Geotechnical Engineering of Dams, 2nd Edition

Robin Fell, Patrick MacGregor, David Stapledon, Graeme Bell, Mark Foster

January 31, 2018 Forthcoming by CRC Press
Reference - 1348 Pages
ISBN 9781138749344 - CAT# K32737

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Features

  • Covers all practical aspects of the subject from design to maintenance in a clear, comprehensive manner, and is richly illustrated throughout
  • Looks at the review and assessment of existing dams as well as design principles for new dams
  • Strong focus on geotechnical engineering and engineering geology
  • Compiles decades of research and practical experience in the field of hydraulic (dam) engineering of a suite of renowned academics, engineers and engineering geologists

Summary

Geotechnical Engineering of Dams, 2nd edition provides a comprehensive text on the geotechnical and geological aspects of the investigations for and the design and construction of new dams and the review and assessment of existing dams. The main emphasis of this work is on embankment dams, but much of the text, particularly those parts related to geology, can be used for concrete gravity and arch dams.

All phases of investigation, design and construction are covered. Detailed descriptions are given from the initial site assessment and site investigation program through to the preliminary and detailed design phases and, ultimately, the construction phase. The assessment of existing dams, including the analysis of risks posed by those dams, is also discussed. This wholly revised and significantly expanded 2nd edition includes a lengthy new appendix on the assessment of the likelihood of failure of dams by internal erosion and piping.

This valuable source on dam engineering incorporates the 200+ years of collective experience of the authors in the subject area. Design methods are presented in combination with their theoretical basis, to enable the reader to develop a proper understanding of the possibilities and limitations of a method. For its practical, well-founded approach, this work can serve as a useful guide for professional dam engineers and engineering geologists and as a textbook for university students.

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