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Mystery of Mosul Dam the most Dangerous Dam in the World: Foundation Treatment during Construction
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.
Consultant Geologist, Erbil.
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2015 (English)In: Journal of Earth Sciences and Geotechnical Engineering, ISSN 1792-9040, E-ISSN 1792-9660, Vol. 5, no 3, p. 59-69Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Mosul dam was constructed on the beds of Fatha Formation (Middle Miocene). The beds of the formation are about 250 m thick composed of Marls, chalky limestone; gypsum, anhydrite, and limestone form a layered sequence. They are highly karstified. As a consequence, plenty of grouting operations were carried out to fill all the cavities, fractures, joints and to stop the seepage under the foundation of the dam. The main grouting operations were Blanket grouting and deep grout curtain. It was necessary to perform an extensive maintenance program to control the seepage process within the grouted zone to stop dissolution of gypsum and protect the safety of the dam.

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2015. Vol. 5, no 3, p. 59-69
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Soil Mechanics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-14223Local ID: d931670d-8cda-4941-8737-2b9b13aa4fceOAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-14223DiVA: diva2:987177
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Validerad; 2015; Nivå 1; Bibliografisk uppgift: Special Issue: Mystery of Mosul Dam the most Dangerous Dam in the World; 20150505 (nadhir)Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2017-11-24Bibliographically approved

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