Advances in the understanding of the hydraulic behavior of wedge-shape block spillways
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The technology of wedge shaped blocks (WSB) for spillways has had a rising development through the last forty years, and has proved its reliability for practical applications with spillways executed during the last decade. Ongoing additional research aims to complete the understanding of the hydraulic behavior, improve current design criteria and make this technology available to practitioners, in order to consider this type of spillway together with the conventional alternatives when designing an embankment dam spillway. A summary is here shown of recent research performed by the consortium ...