Risks in Europe: assessment, effects of global change and risk management strategies
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/122942 Open in new window
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/257564365_Foundation_of_a_Gravity_Dam_on_Layered_Soft_Rock_Shear_Strength_of_Bedding_Planes_in_Laboratory_and_Large_In_Situ_Tests Open in new window
URL
http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10706-013-9670-2 Open in new window
Abstract
A 100 m high gravity dam (Castrovido dam, Burgos, Spain) is founded on a soft Weald red claystone with inter-bedded sandstone strata. Claystone weathering was identified in vertical and horizontal profiles of water content and dry density. Peak and residual strength of rock matrix is given in the paper. Clay and sandstone layers dip 15–20 in the upstream direction. Dam stability is essentially controlled by the available shear strength at the sedimentation planes. Block samples were recovered ...
Citation
Alonso, E., Pinyol, N.M., Pineda, J.A. Foundation of a gravity dam on layered soft rock: shear strength of bedding planes in laboratory and large "in situ" tests. "Geotechnical and geological engineering", Desembre 2014, vol. 32, núm. 6, p. 1439-1450.
Keywords
Dam foundation, In situ shearing tests, Sedimentation planes, Shear strength
Group of research
MSR - Soil and Rock Mechanics

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