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Cryogenic Landslides at Dam Abutments

  • Ninel KrivonogovaEmail author
  • Stanislav Panov
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Part of the Environmental Science and Engineering book series (ESE)

Abstract

The Svetlinskaya HPP is located on the Vilyui River in the north-eastern part of Russia, in the zone of continuous permafrost. The hydroelectric complex includes two earth and rockfill dams and run-of-river hydraulic power plant. The steep left bank is represented by permanently frozen rock with marks of ancient preglacial landslides. Inevitable melting of this rock massif after filling of the reservoir can trigger potentially dangerous landslide processes. This paper describes engineering measures aimed at reducing dangerous impacts of these processes on operational safety of the Svetlinskaya HPP hydroelectric complex.

Keywords

Permafrost Thaw process Landslide Hydraulic structure Dam Grout curtain Frozen curtain 

References

  1. Fedoseev VI, Shishov IN, Pekhtin VA, Krivonogova NF, Kagan AA (2009) Antiseepage curtains of hydroengineering structures on permafrost. In: Serov AA (ed) Design and construction experience. B.E. Vedeneev VNIIG Publishing House, St. Petersburg (in Russian)Google Scholar
  2. Ziskovich VH, Krivonogova NF (1986) The influence of goecryological characteristics of construction site on design decisions for Viluiskaya HPP-III. Power Eng Constr 8:53–56 (in Russian)Google Scholar

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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.JSC Vedeneyev VNIIGSt. PetersburgRussia

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