Civil MDC

ARCH DAMS (ENGINEERING GUIDELINES FOR THE EVALUATION OF HYDRO-POWER PROJECTS)

This chapter of the Guidelines provides guidance on the criteria and procedures used by the FERC to evaluate the safety and structural integrity of existing arch dams under its jurisdiction. The intent of this guidance is to outline criteria and evaluation procedures including foundation considerations, material properties and testing, loading, methods of analyses, and predicted and observed performance that provide the basis for review and approval of the analysis and inspection studies submitted to the FERC.

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