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Dam reinforcement - Chambon dam - Chambon, France

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Dam reinforcement - Chambon dam - Chambon, France

Commissioned in 1935, the Chambon dam is a French hydroelectric dam of the weight type that constitutes the reservoir of Lac du Chambon (Lake Chambon). County road 1091 (formerly National Road 91) passes over the crest of the dam and borders the water reservoir on the north shore of the lake.

Topic 
Dam reinforcement
Object 
Chambon dam
City 
Chambon
State 
Isère
Country 
France
Date 
2013
Duration 
24 Months

Situation

This reinforcement project consisted of compensating for any fall of cyclopean concrete blocks.

Solution

S&P proposed the use of a composite mesh on the upstream facing, itself anchored in the body of the structure by adjustable pre-stressed tie rods.

Material

  • 15 000 ml metres of S&P C-Sheet 240
  • S&P Resin 55

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  • View of the S&P C-Sheet 240 mesh on the upstream facing of the dam

  • View of the scaffolding on the downstream facing of the dam

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