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<p>Dams play a vital role in our lives. They meet demand for drinking, irrigation and industrial water supply; they control floods, increase dry-weather flows in rivers and creeks and give opportunities for various recreational activities. But besides being ...
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This chapter presents the main abrasive effects observed in concrete hydraulic surfaces of dams of hydroelectric power plant (HPP). These types of hydraulic structures are subject to solicitations for dynamics order due to water flow at high speed usually ...
Reference: Publisher InTech Published online 16, March, 2012
<p>Soil investigation was carried out at a proposed dam site across River Ome in Ago Iwoye, southwestern Nigeria to investigate the depth to bedrock, possible geologic structures, foundation conditions of the dam axis, abutments and choice of best location ...
Reference: Journal of Science and Technology Volume 1 No. 6, June, 2012
Geophysical investigation involving the electrical resistivity method has been undertaken along three proposed dam axes trending NNW-SSE (335° WCB) across ENE to WSW flowing Owuruwuru River at Ikere Ekiti Southwestern Nigeria. The study is aimed at evaluating ...
Reference: Journal of Geology and Mining Research Vol. 3(12), pp. 325-340, December 2011
Since end of 2002, (dam start up) nature of KARKHEH dam has been analyzed by using the gathered information from instrumentation system of dam. In this lecture dam condition after start up have been analyzed by using the gathered data from located piezometers ...
Reference: World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology 59 2011
 
<p>The paper provides an outline of important points that need to be recognized and understood when selecting material for use in embankment dams. It covers soil materials; rockfill materials; granular filters and drains; asphalt concrete as a water barrier; ...
Reference: USSD Committee on Materials for Embankment Dams, 2011
<p>Tailings dams are geotechnical structures that are increased in height with time. Several factors typical of tailings dams cause a higher risk of failure compared with other earth structures. The factors that influence the risk of tailings dam failure are ...
Reference: ISGSR 2011 - Vogt, Schuppener, Straub & Bräu (eds) - © 2011 Bundesanstalt für Wasserbau
Hydropower plants with underground powerhouse contain different types of underground structures namely: diversion tunnels, headrace and tailrace tunnels, access tunnels, caverns grouting and inspection galleries etc. As earthquake ground shaking affects all ...
Reference: The paper was presented at the First Asian and 9th Iranian Tunnelling Symposium, Tehran, Iran, November 1-2, 2011
<p>purely deterministic approach in geotechnical engineering usually is chosen despite there is enough knowledge about the uncertainties and spatial variability of the soil parameters. The geotechnical design and recommendations are based on some field observations, ...
Reference: ISGSR 2011 - Vogt, Schuppener, Straub & Bräu (eds) - © 2011 Bundesanstalt für Wasserbau
<p>The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) implemented a geotechnical instrumentation program to automatically and continuously monitor changes in subsurface movements and groundwater levels using in-place inclinometers and electronic piezometers, ...
Reference: 21st Century Dam Design - Advances and Adaptations, 31st Annual USSD Conference, San Diego, California, April 11-15, 2011