Risk-Cost Principles for Dam Safety Analysis

by David A. Moser, US Army Corps of Engineers, United States,
Eugene Z. Stakhiv, US Army Corps of Engineers, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering


The purpose of this paper is to present the principles and issues of risk-cost analysis as they have evolved in the evaluation of dam safety improvements. The paper also reviews some results of the Corps' dam safety research program in applying risk-cost analysis.

Subject Headings: Risk management | Dam safety | Dam failures | Wave overtopping | Hydrology | Safety | Failure analysis | Floods

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