Deprecated: Methods with the same name as their class will not be constructors in a future version of PHP; qa_layer_9_from_layer_php has a deprecated constructor in /home/abouaayt/public_html/aboutcivil/answers/qa-include/qa-base.php(720) : eval()'d code on line 3
of /home/abouaayt/public_html/aboutcivil/answers/qa-plugin/user-management/layer.php What are the differences between a dam and a weir? - Civil Engineering Technical Questions Answers - Ask a Civil Engineer
  • Register
0 votes
What are the differences between a dam and a weir?

  • Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /home/abouaayt/public_html/aboutcivil/answers/qa-include/qa-base.php(720) : eval()'d code on line 12

  • Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /home/abouaayt/public_html/aboutcivil/answers/qa-include/qa-base.php(720) : eval()'d code on line 12
in Civil Engineering by  

1 Answer

0 votes
A dam may be defined as an impervious wall of masonry, concrete, earth or lose rock which upholds a mass of water at its rear, while its face or lower side is free from pressure of water to any appreciable extent. The waste water of the reservoir impounded by the dam is disposed of by means of a waste weir or by a spillway clear of the work. Or in rare cases by sluice gates (openings) in the body of the dam

Weirs or over-fall dam, although often confounded with bulk-head dams, differ from the latter in the following points.

First, that the water overflows the crest.
Second, the tail water is formed below the dam.

These two differences often modify the conditions of stress which are applicable in the design of dams and consequently the subject of weirs demands separate treatment.
by  

Related questions

0 votes
1 answer 185 views
185 views asked Jul 1, 2015 in Civil Engineering by mfby2k  
  • civil

  • Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /home/abouaayt/public_html/aboutcivil/answers/qa-include/qa-base.php(720) : eval()'d code on line 12
  • engineering

  • Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /home/abouaayt/public_html/aboutcivil/answers/qa-include/qa-base.php(720) : eval()'d code on line 12
  • dam

  • Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /home/abouaayt/public_html/aboutcivil/answers/qa-include/qa-base.php(720) : eval()'d code on line 12
  • construction
0 votes
2 answers 378 views
378 views asked Jul 31, 2015 in Civil Engineering by mfby2k  

    Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /home/abouaayt/public_html/aboutcivil/answers/qa-include/qa-base.php(720) : eval()'d code on line 12
  • dam

  • Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /home/abouaayt/public_html/aboutcivil/answers/qa-include/qa-base.php(720) : eval()'d code on line 12
  • barrage
0 votes
0 answers 164 views
164 views asked Aug 3, 2015 in Civil Engineering by mfby2k  

    Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /home/abouaayt/public_html/aboutcivil/answers/qa-include/qa-base.php(720) : eval()'d code on line 12
  • dam

  • Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /home/abouaayt/public_html/aboutcivil/answers/qa-include/qa-base.php(720) : eval()'d code on line 12
  • barrage
0 votes
0 answers 115 views
115 views asked Jul 1, 2015 in Civil Engineering by mfby2k  

    Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /home/abouaayt/public_html/aboutcivil/answers/qa-include/qa-base.php(720) : eval()'d code on line 12
  • civil

  • Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /home/abouaayt/public_html/aboutcivil/answers/qa-include/qa-base.php(720) : eval()'d code on line 12
  • engineering

  • Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /home/abouaayt/public_html/aboutcivil/answers/qa-include/qa-base.php(720) : eval()'d code on line 12
  • dam

  • Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /home/abouaayt/public_html/aboutcivil/answers/qa-include/qa-base.php(720) : eval()'d code on line 12
  • construction
0 votes
1 answer 139 views
139 views asked Aug 5, 2015 in Civil Engineering by mfby2k  

    Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /home/abouaayt/public_html/aboutcivil/answers/qa-include/qa-base.php(720) : eval()'d code on line 12
  • civil
...