of the static analysis of the arch dam Karakaya in Turkey
by Dr. sc. techn. ETH Rudolf Trinkner

5.1 Self-weight


The program calculates volumes of the elements automatically. Each element is self-weight loaded in its centre of gravity in negative direction to the global coordinate Z (Appendix Im-age 1).

For the load case self-weight, movements between neighbouring monoliths are not restricted. Thus the model representation corresponds exactly to reality. The joints between the monoliths will only be injected after self-weights have fully taken effect.