The Yusufeli Dam comprised the construction of a 275 m high double-curvature concrete arch dam on a rock mass foundation with complex conditions. An arch dam relies heavily on its abutments to resist thrust loads imposed due to arching action, and requires a competent foundation.
The Yusufeli Dam rock mass foundation is made up of various layers of fractured rock of differing material parameters with widespread existence of fault lines within it. The rock mass layers have a broad range of parameters.
The Yusufeli Dam and foundation were modelled and analysed using midas FEA NX software to evaluate and further design the structure to ensure structural integrity and global stability. The speaker will demonstrate the ability of midas FEA NX to create a FE model of a concrete arch dam founded on a very complex rock mass foundation using 3-dimensional solid elements.
ARQ Consulting Engineers / South Africa
ARQ is an award-winning consulting engineering firm specialising in dams and geotechecnical engineering. ARQ was established at the beginning of 1993 on the platform of the specialist capabilities of its founders in bridge, dam, and geotechnical engineering. Over the years, the company has consolidated a local and international reputation as a leading dam and hydropower engineering consultancy.
ARQ has been active in dam engineering since 1993. ARQ has been involved in over 150 projects involving dams, hydropower, and river engineering in 33 countries; with 43 new dams completed or currently under construction (the highest being 275 m), 14 completed projects involving major rehabilitation or raising, 25 projects at pre-feasibility and feasibility level (highest dam of 275 m) as well as dam safety/asset evaluation studies. ARQ has furthermore contributed staff as specialists on local and international projects as members of expert panels and/or reviewers, and have undertaken various hydropower projects.
ARQ has worked on all dam types, including Roller Compacted Concrete(RCC), Rubble Masonry Concrete (RMC), hardfill, concrete (arch and gravity types), Concrete Faced Rockfill Dam (CFRD), earthfill, rockfill, and composite dams. Our teams have worked across most continents and are well versed in international best practice, routinely applying state-of-the-art technology and systems to support a more efficient project process.
- ARQ offices in Pretoria, South Africa
- 20 engineers and technical staff
- 150 dams projects
Thanks for registration.
The registration confirmation email has been sent to your email
Thanks for registration.
Please check the confirmation email from GoToWebinar for joining the session.
It is available to all engineers who have applied for the online training course
A free trial of 15 days is provided (you can check it on the website). Downloaders will receive invitations to the future online webinars or case study series.
Register for the webinar by clicking on the link in the email invite. You'll receive a confirmation email with a unique link to join the session. Click "Add to calendar" to ensure you don't miss the webinar.
At the time of the webinar, click the join link in the confirmation email or your calendar invite. Alernatively enter the 9-digit code into the box above. You can join from any Mac or Windows computer to join with our iOS or Android mobile apps.
If you arrive before the organizer, you'll see a window confirming that you successfully connected. Once the organizer arrives the Webinar will begin.