ARMY - COE EM 1110-2-2100
STABILITY ANALYSIS OF CONCRETE STRUCTURES
|Publication Date:||1 December 2005|
This manual covers requirements for static methods used in
stability analyses of hydraulic structures. The types of concrete
structures addressed in this manual include dams, locks, retaining
walls, inland floodwalls, coastal floodwalls, spillways, outlet
works, hydroelectric power plants, pumping plants, and U-channels.
The structures may be founded on rock or soil and have either flat
or sloped bases. Pile-founded structures, sheet-pile structures,
and footings for buildings are not included. When the stability
requirements of this manual conflict with those in other
Engineering Manuals or Engineering Technical Letters, the
requirements of this manual shall govern. These requirements apply
to all potential failure planes at or slightly below the
This manual establishes and standardizes stability criteria for use in the design and evaluation of the many various types of concrete structures common to Corps of Engineers civil works projects. As used in this manual, the term "stability" applies to external global stability (sliding, rotation, flotation and bearing), not to internal stability failures such as sliding on lift surfaces or exceedance of allowable material strengths.