Civil Engineering

11 Types of Classification of Dams

Dams may be classified into different categories base on the following function:
11 Types of Classification of Dams
11 Types of Classification of Dams

A. Base on Construction

  1. Rigid dams
  2. Non rigid dams

B. Base On Hydraulic Design

  1. Overflow dams
  2. Non overflow dams

C. Base On Use

  1. Storage dams
  2. Diversion dams
  3. Detention dams

D. Other Types of Dams

  1. Solid gravity dams
  2. Arch dams
  3. Butter dams
  4. Embankment dams

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