Dam Breach Modeling Technology

  • Vijay P. Singh

Part of the Water Science and Technology Library book series (WSTL, volume 17)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 232-244

About this book

Introduction

Dams are constructed for economic development, and their construction involves large investments of money, and natural and human resources. Of the various types of dams constructed around the globe, earth dams are the most common type and constitute the vast majority of dams. When adam fails, it culminates in the sudden release of artificially stored water which, in turn, becomes a potential menace to virtually everything downstream. The dam failure may result in loss of life and property. In recent years, instances of dam failure in the world have been too many, and the resulting loss too high. As a result, dam safety pro grams have been developed in most countries of the world since the beginning of the nineteenth eighties. · Earth dams are more susceptible to failure than other types. The cause of failure is often either overtopping or piping. The modeling of dam breaching due to either or both of these causes is of fundamental importance to development of dam-safety programs. This book is, therefore, an attempt to present some aspects of earth-dam breach modeling technology. It is hoped that others will be stimulated to write more comprehensive texts on this subject of growing interest and importance. The book is divided into eight chapters. The first chapter is introductory and discusses some aspects of dams and dam failures in the world.

Keywords

dam environment environmental management hydrology water

Authors and affiliations

  • Vijay P. Singh
    • 1
  1. 1.Louisiana State UniversityBaton RougeUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-015-8747-1
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4668-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-8747-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0921-092X
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