Tremie Concrete Placement, Wolf Creek Dam Cutoff Wall

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Title: Tremie Concrete Placement, Wolf Creek Dam Cutoff Wall

Author(s): Terence C. Holland, Ben C. Gerwick, Jr., and Joseph R. Turner

Publication: Concrete International

Volume: 4

Issue: 10

Appears on pages(s): 26-34

Keywords: concrete construction; concrete dams; diaphragms (concrete); mix proportioning; placing; tremie concrete; underwater construction.

Date: 10/1/1982

Abstract:
Reviews the placement of tremie concrete during the construction of a 278-ft deep cutoff wall through an earth-fill dam. The tremie concrete mixture and placement techniques are examined in detail in an attempt to discover the cause of zones of nonhomogeneous concrete found in a portion of the elements making up the wall. The findings are applicable not only to cutoff wall construction by tremie but also to all confined, deep tremie concrete placements*.