Title: Determination of Thermal Stresse in Concrete Dams by Means of Model Tests
Author(s): Manuel Rocha and Antonio Ferreira Da Silveira
Publication: Symposium Paper
Appears on pages(s): 387-406
Keywords: analogies; concrete dams; concretes; diatomaceous earth; models; modulus of elasticity; mortars (material); plaster of paris; Pisson's ratio; strains; stress analysis; stresses; structural analysis; temperature; temperature measuring instruments
A description of the methods used at the Laboratorio Nacional de Engenharia Civil (LNEC) for determining the state of stress due to temperature changes in concrete dams. Illustrations of some results obtained are included with photographs of the instruments and setups used. According to the conclusions, the results are sufficiently accurate for practical applications, and these tests should be carried out whenever fairly important thermal stresses are anticipated.