State of the art in roller compacted concrete (RCC) dams: Design and construction

Thesis Type: Postgraduate

Institution Of The Thesis: Orta Doğu Teknik Üniversitesi, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, Turkey

Approval Date: 2014




Roller Compacted Concrete (RCC) appeared as a feasible new type of construction material for concrete gravity dams. RCC became very popular rapidly all over the world due to its low cost and fast deployment and is used for various purposes, including the construction of new dams, pavements, highways and the rehabilitation of existing dams. The primary purpose of this study is to investigate wide range of practice in RCC dam construction with a focus on the material properties. The material properties of a range of RCC dams around the world are documented with the goal of determining the factors affecting critical design attributes of RCC dams. As a secondary note, the analyses methods for the structural design and evaluation of RCC dams are investigated. The current literature on the evaluation of these dams was surveyed given. Finally, the text also includes some information on the performance of a range of RCC dams around the world and the accompanying recommendations for good performance.