Advances in Dam Engineering

Edited by
August 2020
202 pages
  • ISBN978-3-03936-326-1 (Hardback)
  • ISBN978-3-03936-327-8 (PDF)

This book is a reprint of the Special Issue Advances in Dam Engineering that was published in

Computer Science & Mathematics
Environmental & Earth Sciences
Expansion of water resources is a key factor in the socio-economic development of all countries. Dams play a critical role in water storage, especially for areas with unequal rainfall and limited water availability. While the safety of existing dams, periodic re-evaluations and life extensions are the primary objectives in developed countries, the design and construction of new dams are the main concerns in developing countries. The role of dam engineers has greatly changed over recent decades. Thanks to new technologies, the surveillance, monitoring, design and analysis tasks involved in this process have significantly improved. The current edited book is a collection of dam-related papers. The overall aim of this edited book is to improve modeling, simulation and field measurements for different dam types (i.e. concrete gravity dams, concrete arch dams, and embankments). The articles cover a wide range of topics on the subject of dams, and reflect the scientific efforts and engineering approaches in this challenging and exciting research field.
  • Hardback
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arch dams; probabilistic; nonlinear; seismic; response correlation; stochastic; probabilistic; excavation; movement; field; groundwater; soil nail; spatial; variability; alkali-silica reaction; damage; existing concrete dam; finite element analysis; temperature; saturation degree; dams; endurance time analysis; nonlinear; dynamic capacity; failure; seismic effects; dam safety; concrete dams; structural safety and reliability; finite elements; earthfill dam; central clay core; downstream shoulder; settlements; long-term behaviour; reservoir level fluctuations; rainfall; seepage; geodetic monitoring; concrete arch dams; seasonal temperature variations; crack prediction; non-linear finite element analyses; concrete gravity dams; seismic fragility analysis; uncertainty quantification; performance based earthquake engineering; stability assessment; instrumentation; earth dam; health monitoring; passive rock bolt; concrete dam; progressive failure; n/a