Hydrotechnical Construction

, Volume 10, Issue 7, pp 705–709 | Cite as

Experience gained with the use of rock material from weathered strata for an earth-and-rockfill dam (discussion of construction standards)

  • N. P. Lushnov


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    Rock materials containing up to 30% weathered rock possess adequately high structural properties and can be used for the construction of earth-and-rockfill dams. The use of these materials is one of the basic factors responsible for a significant reduction in capital outlays in hydraulic construction, up to 20% for the project in question.

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    The presence within allowable limits (according to Standard Norms and Specifications II-53-73) of clayey particles in the end products of weathering, which form under natural conditions during the service life of a structure, serves as the basic criterion for solving the problem of the applicability of rock material from weathered strata.



Structural Property Power Generation Service Life Power Engineer Renewable Energy Source 
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© American Society of Civil Engineers 1976

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