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Improvement of HPP Concrete Dams

EasyChair Preprint no. 5446

6 pagesDate: May 4, 2021


The issues of improving hydraulic retaining structures of the gravity (massive) type of hydroelectric power plants are considered. In order to reduce the cost of building dams and increase their efficiency, a constant search for new, more efficient design solutions is underway. The purpose of the study is to analyze the main directions of improving hydraulic retaining structures of the gravity type. An effective method for improving concrete gravity dams based on the idealization of structural and technological solutions is proposed. Its peculiarity lies in the fact that on the basis of the identified solutions of the traditional method, the design of a concrete dam is selected, and then promising, patentable solutions are developed, which in their properties approach the ideal structures. In this case, special techniques known in inventive activity are used. The effectiveness of an idealized solution is evaluated by the positive impact that it has on changing the final result – reducing the cost of building a dam. In accordance with the methodology, structural and technological solutions of the gravity dam were developed using coarse-pored concrete. The design is high-tech and allows you to cool the mass of the dam by filtering water through large pores of concrete.

Keyphrases: Concrete gravity dam, Dam Design, dam design improve-ment, Manufacturability

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  author = {Mikhail Balzannikov},
  title = {Improvement of HPP Concrete Dams},
  howpublished = {EasyChair Preprint no. 5446},

  year = {EasyChair, 2021}}
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