Rehabilitation of Dams, Spillways, and Hydroplants

by Edward F. Carter, Harza Engineering Co, Chicago, United States,
Mark S. Woodbury, Harza Engineering Co, Chicago, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Waterpower '91: A New View of Hydro Resources


Many older dams are in need of rehabilitation as a result of aging, deterioration, and more stringent safety standards. Concerns include deterioration of original construction materials, seepage, inadequate spillway capacity, and computationaly unstable structural elements. Analytical and structural measures are available and have been used to upgrade existing dams to meet acceptable levels of safety and extend their useable life.

Subject Headings: Structural safety | Dams | Construction materials | Concrete dams | Embankment dams | Hydro power | Roller-compacted concrete | Aging (material)

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