Safety of Existing Dams

Evaluation and Improvement

Author: N.A

Publisher: National Academies

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 354

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Written by civil engineers, dam safety officials, dam owners, geologists, hydraulic engineers, and risk analysts, this handbook is the first cooperative attempt to provide practical solutions to dam problems within the financial constraints faced by dam owners. It provides hands-on information for identifying and remedying common defects in concrete and masonry dams, embankment dams, reservoirs, and related structures. It also includes procedures for monitoring dams and collecting and analyzing data. Case histories demonstrate economical solutions to specific problems.

Safety of Dams

A Review of the Program of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation for the Safety of Existing Dams : a Report to the U.S. Department of the Interior

Author: Assembly of Engineering (U.S.). Committee on the Safety of Dams

Publisher: National Academies

ISBN: N.A

Category: Dam safety

Page: 82

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ENGINEERING ASSESSMENT OF THE

Author: K. M. Lakshika Ayomi Udamulla

Publisher: Open Dissertation Press

ISBN: 9781374749764

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 198

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This dissertation, "Engineering Assessment of the Safety of Existing Dams" by K M Lakshika Ayomi, Udamulla, was obtained from The University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong) and is being sold pursuant to Creative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License. The content of this dissertation has not been altered in any way. We have altered the formatting in order to facilitate the ease of printing and reading of the dissertation. All rights not granted by the above license are retained by the author. DOI: 10.5353/th_b3121468 Subjects: Dam safety - Evaluation

Safety of Dams

Flood and Earthquake Criteria

Author: National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems,Water Science and Technology Board,Committee on Safety Criteria for Dams

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309035325

Category: Science

Page: 294

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From earth tectonics and meteorology to risk, responsibility, and the role of government, this comprehensive and detailed book reviews current practices in designing dams to withstand extreme hydrologic and seismic events. Recommendations for action and for further research to improve dam safety evaluations are presented.

Safety of Dams

Flood and Earthquake Criteria

Author: N.A

Publisher: National Academies

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 276

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From earth tectonics and meteorology to risk, responsibility, and the role of government, this comprehensive and detailed book reviews current practices in designing dams to withstand extreme hydrologic and seismic events. Recommendations for action and for further research to improve dam safety evaluations are presented.

Federal Guidelines for Dam Safety

Author: United States. Interagency Committee on Dam Safety,United States. Federal Emergency Management Agency

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 9780160428302

Category: Dam safety

Page: 50

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NOTE: NO FURTHER DISCOUNT FOR THIS PRINT PRODUCT--OVERSTOCK SALE -- Significantly reduced list price while supplies last Contains guidelines that apply to Federal practices for dams with a direct Federal interest. These guidelines encourage strict safety standards in the practices and procedures employed by federal agencies or required of dam owners regulated by the federal agencies. The guidelines provide the most complete and authoritative statement available of the desired management practices for promoting dam safety and the welfare of the public. The guidelines apply to federal practices for dams with a direct federal interest; the guidelines do not attempt to establish technical standards and are not intended to supplant or conflict with state or local government responsibilities for the safety of dams under their jurisdiction. Additionally,engineers, designers, architects, concrete, and construction crews, and others involved in dam safety and maintenance would find this informative. Related resources: Dams, Canals & Levees resources collection is available here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/catalog/science-technology/engineering/dams-canals-levees

New Developments in Dam Engineering

Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Dam Engineering, 18-20 October, Nanjing, China

Author: Martin Wieland,Qingwen Ren,John S.Y. Tan

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780203020678

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1240

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The development of water resources is a key element in the socio-economic development of many regions in the world. Water availability and rainfall are unequally distributed both in space and time, so dams play a vital role, there being few viable alternatives for storing water. Dams hold a prime place in satisfying the ever-increasing demand for power, irrigation and drinking water, for protection of man, property and environment from catastrophic floods, and for regulating the flow of rivers. Dams have contributed to the development of civilization for over 2,000 years. Worldwide there are some 45,000 large dams listed by ICOLD, which have a height over 15 meters. Today, in western countries, where most of the water resources have been developed, the safety of the existing dams and measures for extending their economical life are of prime concern. In developing countries the focus is on the construction of new dams. The proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Dam Engineering includes contributions from 18 countries, and provides an overview of the state-of-the-art in hydropower development, new type dams, new materials and new technologies, dam and environment. Traditional areas, such as concrete dams and embankment dams, methods of analysis and design of dams, dam foundation, seismic analysis, design and safety, stability of dam and slope, dam safety monitoring and instrumentation, dam maintenance, and rehabilitation and heightening are also considered. The book is of special interest to scientists, researchers, engineers, and students working in dam engineering, dam design, hydropower development, environmental engineering, and structural hydraulics.

Safety evaluation of existing dams

a manual for the safety of embankment and concrete dams

Author: United States. Dept. of the Interior. Water and Power Resources Service

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 152

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Safety of small dams

proceedings, Engineering Foundation Conference, New England College, Henniker, New Hampshire, August 4-9, 1974

Author: Malcolm E. Graf,Engineering Foundation (U.S.),New England College,American Society of Civil Engineers

Publisher: Amer Society of Civil Engineers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 463

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Perspectives on European Earthquake Engineering and Seismology

Author: Atilla Ansal

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319071181

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 650

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This book collects 5 keynote and 15 topic lectures presented at the 2nd European Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Seismology (2ECEES), held in Istanbul, Turkey, from August 24 to 29, 2014. The conference was organized by the Turkish Earthquake Foundation - Earthquake Engineering Committee and Prime Ministry, Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency under the auspices of the European Association for Earthquake Engineering (EAEE) and European Seismological Commission (ESC). The book’s twenty state-of-the-art papers were written by the most prominent researchers in Europe and address a comprehensive collection of topics on earthquake engineering, as well as interdisciplinary subjects such as engineering seismology and seismic risk assessment and management. Further topics include engineering seismology, geotechnical earthquake engineering, seismic performance of buildings, earthquake-resistant engineering structures, new techniques and technologies and managing risk in seismic regions. The book also presents the Third Ambraseys Distinguished Award Lecture given by Prof. Robin Spence in honor of Prof. Nicholas N. Ambraseys. The aim of this work is to present the state-of-the art and latest practices in the fields of earthquake engineering and seismology, with Europe’s most respected researchers addressing recent and ongoing developments while also proposing innovative avenues for future research and development. Given its cutting-edge content and broad spectrum of topics, the book offers a unique reference guide for researchers in these fields. Audience: This book is of interest to civil engineers in the fields of geotechnical and structural earthquake engineering; scientists and researchers in the fields of seismology, geology and geophysics. Not only scientists, engineers and students, but also those interested in earthquake hazard assessment and mitigation will find in this book the most recent advances.

Earthquake Engineering for Concrete Dams

Design, Performance, and Research Needs

Author: Panel on Earthquake Engineering for Concrete Dams,Committee on Earthquake Engineering,Division of Natural Hazard Mitigation,Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309594987

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 137

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The hazard posed by large dams has long been known. Although no concrete dam has failed as a result of earthquake activity, there have been instances of significant damage. Concerns about the seismic safety of concrete dams have been growing recently because the population at risk in locations downstream of major dams continues to expand and because the seismic design concepts in use at the time most existing dams were built were inadequate. In this book, the committee evaluates current knowledge about the earthquake performance of concrete dams, including procedures for investigating the seismic safety of such structures. Earthquake Engineering for Concrete Dams specifically informs researchers about state-of-the-art earthquake analysis of concrete dams and identifies subject areas where additional knowledge is needed.

Advanced Dam Engineering for Design, Construction, and Rehabilitation

Author: R.B. Jansen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461308577

Category: Science

Page: 811

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The present state of the art of dam engineering has been ronmental, and political factors, which, though important, attained by a continuous search for new ideas and methods are covered in other publications. while incorporating the lessons of the past. In the last 20 The rapid progress in recent times has resulted from the years particularly there have been major innovations, due combined efforts of engineers and associated scientists, as largely to a concerted effort to blend the best of theory and exemplified by the authorities who have contributed to this practice. Accompanying these achievements, there has been book. These individuals have brought extensive knowledge a significant trend toward free interchange among the pro to the task, drawn from experience throughout the world. fessional disciplines, including open discussion of prob With the convergence of such distinguished talent, the op lems and their solutions. The inseparable relationships of portunity for accomplishment was substantial. I gratefully hydrology, geology, and seismology to engineering have acknowledge the generous cooperation of these writers, and been increasingly recognized in this field, where progress am indebted also to other persons and organizations that is founded on interdisciplinary cooperation. have allowed reference to their publications; and I have This book presents advances in dam engineering that attempted to acknowledge this obligation in the sections have been achieved in recent years or are under way. At where the material is used. These courtesies are deeply ap tention is given to practical aspects of design, construction, preciated.

Hydraulic Gates and Valves

In Free Surface Flow and Submerged Outlets

Author: Jack Lewin

Publisher: Thomas Telford

ISBN: 9780727729903

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 300

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Based on the author's extensive practical experience, this new edition will act as a definitive reference work on gates and valves. Hydraulic gates and valves in free surface flow and submerged outlets: 2nd edition will provide you with a comprehensive overview of the subject and clearly describes the principle options available to engineers and designers and outlines the main advantages and disadvantages of all hydraulic gates and valves, highlighting potential problems in their use. This fully revised edition includes: Information about new types of water-operated automatic gates, rolling weir gates, fuse gates and an extended part on barrier gates and their details The sections on seals, the trunnions of radial gates, ice formation, gate operation and structural design have all been expanded New sections on hazard and reliability of gates, earthquake effects on gates and operating machinery, environmental impact and aesthetics, as well as maintenance An appendix on the calculation of hydrostatic loads on radial gates has been set out Hydraulic gates and valves in free surface flow and submerged outlets: 2nd edition will be of great benefit to engineers who work or design project