By Robert B. Jansen (auth.), Robert B. Jansen (eds.)
The current cutting-edge of dam engineering has been ronmental, and political elements, which, although very important, attained by means of a continual look for new rules and strategies are lined in different courses. whereas incorporating the teachings of the earlier. within the final 20 The swift growth lately has resulted from the years fairly there were significant options, due mixed efforts of engineers and linked scientists, as principally to a concerted attempt to mixture the simplest of concept and exemplified via the gurus who've contributed to this tradition. Accompanying those achievements, there was booklet. those contributors have introduced broad wisdom an important pattern towards loose interchange one of the seasoned to the duty, drawn from adventure in the course of the global. fessional disciplines, together with open dialogue of prob With the convergence of such special expertise, the op lems and their recommendations. The inseparable relationships of portunity for accomplishment used to be tremendous. I gratefully hydrology, geology, and seismology to engineering have recognize the beneficiant cooperation of those writers, and been more and more famous during this box, the place development am indebted additionally to different people and businesses that's based on interdisciplinary cooperation. have allowed connection with their courses; and i've This booklet provides advances in dam engineering that tried to recognize this legal responsibility within the sections were completed in recent times or are less than method. At the place the cloth is used. those courtesies are deeply ap tention is given to sensible points of layout, development, preciated.
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There was such evidence. One concrete block from the left side was found about 3500 ft (1067 meters) downstream. This was about as far as any of the large fragments were carried by the flood. 3 The possibility of a high-velocity flow toward a breach on the left side early in the failure was indicated by the breaking of the 12-in. 6 meters) below the dam crest. The remaining pipe was bent to the left. Although this evidence, along with the locations of the concrete remnants, is not conclusive, it provides one possible explanation of the sequence of failure.
The arched concrete gravity structure was located approximately 45 miles (72 km) north of Los Angeles, California. 9 mill ion m 3), was nearly full at the time of the failure. , disappeared in the flood. No witness of the actual failure survived the dam's final minutes. , only 10 min. preceding the disaster, the operator at the powerplant upstream from the reservoir called the lower plant, and nothing unusual was reported. , a break occurred in the power line of the Southern California Edison Company in the canyon downstream.
The second principal engineering investigation was by a panel of senior civil service engineers, assembled at the request of the secretary of the interior by his letter of June 8, 1976, and chaired by F. W. Eikenberry. S. Department of the Interior Teton Dam Failure Review Group. This panel submitted two reports: the first entitled "A Report of Findings" dated April 1977, and the second entitled "Final Report" dated January 1980. 2 ,3 Both panels, operating essentially independently, considered various hypotheses as to the cause of failure.