Dams & Levees

Why Use Numerical Modeling to Make Dam Safety Risk Management Decisions?
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Why Use Numerical Modeling to Make Dam Safety Risk Management Decisions?

JTVCcG9zdF9wdWJsaXNoZWQlNUQ=Numerical modeling is the computer simulation of the anticipated behavior of infrastructure. It is a valuable tool for identifying and managing risk, as it may warn of undesired scenarios long before they materialize. Offering a wide range of possibilities and benefits, numerical modeling can help decision makers predict the expected behavior of a dam, its…

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Fortify Your Dam Safety Program by Incorporating Resilience

Fortify Your Dam Safety Program by Incorporating Resilience

Learn how to expand various components of traditional dam safety practices by incorporating additional elements and complementary disciplines into an integrated dam resilience framework.

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6 Considerations For Navigating FERC’s Draft RIDM Guidelines

6 Considerations For Navigating FERC’s Draft RIDM Guidelines

Several licensees have opted to perform pilot projects utilizing the Draft RIDM Guidelines. These recent efforts have not been without challenges and lessons learned, which can be categorized into six general areas.

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CFD Modeling for Low-Head Dams: The Angels are in the Details
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CFD Modeling for Low-Head Dams: The Angels are in the Details

JTVCcG9zdF9wdWJsaXNoZWQlNUQ=Low-head Dock Street Dam on the Susquehanna River has experienced 30 documented deaths between 1935 and 2018.It is impossible to simulate, study, and remedy the highly dangerous and complex circulating currents at these low-head dams using standard 1D or 2D modeling approaches. Even though generalized physical models and published empirical data are present to provide a general…

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