CE 428: Earth and Rockfill Dams

CE 428:  Earth and Rockfill Dams


Earth Dams, their purpose.  Typical sections and their relative advantages.  Design of economical sections based on the material available.


Factors affecting the selection of sites for the dams, features of the best site, preparation of foundations and their treatment.


Stability of earth dam, various causes for settlement and cracking, their measurements.


Compaction control during the construction of dams, methods of measuring the field and moisture content.

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