Dam Design & Drawings

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--To-do list for the Summer--

Week of May 29th-

1. Study buttress design

2. Bio-mesh and rip-rap information- Here is a little research article on riprap design and includes an equation to calculate the thickness needed to stop erosion. http://www.usbr.gov/pmts/hydraulics_lab/pubs/PAP/PAP-0790.pdf

3. Research wood,stone,aluminum, and steel.


Estimated Costs

Initial Estimate

  • First Estimate. Spreadsheet for initial estimate of costs for concrete and rebar.
  • Buttress Drawing (dwg). The buttress dimensions as used for the initial estimate. Also names dimensions as used in excel spreadsheet above.
Cost Summary for Buttress
Category Total Cost
Concrete $4690
Rebar $600
Riprap TBD
Formwork TBD
Other materials TBD
Equipment TBD
Total $5290