Wedge-shaped blocks: a historical review

Morán Moya, Rafael (2016). Wedge-shaped blocks: a historical review. In: "Protections 2016: 2nd International seminar on dam protection against overtopping", 07/09/2016-09/09/2016, Fort Collins, Colorado, Estados Unidos. ISBN 978-1-1889143-27-9.

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Title: Wedge-shaped blocks: a historical review
Author/s:
  • Morán Moya, Rafael
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: Protections 2016: 2nd International seminar on dam protection against overtopping
Event Dates: 07/09/2016-09/09/2016
Event Location: Fort Collins, Colorado, Estados Unidos
Title of Book: Protections 2016: 2nd International seminar on dam protection against overtopping
Date: 2016
ISBN: 978-1-1889143-27-9
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Wedge block; overlapping; embankment; overtopping; protection
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Caminos, Canales y Puertos (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería Civil: Hidráulica, Energía y Medio Ambiente
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

The article aims to be an introduction to the history of the wedge-shaped blocks technology. As it is well known, the WSBs protection system was born in the middle of 20th century in the former Soviet Union. Even though its basis of operation remains, relevant studies have been yielded in order to apply this kind of protection in real cases. Besides, direct application in several case studies has shed some light on practical difficulties and the need of new technical criteria to overcome them. Thus, applied research has been developed in countries such United Kingdom, USA, Portugal, and Spain, among others. The article consists of three parts. It commences with a brief summary of some relevant research and development studies. Afterwards, a description group of case studies of stepped block spillways is included. Finally, the article ends with a short compilation of the state of the art of the current design criteria.

Funding Projects

TypeCodeAcronymLeaderTitle
Government of SpainIPT-2011-0997-020000ACUÑAMiguel Ángel Toledo MunicioDesarrollo de un prototipo de bloque en forma de cuña y de la metodología para su uso como protección frente a la erosión en presas o balsas de materiales sueltos
Government of SpainRTC-2014-2081-5DIABLOMiguel Ángel Toledo MunicioDesarrollo de un código de diseño óptimo de aliviaderos formados por bloques en forma de cuña

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Item ID: 46055
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/46055/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:46055
Official URL: http://www.protections2016.org/index.shtml
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 01 Jun 2017 12:38
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2017 12:48
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