EVACUATION AND LIFE-LOSS ESTIMATION MODEL FOR NATURAL AND DAM BREAK FLOODS

  • DAVID S. BOWLES
  • MAGED ABOELATA
Part of the NATO Science Series book series (NAIV, volume 78)

Abstract

LIFESim, a modular, spatially-distributed, dynamic simulation system for estimating potential life loss from natural and dam-failure floods. LIFESim can be used for dam safety risk assessment and to explore options by dam owners and local authority emergency managers for improving the effectiveness of emergency planning and response. Development of LIFESim has been sponsored by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Australian National Committee on Large Dams (ANCOLD), and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. The Deterministic and Uncertainty Modes of LIFESim are demonstrated for a small community for the sunny-day failure of a large dam

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Authors and Affiliations

  • DAVID S. BOWLES
    • 1
  • MAGED ABOELATA
    • 2
  1. 1.Professor and Director, Institute for Dam Safety Risk ManagementUtah State UniversityLoganUSA
  2. 2.Project Engineer, Gannett Fleming Inc., Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USAformerly Research Assistant, Utah State UniversityLoganUSA

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