El Cajon Arch Dam

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Title: El Cajon Arch Dam

Author(s): N.J. Schnitter

Publication: Concrete International

Volume: 6

Issue: 8

Appears on pages(s): 07-13

Keywords: arch dams; concrete construction; concrete dams; construction costs; finite element method; structural analysis; structural design.

Date: 8/1/1984

Abstract:
A narrow gorge cut through limestone creates a natural spot for a towering concrete arch dam in the Humuya River valley in Honduras. Construction of the dam is well under way and, when completed, will double the country’s electricity-generating capacity.*