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The Design and Construction of the Wachusett Dam: Owner Perspective and Contemporary Considerations

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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.

  • This report represents the work of one or more WPI undergraduate students submitted to the faculty as evidence of completion of a degree requirement. WPI routinely publishes these reports on its website without editorial or peer review.
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  • E-project-032120-142102
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  • 2020
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  • 2020-03-21
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