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Dam Arch Manual Design Layout - 3 PDH

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This course will introduce you to a methodology for manual layout of concrete arch dams. In practice layout of concrete arch dams is, of course, a computerized process, but understanding an approach to manual layout will be an excellent way to gain an understanding of important aspects of concrete arch dam layout.
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This course will introduce you to a methodology for manual layout of concrete arch dams.  In practice layout of concrete arch dams is, of course, a computerized process, but understanding an approach to manual layout will be an excellent way to gain an understanding of important aspects of concrete arch dam layout.

Course Outline

1. GENERAL DESIGN PROCESS

2. LEVELS OF DESIGN

3. PROCEDURE

4. MANUAL LAYOUT

5. PRELIMINARY STRESS ANALYSES

6. EVALUATION OF RESULTS

7. IMPROVEMENT OF DESIGN

8. PRESENTATION OF DESIGN LAYOUT

9. COMPUTER-ASSISTED LAYOUTS

Learning Objectives

  • Learn about the three typical levels of design.
  • Learn an approach to selecting a value for the radius of the dam axis
  • Learn why the magnitude of the central angle of the top arch is a controlling value which influences the curvature of the entire dam.
  • Learn how to locate the crown cantilever and reference plane.
  • Learn how to estimate the dam footprint.
  • Learn how to layout the arches.
  • Learn an approach to evaluating results.
  • Learn how to create the plane-of-centers view.  
  • Learn how to develop the profile view.
  • Learn about preliminary stress analyses.

Intended Audience

This course is intended for civil engineers and other design and construction professionals wanting an introduction to the process laying out concrete arch dams.

Benefit for Attendee

This course will give civil engineers and others an introduction to important aspects of laying out concrete arch dams.

Course Introduction

This is an introduction to the concepts that are important in concrete arch dam layout.

Course Summary

This course will give you an understanding of important considerations in the layout of arch dams.

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