Risk Assessment of System of Dams

by Au-Yeung Yin, ATC - Engineering Consultants Inc, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering


The application of risk assessment to a series of dams on a river is presented here. A general discussion of the basic principles of risk assessment approach to dam engineering is given along with the computational procedures and sample system routings of serial dam failure of three dams.

Subject Headings: Dams | Dam failures | Rivers and streams | Probability | Reservoirs | Risk management | Systems engineering | Failure analysis

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