Rock mass characterization at kangir dam site in Iran

A. Shafiei, M. B. Dusseault

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Abstract

The proposed Kangir dam site is located in western Iran, Elam province, and will impound flow of the Kangir River. The foundation rocks comprise some limestones (Asamri Formation) and, to a greater extent, the marls, gypsum-bearing-marls, and gypsum strata of the Gachsaran Formation. To characterize the rock masses investigated at the dam site, rock mass classification systems such as rock mass rating, Q-tunneling index, rock quality designation, dam mass rating, geological strength index and rock mass index were all used. These classifications provide the basis for estimating deformation and strength properties, for supplying quantitative data to the design engineer, and they also present a platform for communication between exploration, design and construction groups. The results obtained from the comprehensive rock mass studies at the proposed dam site are presented and discussed in this article.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationISRM International Symposium - 5th Asian Rock Mechanics Symposium 2008, ARMS 2008
EditorsAbbas Mahdi, Abdolhadi Ghazvinian
PublisherInternational Society for Rock Mechanics
Pages483-498
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9781617823527
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event5th Asian Rock Mechanics Symposium 2008, ARMS 2008 - Tehran, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Duration: Nov 24 2008Nov 26 2008

Publication series

NameISRM International Symposium - 5th Asian Rock Mechanics Symposium 2008, ARMS 2008

Conference

Conference5th Asian Rock Mechanics Symposium 2008, ARMS 2008
CountryIran, Islamic Republic of
CityTehran
Period11/24/0811/26/08

Keywords

  • Iran
  • Kangir Dam Site
  • Rock Mass Characterization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Geophysics

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