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2345. Deckless buttress dam, Massive head buttress dam : A type of buttress dam when the face slab is replaced by flaring the upstream edges of the buttresses to span the distance between buttress walls. The flaring portion of the buttress (head) may be of various geometrical shapes, viz. (i) massive head, (ii) round head or mushroom head, (iii) diamond head. The buttress dams comprising types of head classified above are named accordingly. Also called Round head buttress dam, Mushroom head buttress dam or Diamond dome buttress dam (illustrated).

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