PRELIMINARY SAFETY EVALUATION OF EXISTING DAMS: VOLUME II - USER MANUAL.

Martin W. McCann, Joseph B. Franzini, Edward Kavazanjian, Haresh C. Shah

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Abstract

The preliminary safety evaluation is intended as a framework to determine a ranking of the dams in the jurisdiction of a single owner or regulator which can be used to decide the order in which dams should be studied in more detail and upgraded. The methodology to accomplish this is called a screening process. Key features of the procedure include an estimate of the probability of dam failure, loss of life in the event of failure, recommendations and costs for upgrading a dam, and an evaluation of the cost-effectiveness of carrying out proposed remedial actions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationReport - Stanford University, John A. Blume Earthquake Engineering Center
Volume2
Edition70
StatePublished - Nov 1 1985
Externally publishedYes

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    McCann, M. W., Franzini, J. B., Kavazanjian, E., & Shah, H. C. (1985). PRELIMINARY SAFETY EVALUATION OF EXISTING DAMS: VOLUME II - USER MANUAL. In Report - Stanford University, John A. Blume Earthquake Engineering Center (70 ed., Vol. 2)