Assessment on the Technical State of Spillway Concrete Gravity Dams in Lithuania
Keywords:deterioration, environmental impact assessment, spillway concrete gravity dams, technical state
Spillway concrete gravity dams are exposed by loads and environment causing deterioration process. The article presents the concrete structure deteriorations, defects and technical state evaluation results of 34 Lithuanian spillway concrete gravity dams performed in 2006–2018. The typical deteriorations are: in piers’– crumbled protective layer of concrete, its corrosion, reinforcement corrosion, cracks in concrete, chipped edges; in spillway constructions’– concrete corrosion, bio–corrosion, concrete corrosion caused by cavitation; in outflow constructions – concrete corrosion, bigger cracks and deformations. According to results of technical state research, it was found that only 3% (1 SCGD) dams are in good technical state, 27% (9 SCGD) – moderate, 47% (16 SCGD) – satisfactory, 12% (4 SCGD) – unsatisfactory and 12% (4 SCGD) – in critical state.
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