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General Design and Construction of Earth and Rock-Fill Dams

Credit: 12 PDH
Course Fee: $108.00
130 pages

Course Summary:

This course presents fundamental principles underlying the design and construction of earth and rock-fill dams. The general principles presented herein are also applicable to the design and construction of earth levees. The construction of earth dams by hydraulic means was curtailed in the 1940’s due to economic considerations and liquefaction concerns during earthquake loading and is not discussed herein.

Learning Objective:

  • Introduction
  • General Considerations
  • Field Investigations and Laboratory Testing
  • General Design Considerations
  • Foundation and Abutment Preparation
  • Seepage Control
  • Embankment Design
  • Appurtenant Structures
  • General Construction Considerations
  • Instrumentation

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Course Content

Course Author: US Army Corps of Engineers

Course 1

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