Power Technology and Engineering

, Volume 52, Issue 6, pp 617–621 | Cite as

Use of Proluvial Deposits for Constructing Earth Dams

  • S. V. BortkevichEmail author

The natural characteristics of the formation of proluvial deposits necessitates regulating their particle size distribution and moisture content before placement in the dam body. Soil material can be created from proluvial deposits for various zones of the dam body, including rubble-clay soil for impervious components, which with proper compaction, is characterized by high seepage, piping, and mechanical strength as well as small compressibility. It is advisable to carry out quality control of compaction of such soil on the basis of fines.


proluvial deposits dam control of particle size distribution of soil fines density fines moisture content soil compaction seepage and piping strength of soil 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.JSC Design, Survey, and Research Bureau “GITEST”MoscowRussia

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