FRP sheet pile used in White River Hydropower Project featured at 2016 Canadian Dam Association (CDA) Conference
White paper presented on FRP composite sheet pile for use as an alternative core for water retention dams
The use of FRP sheet piling as the core of a hydropower dam is relatively unique. This paper focuses on the use of the sheet pile core in the dam design and includes a summary of the testing and analyses performed to evaluate the FRP sheet pile core material, a review of the methods adopted for construction, the lessons learned during the construction of the dams, and presents a summary of the instrumentation installed at both dams.
This paper is intended to serve as a reference for those considering the use of FRP sheet piling in a similar application.