USACE (1995) distribution of uplift pressures
Source of figures: USACE (US Army Corps of Engineers), 1999. Evaluation and comparison of stability analysis and uplift criteria for concrete gravity dams by three federal agencies. Engineering Research and Development Center – Information Technology Laboratory. Report ERDC/ITL TR-00-1, Washington, D.C.
USACE (US Army Corps of Engineers), 1995. Engineering and design: Gravity dam design. Report EM 1110-2-2000, Washington, D.C.
USACE uplift pressure distribution with drainage gallery (no cracking):
USACE uplift pressure distribution with foundation drains near upstream face (no cracking):
USACE uplift distribution with cracking not extending beyond drains:
USACE uplift distribution with crack extending beyond drains: