Gravity Dam

Problem 911 | Combined Axial and Bending

Problem 911
A concrete dam has the profile shown in Figure P-911. If the density of concrete is 2400 kg/m3 and that of water is 1000 kg/m3, determine the maximum compressive stress at section m-n if the depth of the water behind the dam is h = 15 m.



005 Review Problem - Weight of gravity dam

Problem 5
If the gravity whose cross section is shown in the figure weighs 150 lb. per cu. ft., find the total weight of a section of a dam 50 ft. long.



Problem 353 | Equilibrium of Non-Concurrent Force System

Problem 353
The forces acting on a 1-m length of a dam are shown in Fig. P-353. The upward ground reaction varies uniformly from an intensity of p1 kN/m to p2 kN/m at B. Determine p1 and p2 and also the horizontal resistance to sliding.

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Problem 266 | Resultant of Non-Concurrent Force System

Problem 266
Determine the resultant of the three forces acting on the dam shown in Fig. P-266 and locate its intersection with the base AB. For good design, this intersection should occur within the middle third of the base. Does it?

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