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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dam

A dam is a barrier that stops or restricts the flow of water or underground streams. Reservoirs .... The basic structure dates to the 2nd century AD and is considered one of the oldest water-diversion or .... This transformed dam design from an art based on empirical methodology to a profession based on a rigorously applied ...

www.hydrocoop.org/dam-design-construction-reservoirs-balancing-lakes

Jul 16, 2013 ... Dam design and construction methods for the most usual types of large dams ... This article gives basic data concerning dams and reservoirs, ...

www.usbr.gov/tsc/techreferences/mands/mands-pdfs/SmallDams.pdf

The second edition of' Design of Small Dams has ... condensed to briefly cover only the basic concepts of plan ... water quality implications to dam design and op .

www.dec.ny.gov/docs/water_pdf/damguideli.pdf

Design of Dams. January 1985. Revised January 1989. New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. George E. Pataki, Governor. John P. Cahill ...

www.publications.usace.army.mil/Portals/76/Publications/EngineerManuals/EM_1110-2-2300.pdf

Jul 30, 2004 ... 1. Purpose. This manual presents fundamental principles underlying the design and construction of ... The construction of earth dams by hydraulic means was curtailed in the ...... Basic requirements of an embankment dam.

nptel.ac.in/courses/105105110/pdf/m4l06.pdf

concrete dam is only of the gravity type and therefore the design other types of ... The basic shape of a concrete gravity dam is triangular in section (Figure 1a), ...

theconstructor.org/water-resources/design-principles-of-earth-dams/9469

Design of earth dams starts with calculation of forces acting on the dam structure. The loads acting on earth dams is same as loads acting on gravity dams.

www.britannica.com/technology/dam-engineering

Up to the middle of the 19th century, dam design and construction were largely based .... Most modern dams are of two basic types: masonry (concrete) gravity ...

www.des.nh.gov/organization/commissioner/pip/factsheets/db/documents/db-1.pdf

ABUTMENT: The part of the valley side against which the dam is constructed. ... tripping a supporting device or by designing the flashboard supports to fail under  ...