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.
Table of Contents
|2. The Safety of Dams||4-40|
|3. Risk-Based Decision Analysis||41-70|
|4. Hydrologic and Hydraulic Considerations||71-131|
|5. Geologic and Seismological Considerations||132-182|
|6. Concrete and Masonry Dams||183-212|
|7. Embankment Dams||213-258|
|8. Appurtenant Structures||259-271|
|9. Reservoir Problems||272-277|
|11. Recommended Glossary||309-328|
|Appendix A: Biographical Sketches of Committee Members||329-333|
|Appendix B: Biographical Sketches of Workshop Participants||334-338|
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