Rolled-fill Dams

Dams in which the embankment is constructed in successive mechanically compacted layers, using sheepsfoot rollers or heavy pneumatic-tired rollers to compact the fill. Rolled-fill is the most commonly used method of earth dam construction.

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2802
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rolled-fill dams
rolled-fill dam
dams, rolled-fill
roll fill dams
rolled fill dams
represas de relleno laminado Spanish
represa de relleno laminado Spanish

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Dams in which the embankment is constructed in successive mechanically compacted layers, using sheepsfoot rollers or heavy pneumatic-tired rollers to compact the fill. Rolled-fill is the most commonly used method of earth dam construction.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300006109. The J. Paul Getty Trust.