Special Issue "Advances in Dam Engineering"
A special issue of Infrastructures (ISSN 2412-3811).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 January 2020).
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Affiliated Researcher, University of Maryland College Park, MD, USA;
YP Vice Chair of Committee on Dam Safety, US Society of Dams, USA
Interests: advanced analysis of infrastructures; earthquake engineering; machine learning; coupled systems mechanics; uncertainty quantification
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Interests: concrete dams; appurtenant structures for dams; seismic analysis; finite element analysis; nonlinear models
Interests: safety and risk assessment of dams and appurtenant structures
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Interests: dam safety; embankment dams; internal erosion
Interests: dynamic analysis of dams; rockfill constitutive models; numerical simulations
The expansion of water resources is the 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 the existing dams, the periodic re-evaluations, and life extension are the primary objectives in developed countries, the design and construction of new dams is the main concern in developing countries. The role of dam engineers has greatly changed over the past decades. Thanks to new technologies, the surveillance, monitoring, design and analysis tasks involved in this process have significantly improved.
In this Special Issue, we solicit high-quality original research articles focused on the state-of-the-art techniques and methods employed in the design, construction, and analysis of dams. We welcome both theoretical and application papers of high technical standard across various disciplines, thus facilitating an awareness of techniques and methods in one area that may be applicable to other areas. We seek high-quality submissions of original research articles as well as review articles on all aspects related to dam engineering that has the potential for practical application.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Gravity, arch, RCC, CFRD, embankment, and rockfill dams;
- New construction materials and mixture design;
- Material behavior and constitutive models for concrete, soil, and rock;
- Advanced design techniques with optimized geometry;
- Recent case studies and reported dam failures (i.e., lessons learned);
- Dam safety and security, risk-informed decision making, and failure modes;
- Quantification of various hazard sources (e.g., earthquake, flood, aging);
- Advanced numerical analysis techniques;
- Validations and verifications of the existing analysis techniques;
- Monitoring, surveillance, and field measurement methods; and
- Advances in sustainable and resilient dams, as well as socio-economical aspects.
The Article Processing Charge (APC) is waived for well-prepared manuscripts submitted before 30 June 2019.
Dr. M. Amin Hariri-Ardebili
Dr. Jerzy Salamon
Mr. Guido Mazzà
Prof. Dr. Hasan Tosun
Dr. Bin Xu
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- finite element
- construction material
- natural hazard
- experimental test