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Gravity dams (Pmhmbg)

Definition
Dams depending solely on their weight to resist water pressure and any momentum forces. (Source: AASHTO Glossary)
Broader Term
Types of dams (Pmhmb)
Related Terms (Hierarchical)
Arch dams (Pmhmbb)
Cofferdams (Pmhmbc)
Concrete dams (Pmhmbd)
Earth dams (Pmhmbe)
Rockfill dams (Pmhmbr)
Weirs (Pmhmbw)