Hydro-mechanical coupling analyses of cofferdam stability of Taian pumped storage power station

Shucai Li, Shuchen Li, Weizhong Chen, W. S. Zhu, Lewen Zhang, Kam Tim Chau

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Three-dimensional hydro-mechanical coupling analyses have been conducted on the water-tight structure of the cofferdam for both intake and outlet of Taian pumped storage power station, located in Shandong Province of China. In addition, the effects of excavation on the cofferdam and foundation slopes were also studied by using the 3D FLAC. The calculation results show that the central core of high-pressure grouting has a prefect anti-seepage effect and therefore is able to strengthen the stability of the cofferdam and foundation slopes. The excavation process has only some local effects on the cofferdam and does not greatly affect the global stability of the cofferdam. Therefore, no failure takes place around slope toes. The results show that the width of platform left on the excavation side is reasonable.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1545-1550
Number of pages6
JournalKey Engineering Materials
Issue numberII
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jul 2004
EventAdvances in Fracture and Failure Prevention: Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Fracture and Strength of Solids (FEOFS2003): Second International Conference on Physics and Chemistry of Fracture and Failure Prevention (2nd ICPCF) - Sendai, Japan
Duration: 20 Oct 200322 Oct 2003


  • Cofferdam
  • FLAC
  • Hydro-mechanical coupling
  • Unsaturated flow

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)


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