Criteria for Spillway Design Floodsby Arthur C. Miller, Pennsylvania State Univ, University, Park, PA, USA,
Document Type: Proceeding Paper
Part of: Engineering Hydrology
Abstract: The procedures outlined in this paper only address the hydrologic safety criteria for spillway design floods. The recommended procedures are based on a careful identification of the social, economic, and environmental consequences of failure and the necessary quantification to make a decision. The computations and procedures utilized to evaluate alternative designs should be carried only to an extent to facilitate decisions. The decision process includes the economic and nondollar-denominated consequences of failure throughout the life of the project.
Subject Headings: Hydraulic design | Floods | Hydrology | Safety | Spillways | Economic factors | Failure analysis | Social factors
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