Webinar
Delhi Dam – A Compound Failure

Location:

Online

Date:

10/13/2020

Description:

Join us on October 13, from 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm for the Delhi Dam Failure. This webinar will involve the presentation of the Delhi Dam failure case history. Delhi Dam failed on July 24, 2010 during a record storm. The failure was a result of a number of factors all contributing to the ultimate failure. The review of dam failure by a forensic team allowed for a good understanding of the mechanisms that lead to failure. Analysis were performed which provided valuable insights into the weight of the contributions from the key factors. This webinar will describe in detail the history of Delhi Dam prior to the failure, a chronology of events leading to dam failure, studies and analysis performed as part of the forensic team efforts and the findings and recommendations from the forensic team report.

Five Learning Objectives of This Webinar:

  • Compounding mechanisms can increase the chance of a dam failing.
  • Loadings that have never been experienced before at a dam can reveal deficiencies.
  • Deferred maintenance on key features can contribute to dam failure.
  • Early warning can prevent or at least reduce life loss from dam failure.
  • In depth evaluations of dam failures can provide valuable insights into case histories.

Registration Fees: 

This course qualifies for 2 PDHs.

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