Operational Safety of Dams and Reservoirs brings together a broad range of knowledge from key areas in dam and reservoir safety, spillways and flow-control to provide new analytical tools to better understand operating risk in hydropower and dam safety. This book is an essential reference for all professionals and practitioners who specialise in dams, major reservoir owners, inspecting and supervising engineers, and suppliers of plant and equipment.
With contributions from across the industry and a wide range of case studies, Operational Safety of Dams and Reservoirs outlines a solution for next-generation risk analysis, addresses the inputs and constraints to reservoir operations, as well as considering hydrologic inflows, downstream outflow requirements and external disturbances that may affect operations. Coupled with providing up-to-date information in managing the safe discharge of inflows and the control of water retention for productive uses, this book establishes a new approach for analysing and assessing the properties of dam systems in a more holistic way.
Operational Safety of Dams and Reservoirs:
• includes international real-life case studies such as the Elko Dam incident, Canada, Taum Sauk Dam failure, USA, Tous Dam failure, Spain, and the impact of the Three Gorges Dam, China
• outlines a new approach to assessing spillway systems reliability based on stochastic simulation of operations
• examines spillways, SCADA and control, outflow conveyance and energy dissipation
• establishes a new approach for analysing and assessing the properties of dam systems in a more holistic way based on understanding of operational factors.