Guidelines for Instrumentation and Measurements for Monitoring Dam Performance

ASCE Task Committee on Instrumentation and Monitoring Dam Performance

American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston, VA
978-0-7844-0531-4 (ISBN-13) | 0-7844-0531-X (ISBN-10), 2000, Soft Cover, Pg. 715
22 cm

Document Type: Book


Prepared by the Task Committee on Instrumentation and Monitoring Dam Performance of the Hydropower Committee of the Energy Division of ASCE.

This report is a handy and comprehensive source of information for dam owners, engineers, and regulators about instrumentation and measurements for monitoring performance of all types of dams. It presents the methodology and process for the selection, measurement instruments and techniques, installation, operation, maintenance, use, and evaluation of instrumentation and measurement systems for dams, appurtenant structures, their foundations, and environment.

Topics include: factors affecting dam performance, means and methods of monitoring dam performance, planning and implementation of a monitoring program, data evaluation and reporting, and decision making.

Case histories of instrumentation and monitoring programs at specific dams are provided for the reader.

Subject Headings: Instrumentation | Dam foundations | Dams | Hydro power | Energy measurement | Case studies | Quality control


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