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Improved Assessment of Concrete Dams Using Sonic Tomography
Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation
  • William F. Kepler, United States Bureau of Reclamation
  • Leonard J. Bond, Iowa State University
Location
Seattle, WA
Start Date
1-1-1996 12:00 AM
Description

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.

Book Title
Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation
Chapter
Chapter 7: Infrastructure
Section
Concrete Structures
Pages
1807-1814
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4613-0383-1_236
Language
en
File Format
application/pdf
Citation Information
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/