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DOI: 10.5593/SGEM2014/B12/S2.014

ASPECTS REGARDING SOIL INVESTIGATION AND FOUNDATION DESIGN FOR SMALL HYDROPOWER PLANTS

V. Farcas, N. Ilies, C.Gherman, O. Muresan, P. GROVU
Wednesday 1 October 2014 by Libadmin2014

References: 14th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2014, www.sgem.org, SGEM2014 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-08-7 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 19-25, 2014, Book 1, Vol. 2, 101-106 pp

ABSTRACT
Nowadays, small hydropower plants represent a source of green energy. From construction point of view, to reach all the advantages given by this solution a lot of problems must be solved. The paper presents the geotechnical particularities in the process of designing a small hydropower plant in ordinary soil conditions. Moreover, the paper describes special aspects regarding small hydropower plant’s foundations and the geotechnical investigations on slopes and difficult soil conditions along the pipe path.

Keywords: small hydropower plant, foundation design, slope stability.