Distinguish between gravity dams and arch dams with neat sketches Elements of Civil Engineering and Mechanics
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Distinguish between gravity dams and arch dams, with neat sketches.-Elements of Civil Engineering and Mechanics

Elements of Civil Engineering and Mechanics


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Unlike the concrete gravity dams, arch dams use a special arch shape (curved toward upstream) to transfer the force to the two sides of the valley and the foundation. Idukki Dam is the first Arch Dam in India,kakrapar dam on river tapi is the example of the gravity dam.

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