Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
A Comparative Study of Mosul and Haditha Dams, Iraq: Geological conditions
University of Kurdistan, Howler, KRG; Private Consultant Geologist, Erbil, Iraq.
LTU team.
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering, Mining and Geotechnical Engineering.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-6790-2653
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering, Mining and Geotechnical Engineering.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1365-8552
Show others and affiliations
2018 (English)In: Journal of Earth Sciences and Geotechnical Engineering, ISSN 1792-9040, E-ISSN 1792-9660, Vol. 8, no 2, p. 35-52Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Mosul and Haditha Dams are the largest dams on the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers in Iraq, respectively. Both dams are of earthfill type and constructed on sedimentary rocks, but have different geological conditions. Both of them suffer from karstification problems. The former; however, suffers from intense karstification, which has endangered the stability of the dam and possible failure. The karstification in both sites is of different origins, types, shapes, sizes and depths, as well as in different rocks and geological formations. In Mosul Dam site, the highly dissolved gypsum beds of the Fatha Formation has formed solution type sinkholes with cavities of different shapes and sizes at different depth; attaining to about 250 m upon which the foundations of the dam are located. In Haditha Dam site, the karstification occur in the limestone beds of the Euphrates Formation, the developed sinkholes are of collapse type with regular shapes; either circular or oval apertures. The thickness of the karstified sequence in the foundations is not more 50 m. This research work is to highlight the role of the geological conditions, especially when the karstification in the safety of both dams is concerned and its effect on the foundations of the dams.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
UK: Scienpress Ltd , 2018. Vol. 8, no 2, p. 35-52
Keywords [en]
Mosul Dam; Haditha Dam; Dam site geology; Karstification, Gypsum and Limestone beds.
National Category
Engineering and Technology Geotechnical Engineering
Research subject
Soil Mechanics
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-67809OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-67809DiVA, id: diva2:1186889
Note

Validerad;2018;Nivå 1;2018-03-06 (andbra)

Available from: 2018-03-01 Created: 2018-03-01 Last updated: 2018-05-28Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(1443 kB)26 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 1443 kBChecksum SHA-512
929c79878dfaa339f4af7a733c0c933ab82f8cf2480a5ee7d3ab1ea4f2196550ab16a6694b5f37f67cd9ad1d727f7c95c3610560a6e03731cb8eebbe4d1c9531
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Other links

http://www.scienpress.com/journal_focus.asp?main_id=59&Sub_id=IV&Issue=590399

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Al-Ansari, NadhirKnutsson, SvenLaue, Jan
By organisation
Mining and Geotechnical Engineering
In the same journal
Journal of Earth Sciences and Geotechnical Engineering
Engineering and TechnologyGeotechnical Engineering

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 26 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

urn-nbn

Altmetric score

urn-nbn
Total: 2037 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf