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Thermal and stress analysis of Kinta RCC dam

Noorzaei, Jamaloddin and Bayagoob, Khaled Hamood and Thanoon, Waleed Abdulmalik and Jaafar, Mohd Saleh (2006) Thermal and stress analysis of Kinta RCC dam. Engineering Structures, 28 (13). pp. 1795-1802. ISSN 0141-0296

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The thermal analysis of roller compacted concrete dams (RCC) plays an important role in their design and construction. This paper focuses on the application and verification of a two-dimensional finite element code developed for the thermal and structural analysis of RCC dams. The Kinta RCC gravity dam, which is the first RCC dam in Malaysia, has been taken for the purpose of verification of the finite element code. The dam is 78 m in height and still under construction. The actual climatic conditions and thermal properties of the materials were considered in the analysis. The predicted temperatures obtained from the finite element code that was developed are found to be in good agreement with actual temperatures measured in the field using thermocouples installed within the dam body.

Item Type:Article
Keyword:Roller compacted concrete dams, Birth death, Thermal analysis, Placing temperature, Finite element
Faculty or Institute:Faculty of Engineering
DOI Number:10.1016/j.engstruct.2006.03.027
ID Code:8483
Deposited By: Nor Asmalisa Osman
Deposited On:24 Nov 2010 18:20
Last Modified:24 Nov 2010 18:22

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