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2023/2024

Geotechnical problems of hydraulic structures

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142YGPV Z,ZK 5 3P+1C Czech
Garant předmětu:
Miroslav Brouček
Lecturer:
Miroslav Brouček, Petra Nešvarová Chvojková
Tutor:
Miroslav Brouček, Petra Nešvarová Chvojková
Supervisor:
Department of Hydraulic Structures
Synopsis:

The subject of the course is the problems of failures and problems in the design and operation of hydraulic structures - weirs, dams, waterways and hydro power plants - with a focus on the foundation of structures. Students will be introduced to the solution of various geotechnical problems using examples of designed and operated water structures

Requirements:

Previous study

Syllabus of lectures:

1- Dam failures in the context of materials and construction types and international failure statistics

2 - Dams and earthquakes - types of dams, dam materials, soil stability (flow), design parameters

3 - Unsaturated soils in dam construction - suction phenomenon, compaction, explanation of pore pressures

4 - Dam construction in Canada and Russia, geological survey for dams in Azerbaijan

5 - Structural problems of embankment dams for dry reservoir

6 - Tailings dams and problems of internal erosion

7 - Deep geological investigation in dam construction - Plavinas HPP, Mosul HPP and Malpasset HPP accident

8 - FEM in geotechnical tasks of water engineer practice (types of tasks, possibilities of existing software)

9 - Possibilities of improving soil properties in dam construction and damage of embankment dams by animals

10 - Specifics of rock-fill dams - compaction, deformation, accidents and failures

11 - Reliability of emergency spillways and other outlet devices - lessons learned from the Oroville Hydroelectric Dam failure

12 - Reliability of emergency spillways and other outlet devices - lessons learned from the Oroville Dam accident

13 - Geological investigation of the NYAGAG dam and a recap and update on dam engineering

Syllabus of tutorials:

Earthquake - stability calculations for a concrete weighted dam

Landslides - searching for potential landslide areas

Slope stability - Peterson and Bishop method, current and pore pressures

Levee and bedrock seepage and stability calculations, uplift patterns, submitted elements

Shape design and structural design of the arch dam

FEM - geotechnical problem calculations - analysis of outputs

Presentation of seminar papers, consultation

Study Objective:

The aim of the study is to familiarize students with experience in solving geotechnical problems of water structures and to further analyze this experience.

Study materials:

compulsory literature

-Šejnoha, M. Janda, T., Pruska, J., Broucek, M.: Metoda konečných prvků v geomechanice, ČVUT, 2015, ISBN 978-80-01-05743-8

-Horsky, O., Blaha, P.: The Application of Engineering Geology to Dam Construction, Repronis, Ostrava 2011, ISBN 978-80-7329-278-2

-Vaníček,I.: Vznik a chování trhlin v zemním těsnění sypaných přehrad, SNTL, 1988, 04-735-88

recommended literature

-Fell,R.-MacGregor,P.-Stapledon,D.-Bell,G.: Geotechnical engineering of dams, Taylor & Francis Ltd, Oxford 2014, ISBN 1138000086

-Wang, J-J.: Hydraulic Fracturing in Earth-rock Fill Dams,Wiley, 2014, ISBN: 978-1-118-72550-4

-Tanchev, L.: Dams and Appurtenant Hydraulic Structures, Taylor&Francis, London 2014, ISBN 978-1-138-00006-3

-Weaver,D.K.-Bruce,A.D.: Dam foundation grouting, ASCE press, Reston, USA 2007, ISBN 978-0-7844-0764-6

-Verfel,J.: Injektování a výstavba podzemních stěn, Bradlo Int Publishing Company, Bratislava 1992

- odborné Bulletiny ICOLD, 1993 - 2017

Note:
Further information:
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Time-table for winter semester 2023/2024:
06:00–08:0008:00–10:0010:00–12:0012:00–14:0014:00–16:0016:00–18:0018:00–20:0020:00–22:0022:00–24:00
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
roomTH:B-830

11:00–13:50
(lecture parallel1)
Thákurova 7 (budova FSv)
B830
roomTH:B-830

14:00–15:50
EVEN WEEK

(lecture parallel1
parallel nr.101)

Thákurova 7 (budova FSv)
B830
Fri
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