, Volume 46, Issue 4, pp 268-275
Date: 13 Nov 2012

Scientific substantiation of safe operation of the Earthen Dams at the Votkinsk HPP

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Over a period of 15 years, coworkers of the B. E. Vedeneev Scientific-Research Institute of Hydraulic Engineering have conducted scientific accompaniment of the operation of the earthen dams at the Votkinsk HPP. During that time, basic performance characteristics associated with complex hydrogeologic and hydrochemical conditions, and the forms of their unfavorable manifestations influencing the reliability and safety of the structures were revealed, and, recommendations and measures were developed for their elimination.

Translated from Gidrotekhnicheskoe Stroitel’stvo, No. 6, June 2012, pp. 8 – 16.