Geotechnical Engineering of Dams, 2nd Edition

Geotechnical Engineering of Dams, 2nd Edition
  • Author : Robin Fell,Patrick MacGregor,David Stapledon,Mark Foster,Graeme Bell
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 1348
  • Relase : 2018-02-20
  • ISBN : 1138749346

Geotechnical Engineering of Dams, 2nd Edition Book Review:

Geotechnical Engineering of Dams, 2nd edition provides a comprehensive text on the geotechnical and geological aspects of the investigations for and the design and construction of new dams and the review and assessment of existing dams. The main emphasis of this work is on embankment dams, but much of the text, particularly those parts related to geology, can be used for concrete gravity and arch dams. All phases of investigation, design and construction are covered. Detailed descriptions are given from the initial site assessment and site investigation program through to the preliminary and detailed design phases and, ultimately, the construction phase. The assessment of existing dams, including the analysis of risks posed by those dams, is also discussed. This wholly revised and significantly expanded 2nd edition includes a lengthy new appendix on the assessment of the likelihood of failure of dams by internal erosion and piping. This valuable source on dam engineering incorporates the 200+ years of collective experience of the authors in the subject area. Design methods are presented in combination with their theoretical basis, to enable the reader to develop a proper understanding of the possibilities and limitations of a method. For its practical, well-founded approach, this work can serve as a useful guide for professional dam engineers and engineering geologists and as a textbook for university students.

Geotechnical Engineering of Dams

Geotechnical Engineering of Dams
  • Author : Robin Fell,Patrick MacGregor,David Stapledon,Graeme Bell,Mark Foster
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 1382
  • Relase : 2014-11-21
  • ISBN : 9780203387313

Geotechnical Engineering of Dams Book Review:

Geotechnical Engineering of Dams, 2nd edition provides a comprehensive text on the geotechnical and geological aspects of the investigations for and the design and construction of new dams and the review and assessment of existing dams. The main emphasis of this work is on embankment dams, but much of the text, particularly those parts related to g

Geotechnical Engineering of Dams, 2nd Edition

Geotechnical Engineering of Dams, 2nd Edition
  • Author : Robin Fell,Patrick MacGregor,David Stapledon,Graeme Bell,Mark Foster
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 1384
  • Relase : 2014-11-21
  • ISBN : 9781138000087

Geotechnical Engineering of Dams, 2nd Edition Book Review:

Geotechnical Engineering of Dams, 2nd edition provides a comprehensive text on the geotechnical and geological aspects of the investigations for and the design and construction of new dams and the review and assessment of existing dams. The main emphasis of this work is on embankment dams, but much of the text, particularly those parts related to geology, can be used for concrete gravity and arch dams. All phases of investigation, design and construction are covered. Detailed descriptions are given from the initial site assessment and site investigation program through to the preliminary and detailed design phases and, ultimately, the construction phase. The assessment of existing dams, including the analysis of risks posed by those dams, is also discussed. This wholly revised and significantly expanded 2nd edition includes a lengthy new appendix on the assessment of the likelihood of failure of dams by internal erosion and piping. This valuable source on dam engineering incorporates the 200+ years of collective experience of the authors in the subject area. Design methods are presented in combination with their theoretical basis, to enable the reader to develop a proper understanding of the possibilities and limitations of a method. For its practical, well-founded approach, this work can serve as a useful guide for professional dam engineers and engineering geologists and as a textbook for university students.

Geotechnical Engineering of Dams

Geotechnical Engineering of Dams
  • Author : Robin Fell,Patrick MacGregor,David Stapledon,Graeme Bell (Consulting dams engineer),Mark Andrew Foster
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 1338
  • Relase : 2015
  • ISBN : 1523107200

Geotechnical Engineering of Dams Book Review:

"This book provides a comprehensive text on the geotechnical and geological aspects of the investigations for and the design and construction of new dams and the review and assessment of existing dams. The emphasis is on embankment dams, but much of the text, particularly those parts related to geology, can be used for concrete gravity and arch dams. The book aims to provide practising dam engineers and geologists with a practical approach, as well as to give university students an insight into the subject of dam engineering. The theoretical basis upon which design methods have been developed is included so readers develop a proper understanding of the limitations of the methods. All phases of investigation, design and construction are covered, from the initial assessment of a damsite and the development and carrying out of a detailed site investigation program, through to the preliminary and detailed design phases and ultimately the construction phase. The assessment of existing dams, including the analysis of risks posed by those dams, is also discussed. This wholly revised and significantly expanded 2nd edition includes a lengthy new chapter on the assessment of the likelihood of failure of dams by internal erosion and piping"--

Hydraulic Engineering of Dams

Hydraulic Engineering of Dams
  • Author : Willi H. Hager,Anton J. Schleiss,Robert M. Boes,Michael Pfister
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 1060
  • Relase : 2020-11-05
  • ISBN : 9781135038038

Hydraulic Engineering of Dams Book Review:

Hydraulic engineering of dams and their appurtenant structures counts among the essential tasks to successfully design safe water-retaining reservoirs for hydroelectric power generation, flood retention, and irrigation and water supply demands. In view of climate change, especially dams and reservoirs, among other water infrastructure, will and have to play an even more important role than in the past as part of necessary mitigation and adaptation measures to satisfy vital needs in water supply, renewable energy and food worldwide as expressed in the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations. This book deals with the major hydraulic aspects of dam engineering considering recent developments in research and construction, namely overflow, conveyance and dissipations structures of spillways, river diversion facilities during construction, bottom and low-level outlets as well as intake structures. Furthermore, the book covers reservoir sedimentation, impulse waves and dambreak waves, which are relevant topics in view of sustainable and safe operation of reservoirs. The book is richly illustrated with photographs, highlighting the various appurtenant structures of dams addressed in the book chapters, as well as figures and diagrams showing important relations among the governing parameters of a certain phenomenon. An extensive literature review along with an updated bibliography complete this book.

Advanced Dam Engineering for Design, Construction, and Rehabilitation

Advanced Dam Engineering for Design, Construction, and Rehabilitation
  • Author : R.B. Jansen
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 811
  • Relase : 2012-12-06
  • ISBN : 9781461308577

Advanced Dam Engineering for Design, Construction, and Rehabilitation Book Review:

The present state of the art of dam engineering has been ronmental, and political factors, which, though important, attained by a continuous search for new ideas and methods are covered in other publications. while incorporating the lessons of the past. In the last 20 The rapid progress in recent times has resulted from the years particularly there have been major innovations, due combined efforts of engineers and associated scientists, as largely to a concerted effort to blend the best of theory and exemplified by the authorities who have contributed to this practice. Accompanying these achievements, there has been book. These individuals have brought extensive knowledge a significant trend toward free interchange among the pro to the task, drawn from experience throughout the world. fessional disciplines, including open discussion of prob With the convergence of such distinguished talent, the op lems and their solutions. The inseparable relationships of portunity for accomplishment was substantial. I gratefully hydrology, geology, and seismology to engineering have acknowledge the generous cooperation of these writers, and been increasingly recognized in this field, where progress am indebted also to other persons and organizations that is founded on interdisciplinary cooperation. have allowed reference to their publications; and I have This book presents advances in dam engineering that attempted to acknowledge this obligation in the sections have been achieved in recent years or are under way. At where the material is used. These courtesies are deeply ap tention is given to practical aspects of design, construction, preciated.

Internal Erosion of Dams and Their Foundations

Internal Erosion of Dams and Their Foundations
  • Author : Robin Fell,Jean-Jacques Fry
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 245
  • Relase : 2014-04-21
  • ISBN : 9781482266146

Internal Erosion of Dams and Their Foundations Book Review:

Internal erosion and piping in embankments and their foundations is the main cause of failures and accidents to embankment dams. For new dams, the potential for internal erosion and piping can be controlled by good design and construction of the core of the dam and provision of filters to intercept seepage through the embankment and the foundations. This book presents selected and reviewed papers from the Workshop on Internal Erosion and Piping of Dams and their Foundations, which was held from 25 to 27 April, 2005 in Aussois, France. The book covers the whole internal erosion process, from initiation of erosion, continuation, progression to form a pipe, and formation of a breach. An overview paper based on the papers and discussion at the Workshop describes the state of the art and research needs. Internal Erosion of Dams and their Foundations will be most valuable to dam engineers, researchers and students who are involved in assessing the safety of embankment dams from internal erosion and piping.

Geotechnical Engineering of Embankment Dams

Geotechnical Engineering of Embankment Dams
  • Author : Robin Fell,Patrick MacGregor,David Stapledon
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Pages : 675
  • Relase : 1992
  • ISBN : 9054101288

Geotechnical Engineering of Embankment Dams Book Review:

Dams and Reservoirs under Changing Challenges

Dams and Reservoirs under Changing Challenges
  • Author : Anton J. Schleiss,Robert M. Boes
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 906
  • Relase : 2011-05-18
  • ISBN : 9780203804094

Dams and Reservoirs under Changing Challenges Book Review:

In the past, boundary conditions in the building of dams have changed, as technological developments have been influential on dam planning, construction, operation and maintenance processes. It is ICOLD‘s mission to not only consider these developments but also adequately deal with environmental aspects and related infrastructure issues. Altered wa

TAILINGS DAM DESIGN

TAILINGS DAM DESIGN
  • Author : Cigb Icold
  • Publisher : ICOLD Bulletins Series
  • Pages : 160
  • Relase : 2021-03-09
  • ISBN : 0367770466

TAILINGS DAM DESIGN Book Review:

Tailings are produced from the processing of mineral ores and are commonly stored within embankment dams. The design of the dams requires application of sound engineering principles and an understanding of the properties of the tailings. This Bulletin provides a framework for classifying different types of tailings, ranging from ultra-fine to coarse, based on their geotechnical properties and provides typical geotechnical parameters for the different tailings types. Technologies for dewatering tailings to reduce the risk of storage continue to be developed and the different technologies, from thickening to filtration, and re-application of old technologies are presented to illustrate the options available and, where appropriate, typical in situ properties. This bulletin is directed towards a wide audience of stakeholders: designers, owners, regulators, communities and various organizations and provides a reference for communicating tailings properties and the benefits and limitations of technologies. All mining operations, and thereby tailings operations, are unique. There is no one-solution-fits-all. Tailings dam designs need to account for site-specific conditions, such as climate, physiography, geochemistry, geomorphology, seismology, mining processes, environment, and community setting, with the application of technologies playing an important role in developing safe, sustainable tailings facilities. Les stériles miniers sont produits à partir du traitement des minerais et sont généralement stockés derrière des barrages en remblai. La conception des barrages nécessite l'application de principes d'ingénierie solides et une compréhension des propriétés des résidus. Ce bulletin fournit un cadre pour classer différents types de résidus, allant de l'ultra-fin au grossier, en fonction de leurs propriétés géotechniques et propose des paramètres géotechniques typiques pour les différentes sortes de résidus. Les technologies d'assèchement des résidus pour réduire le risque de stockage continuent à être développées; les différentes technologies, de l'épaississement à la filtration, en passant par l'application des anciennes technologies, sont présentées pour illustrer les options disponibles et, le cas échéant, les propriétés in situ typiques. Ce bulletin s'adresse à un large public d'intervenants: concepteurs, propriétaires, régulateurs, communautés et organisations diverses et fournit une référence pour communiquer les propriétés des résidus et les avantages et les limites des technologies. Toutes les opérations minières et, par conséquent, les traitements des résidus, sont uniques. Il n'y a pas de solution unique pour tous. La conception des barrages de résidus doit tenir compte des conditions propres au site, telles que le climat, la physiographie, la géochimie, la géomorphologie, la sismologie, les processus miniers, l'environnement et le milieu communautaire, l'application de technologies jouant un rôle important dans le développement de parcs à résidus sûrs et durables.

Dams, Dam Foundations, and Reservoir Sites

Dams, Dam Foundations, and Reservoir Sites
  • Author : Ernest Wahlstrom
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 290
  • Relase : 2012-12-02
  • ISBN : 9780444601681

Dams, Dam Foundations, and Reservoir Sites Book Review:

Developments in Geotechnical Engineering 6: Dams, Dam Foundations, and Reservoir Sites explores the design and construction of dams and reservoirs, and the foundations on which they rest. It discusses the theory and practice of geology and geophysics as they are applied to the study of proposed sites on which to build dams and reservoirs, the measures taken to ensure the continued safety of a dam during construction, and geological processes and features of foundations. Comprised of 10 chapters, this volume begins with an overview of the geotechnical aspects of planning and construction of dams and reservoirs, along with the origin, nature, and magnitude of problems associated with the foundation materials to be used. It then looks at the geological classification of natural substances and the strengths of these substances in terms of their origin, fabric, and mineralogy; excavation and filling of valleys; the influence of geologic structure in the development of erosional and depositional features in valleys; and the flow of water (seepage) beneath dams and around abutments. The reader is also introduced to groundwater hydrology as it relates to the movement of water through anisotropic materials beneath standing or running bodies of water at the Earth's surface and beneath dams; the mechanics of dam foundations; and excavations and dam construction in unconsolidated deposits. This book will be of interest to geologists, geophysicists, and engineers, as well as those involved in hydrology, geosciences, and rock and soil mechanics.

New Developments in Dam Engineering

New Developments in Dam Engineering
  • Author : Martin Wieland,Qingwen Ren,John S.Y. Tan
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 1248
  • Relase : 2014-05-14
  • ISBN : 0203020677

New Developments in Dam Engineering Book Review:

The development of water resources is a key element in the socio-economic development of many regions in the world. Water availability and rainfall are unequally distributed both in space and time, so dams play a vital role, there being few viable alternatives for storing water. Dams hold a prime place in satisfying the ever-increasing demand for power, irrigation and drinking water, for protection of man, property and environment from catastrophic floods, and for regulating the flow of rivers. Dams have contributed to the development of civilization for over 2,000 years. Worldwide there are some 45,000 large dams listed by ICOLD, which have a height over 15 meters. Today, in western countries, where most of the water resources have been developed, the safety of the existing dams and measures for extending their economical life are of prime concern. In developing countries the focus is on the construction of new dams. The proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Dam Engineering includes contributions from 18 countries, and provides an overview of the state-of-the-art in hydropower development, new type dams, new materials and new technologies, dam and environment. Traditional areas, such as concrete dams and embankment dams, methods of analysis and design of dams, dam foundation, seismic analysis, design and safety, stability of dam and slope, dam safety monitoring and instrumentation, dam maintenance, and rehabilitation and heightening are also considered. The book is of special interest to scientists, researchers, engineers, and students working in dam engineering, dam design, hydropower development, environmental engineering, and structural hydraulics.

Dam Engineering

Dam Engineering
  • Author : Hasan Tosun
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Pages : 108
  • Relase : 2019-02-20
  • ISBN : 9781789854794

Dam Engineering Book Review:

Dams and their auxiliary structures are built to provide water for human consumption, irrigating lands, generating hydroelectric power, and use in industrial processes. They are critical structures for continuing life and providing public safety. Construction of a dam is a complicated task that requires sophisticated modern technology and technical expertise. Scientists need to review and adjust their perspectives on designing embankments and their related structures, and compaction and consolidation of fill material, behavior of concrete materials, geotechnical and seismological studies of the dam site, total risk analysis, safety monitoring and instrumentation, heightening, hydrological studies, soil conservation, and watershed management. This book intends to provide the reader with a comprehensive overview of the latest information in dam engineering.

Geotechnical Engineering for Mine Waste Storage Facilities

Geotechnical Engineering for Mine Waste Storage Facilities
  • Author : Geoffrey E. Blight
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 652
  • Relase : 2009-11-16
  • ISBN : 9780203859407

Geotechnical Engineering for Mine Waste Storage Facilities Book Review:

The book is a comprehensive treatment of the application of geotechnical engineering to site selection, site exploration, design, operation and closure of mine waste storage facilities.The level and content are suitable as a technical source and reference for practising engineers engaged both in the design and operational management of mine waste s

Reservoir Sediment Management

Reservoir Sediment Management
  • Author : Sahnaz Tigrek,Tuce Aras
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 226
  • Relase : 2011-09-15
  • ISBN : 9781466512719

Reservoir Sediment Management Book Review:

Siltation in reservoirs has become an important problem when dams are getting older and stop functioning when the sediment has accumulated to a certain extent. With proper sediment management techniques, negative effects of sediment can be avoided and reservoir life and performance can be improved. This volume deals with reservoir sedimentation, deposition and removal. It provides the principles of sediment transport and gives guidelines to predict reservoir life. It presents several removal techniques, accompanied with detailed operation descriptions. With the help of the RESCON open source software, cost analysis tools to determine the optimum method for maintenance and operation of a reservoir can be applied. To illustrate practice and to assist the reader in setting up a sediment management operation, a number of case studies of existing large dams are included. Written by two experts on reservoir operation, this volume is intended for professionals and advanced students working on dam and reservoir design, construction, operation, maintenance and rehabilitation.

Dams: Incidents and Accidents

Dams: Incidents and Accidents
  • Author : K.R. Saxena,V.M. Sharma
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 250
  • Relase : 2004-12-23
  • ISBN : 9058097013

Dams: Incidents and Accidents Book Review:

The increasing number of dams built in the last century has underlined the necessity of these constructions to the all-round development of a country. The advent of rock mechanics, engineering geology and a better understanding of materials have made it possible to construct higher and larger dams and to tackle more difficult sites. The assumptions and risks used in the theory of dam design include such unpredictable events as earthquakes, floods, and geological faults or soft seams, which may be either underestimated or completely missed during initial exploration. Incidents relating to dams are manageable at an early stage, whereas accidents, which are largely unforeseen, result in unexpected behaviour of dams and in catastrophic failures. Investigations conducted to determine the cause of a failure may not reveal the true sequence of events, while expert analyses are often controversial. From the dams that do not fail, of course, we learn nothing. Systematically monitoring the dam’s behaviour from the potential risk stage to the accident event, would allow a hazard-management programme to be implemented, minimising loss of life and property, and provide useful data.

Design of Earth Dams

Design of Earth Dams
  • Author : A.L. Goldin
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 335
  • Relase : 2017-07-12
  • ISBN : 9781351455831

Design of Earth Dams Book Review:

Earth dams are the most common impoundment structures, with stringent requirements imposed on their design and construction. Modern design require accurate static and dynamic computations based on thorough analysis of stress-strain conditions, as detailed in this handbook (translated from the Russia

Earth and Rockfill Dams

Earth and Rockfill Dams
  • Author : Christian Kutzner
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 395
  • Relase : 2018-02-06
  • ISBN : 9781351454001

Earth and Rockfill Dams Book Review:

This text methodically demonstrates the basic rules for the design criteria of earthfill and rockfill dams. It expertly guides the reader from preliminary work through the design of various embankment dams and on to the construction and finally the control of safety in completed structures.

Hydraulics of Dam and River Structures

Hydraulics of Dam and River Structures
  • Author : Farhad Yazdandoost,Jalal Attari
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Pages : 610
  • Relase : 2004-08
  • ISBN : 9781135290870

Hydraulics of Dam and River Structures Book Review:

This book comprises the papers of the International Conference on Hydraulics of Dams and Rivers Structures, held in Tehran, 26-28 April 2004. The topics covered include air-water flows, intakes and outlets, hydrodynamic forces, energy dissipators, stepped spillways, scouring and sedimentation around structures, numerical approaches in river hydrodynamics, river response to hydraulic structures and hydroinformatic applications. This proceedings provides professionals and researchers with news of interdisciplinary research findings, considering future development of the sector in its many and various applications.

An Introduction to Geotechnical Processes

An Introduction to Geotechnical Processes
  • Author : John Woodward
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 140
  • Relase : 2005-03-10
  • ISBN : 0415286468

An Introduction to Geotechnical Processes Book Review:

The study of the solid part of the earth on which structures are built is an essential part of the training of a civil engineer. Geotechnical processes such as drilling, pumping and injection techniques enhance the viability of many construction processes by improving ground conditions. Highlighting the ground investigation necessary for the process, the likely improvement in strength of treated ground and testing methods An Introduction to Geotechnical Processes covers the elements of ground treatment and improvement, from the control of groundwater, drilling and grouting to ground anchors and electro-chemical hardening.