Safety of Existing Dams: Evaluation and Improvement
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Safety of Existing Dams:
Evaluation and Improvement
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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.


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354 pages | 6 x 9
ISBN: 978-0-309-07479-7
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National Research Council. Safety of Existing Dams: Evaluation and Improvement. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 1983.

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