Faculty Advisor

Marrone, Paul

Faculty Advisor

Salazar, Guillermo F.

Abstract

The Wachusett Dam is located in Clinton, Massachusetts, and was constructed beginning in 1895. This project reviews the original construction of the dam as documented in archival photographs and reports and develops the construction schedule for the work directly managed by the owner up to October 1, 1901. It then, analyzes the productivity of modern equipment in the excavation at the bottom of the dam and compares the results with the ones observed more than 100 years ago. The design of the dam's hydraulic components is also reviewed.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

2020-03-21

Major

Chemical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

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