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oa Civil Engineer in South Africa - The Sterkfontein Dam outlet works

 

Abstract

This paper describes the function of the Sterkfontein Dam and in particular the outlet works which are of unusual design. The outlet design was model tested and strict criteria were established for its construction to ensure that there would be no damage through cavitation and that the discharge into a natural channel in sedimentary materials would not lead to erosion.

Hierdie referaat beskryf die funksie van die Sterkfonteindam en veral die uitlaatwerke wat van buitengewone ontwerp is. Modeltoetse is op die uitlaatontwerp uitgevoer en hiervolgens is streng kriteria vir konstruksie bepaal om te verseker dat daar geen kavitasieskade sal plaasvind nie en dat die loslatings in 'n natuurlike loop van sedimentêre gesteentes nie verwering sal veroorsaak nie.

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1982-08-01
2016-12-05
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