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IS-876: Evaluation and Analysis of Internal Erosion and Seepage Conditions at dams

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Course Overview

This course will help participants build competency in the investigation and analysis of seepage and internal erosion at dams. This course is also designed to build a foundation for emergency response personnel and engineers to seepage conditions as they pertain to risk-based systems.

Course Objectives:

  • Examine dam design and seepage control practices over the known history of dam construction and evaluate how the improvements led to the accumulation
  • of general rules and scientific approaches to dam design and construction.
  • Interpret and summarize the significance of seepage as related to the failures of embankment dams.
  • Summarize the identified process of steps to identify, evaluate, and monitor seepage.
  • List and demonstrate the phases of failure mode progression resulting from internal erosion.
  • Evaluate, select, and apply the most appropriate method of seepage analysis to be applied.
  • Evaluate, select, and apply long-term remediation methods.





Course Length:

16 hours
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