Dams: Incidents and Accidents by K.r. SaxenaDams: Incidents and Accidents by K.r. Saxena

Dams: Incidents and Accidents

byK.r. Saxena, V.m. SharmaEditorK.r. Saxena

Hardcover | December 15, 2004

Pricing and Purchase Info

$240.47 online 
$260.95 list price save 7%
Earn 1202 plum® points

In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores

about

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.

Title:Dams: Incidents and AccidentsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:242 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.6 inPublished:December 15, 2004Publisher:Taylor & FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9058097013

ISBN - 13:9789058097019

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of Dams: Incidents and Accidents

Reviews

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface

1. Introduction
 
2. Dams â incidents and failures

3. Misconceptions in the design of dams

4. Classic distress and failures of dams

5. Investigations of distress and failures of dams

6. Study of dam failure â a philosophy

Subject index