DGGDaGGer (Dam Geometric GenERator) is a GiD-based interactive tool for automatic predimensioning and numerical modeling of double-curvature arch dams. The software was developed to achieve a complete definition of the dam and the supporting ground, even considering elements such as outlets, abutment walls, spillways, excavation shape and rock strata. This tool allows comparing several solutions during preliminary studies in an easy way, in order to obtain the optimum solution, regarding to minimize concrete and excavation volumes. Moreover there is an option to export the fitted geometry to other environments to carry out structural numerical simulations.

Research paper:

  1. J. Vicente, J. San Mauro, F. Salazar, and C. M. Baena, “An Interactive Tool for Automatic Predimensioning and Numerical Modeling of Arch Dams,” Mathematical Problems in Engineering, vol. 2017, Article ID 9856938, 12 pages, 2017. https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/9856938

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