Foundation Investigations for the Bhaunrat Dam Project – A Case Study
American Journal of Civil Engineering
Volume 6, Issue 1, January 2018, Pages: 34-38
Received: Nov. 28, 2017; Accepted: Dec. 18, 2017; Published: Jan. 5, 2018
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Shahid Noor, Central Soil and Materials Research Station, Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Government of India, New Delhi, India
Rajaretnam Chitra, Central Soil and Materials Research Station, Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Government of India, New Delhi, India
Manish Gupta, Central Soil and Materials Research Station, Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Government of India, New Delhi, India
Amardeep Singh, Central Soil and Materials Research Station, Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Government of India, New Delhi, India
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Abstract
The geotechnical investigations play an important role in economic viability and structural stability of a dam project. The geotechnical investigation for dam project involves the borrow area investigations and foundation investigations. The borrow area locations and characteristics decide the economic viability of earthen dam project. Borrow area investigations characterizes the construction material in the vicinity of dam site, depth of construction material, extent of construction material. The foundation investigation is carried out to evaluate the compactness for foundation and abutments for the dam project, treatment to be given to foundation and depth of excavation of foundation. The extent of foundation investigation depends upon the site conditions but it provide the information regarding type of the soil or rock strata in the foundation or abutment at dam site, depth of rock, water table and locations of buried channels, seams, joints and fissures etc. The foundation investigations decide the structural safety of a dam project. The present paper presents the foundation investigations carried out for construction of Bhaunrat Dam Project, Uttar Pradesh.
Keywords
Earthen Dam, Foundation Investigations, Trial Pits, Insitu Density, Shear, Consolidation
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Shahid Noor, Rajaretnam Chitra, Manish Gupta, Amardeep Singh, Foundation Investigations for the Bhaunrat Dam Project – A Case Study, American Journal of Civil Engineering. Vol. 6, No. 1, 2018, pp. 34-38. doi: 10.11648/j.ajce.20180601.16
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