Kinematic Analysis of the Dam and Powerhouse Sites of the Baglihar Hydropower Project
Romesh Kumar1, G. M. Bhat2, Yudhbir Singh3, Arjun Singh4, Ahsan Ul Haq5
1Romesh. Kumar, Department of Geology, University of Jammu, Jammu, India.
2G. M. Bhat, Department of Geology, University of Jammu, Jammu, India.
3Yudhbir Singh, Department of Geology, University of Jammu, Jammu, India.
4Arjun Singh, Department of Geology, University of Jammu, Jammu, India.
5Ahsan Ul Haq* Department of Geology, University of Jammu, Jammu, India.
Manuscript received on December 15, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on December 20, 2019. | Manuscript published on January 10, 2020. | PP: 3687-3695 | Volume-9 Issue-3, January 2020. | Retrieval Number: A3949119119/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.A3949.019320
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Abstract: The present study assesses the slope stability at the most significant Baglihar Dam for slope failure and landslides occurrences. The study comprises of twelve sites which were selected for detailed geotechnical investigation for assessment of potential slope failures using basic Rock Mass Rating (RMRb), Slope Mass Rating (SMR) and kinematic analysis techniques. The results show that even though the rocks are of fair quality but other factors including joint pattern and density caused by tectonic and anthropogenic activities have rendered three sites completely unstable, 8 sites are unstable and one site is stable. Moreover Nine sites are susceptible to wedge failure, six to topple and two to plane failure. The RMRb value varies from 45 to 55 and SMR value varies from 11 to 44. The thorough results and interpretation of work done is presented in this paper.
Keywords: Baglihar Dam, RMRb, SMR, Kinematic Analysis
Scope of the Article: Measurement & Performance Analysis