—Exposed hydroelectric power plant of Upper
Gotvand Dam had required stabilization at eastern
encompassing trenches. Necessity of establishment of power
transmitting station upon these trenches and remarkable load
exerted has made structure much more important. Basic
surveys were accomplished, and then shotcrete and rock bolt
sketch was replaced by reinforced embankment retaining wall
because of some apparent advantages. Technical characteristics
of structure were evoked based on bed peculiarities, structural
behavior analysis, and required final attributes. Thus,
embankment, galvanized belts, and facade wall precast concrete
segments were characterized afterwards. Construction
sequences were explained and major profits have been
articulated. For instance, flexibility, considerable burden and
settlement tolerances, and relatively easy and fast construction
could be named.
—Galvanized steel belts, precast segments,
reinforced embankment, and retaining walls.
A. Zabihollah zadeh is with Mahab Ghodss Consulting Engineering
Company, Iran (e-mail: email@example.com).
Cite: A. Zabihollah Zadeh, M. R. Zahedi, and M. H. Najdi, "Reinforced Embankment - An Efficient Method to
Stabilize Gotvand Powerhouse Upper Trenches," International Journal of Engineering and Technology vol. 7, no. 6, pp. 474-477, 2015.