Conceptual Evaluation of Dam Safety by Instrumentation

by Chian Min Wu, Water Resources Planning Commission, Taipei, Taiwan,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering


The criteria governing the design of dams can frequently be imprecise. One of the most practical methods of evaluating dam safety in the dam safety surveillance programs is to check the performance of the dam through the behavior of the structure. Several rules are proposed.

Subject Headings: Dam safety | Instrumentation | Concrete dams | Embankment dams | Structural behavior | Structural safety | Structural analysis | Deformation (mechanics)

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