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Title Dam-break problems, solutions and case studies / editors, D. de Wrachien & S. Mambretti
Published Southampton, UK ; Boston : WIT, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (334 pages) : illustrations, maps, plans
Contents Cover; Dam-break Problems, Solutions and Case Studies; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; Introduction; Chapter 1: Dam failures; Chapter 2: Laboratory experiments; Chapter 3: Dam-break wave routing; Chapter 4: Dam-break flood routing; Chapter 5: Dam-break flow against obstacles and through river bed singularities; Chapter 6: Dam-break risk management and hazard mitigation; Chapter 7: Economic evaluation of dams for flood protection: an integrated safety approach; Chapter 8: Case histories: a worldwide view
Summary This book gives an up-to-date review on dam-break problems, along with the main theoretical background and the practical aspects involved in dam failures, design of flood defence structures, prevention measures and the environmental, social, economic, and forensic aspects related to the topic. Moreover, an exhaustive range of laboratory tests and modelling techniques is explored to deal effectively with shock waves and other disasters caused by dam failures. Disaster management refers to programs and strategies designed to prevent, mitigate, prepare for, respond to and recover from the effects
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Dam failures -- Risk assessment.
Dam failures.
Dam safety.
Dams -- Design and construction.
Form Electronic book
Author De Wrachien, D.
Mambretti, S.
ISBN 1845643844 (electronic bk.)
9781845643843 (electronic bk.)