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Reclamation evaluates at least ten existing large concrete dams each year. The primary focus of these evaluations is to determine the dam’s ability to withstand a major earthquake or flooding conditions. The dam’s survival depends on the mechanical strength developed throughout the complex, discontinuous mass of the structure.
Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation
Chapter 7: Infrastructure
William F. Kepler and Leonard J. Bond. "Improved Assessment of Concrete Dams Using Sonic Tomography" Vol. 15B (1996)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/leonard_bond/22/