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Dams Beyond Design Assumptions

Author(s): R. Pohl

Linked Author(s): Reinhard Pohl

Keywords: Dams; Design assumptions; Residual risk; Dam safety; Dam failure

Abstract: For the first time, the technical board’Dams and Weirs’of the German Association for Water Wastewater and Waste (DWA) published a guideline on how to cope with loads beyond the design assumption. This implies a need to consider a possible residual risk, which was not so openly discussed in Germany in the past. This paper presents the main issues of the document DWA T1/2017, which gives a guideline how to cope with the risk of large dams and reservoirs.


Year: 2018

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