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Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 312827, 19 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/312827
Research Article

Effects of Outlets on Cracking Risk and Integral Stability of Super-High Arch Dams

1State Key Laboratory of Hydroscience and Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
2School of Engineering, The University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia

Received 27 March 2014; Accepted 8 April 2014; Published 23 July 2014

Academic Editor: Ting-Hua Yi

Copyright © 2014 Peng Lin et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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