Failure of Carsington Embankment

report to the Secretary of State for the Environment
  • 175 Pages
  • 0.42 MB
  • English
H.M.S.O. , London
Dam failures -- England -- Derbyshire., Carsington Embankment (Eng
StatementR.E. Coxon.
ContributionsGreat Britain. Department of the Environment.
LC ClassificationsTC558.G72C3
The Physical Object
Pagination175,(53)p. of plates :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17404441M
ISBN 100117518891

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Coxon, Roy Eric. Failure of Carsington Embankment.

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London: H.M.S.O., (OCoLC) Material Type. New evidence relating to construction events and field measurements at the Carsington embankment reveals an unusual mechanism of articulated slips commencing within the base of the mudstone fill along shear planes built in at the centre of the valley from an early stage of by: 9.

The factor of safety was 16 with intact strengths and 14 after allowance for shears. The reduction to 11 was due to progressive failure; from 11 to 10 it was due to lateral load transfer. La pente amont du barrage de Carsington s'est écroulée en juste avant son by: Close up of the upstream slip failure surface of the Carsington earth embankment dam, showing the slip propagated along the embankment with an embankment crest slumping of 11 m (Environment Agency.

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In this way, the failure was thought to have been propagated along the length of the embankment, causing the m-long collapse. Conclusions. The failure of Carsington dam was caused by a progressive failure, probably due to the “boot” which caused a deep-seated movement to be the critical mode of collapse.

The work on modes of failure and monitoring and measuring techniques is also relevant to a number of other initiatives recommended in the Defra research and development (R&D) strategy.

See also Brund material, PWR/4/2/1/ For further Carsington material see the correspondence relating to Rowe's paper 'A reassessment of the Carsington embankment failure', PWR/6/1/25; chapters on Carsington for Rowe's book of case studies, PWR/6/2/7; and correspondence relating to the Carsington slip in PWR/10/5/7.

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Failure of Vaiont and Malpasset Evidence Report – Lessons from historical dam incidents 1. Further earthfill was instructed to be placed in the third construction season, and the avoidable failure took place just as the embankment dam was being completed to full height. Post-failure investigations were carried out and published by others, including a Governmental Report and several technical papers.

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