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Title: Bhakra Dam-Design and Construction Features
Author(s): C. L. Handa and O. P. Chadha
Publication: Journal Proceedings
Appears on pages(s): 185-203
Keywords: no keywords
Abstract:The Bhakra Nangal project is one of the multipurpose projects being constructed in India for irrigation and power. Major feature of the project is Bhakra Dam, a 680 ft high gravity concrete structure. General design features of Bhakra Dam are described including geology of the dam site, layouts, galleries, outlets and spillway, and foundations. In the section on construction of the dam, aggregate cooling, temperature control of the concrete to minimize cracking, mix proportioning, plant layout, and concreting set-up are described. Considerable attention is given to the raw materials, particularly the aggregate and pozzolans, and another section covers various concrete investigations.
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