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THE GEOTECHNICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF THE EMPLACEMENT CONDITIONS OF MIHOIESTI DAM

AUTHOR/S: M. TODERAS
Sunday 1 August 2010 by Libadmin2010

10th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference - SGEM2010, www.sgem.org, SGEM2010 Conference Proceedings/ ISBN 10: 954-91818-1-2, June 20-26, 2010, Vol. 1, 321-330 pp

ABSTRACT

Large Dams are a particularly important case of seismic risk assessment. On the one
hand, the dams themselves have a high value, having implications for the whole
economy, through the production of electricity, water supply systems for irrigation and
flood prevention, etc. On the other hand, structural damage of a dam can lead to major
disasters, the population exposure to effects caused by sudden floods. The situation in
Romania is such a kind that should be given to the future safety of existing dams. The
first reason is that these dams were designed and constructed on the basis of technical
rules, which the majority are no longer in force, a second reason is the major climate
changes in the last period, which have led to the volume of water in increasingly large
lakes in the accumulation of them. A third reason logically, is the length of existing
dams. Accumulation Mihoiesti dam was to ensure, primarily, the water in the area of
mines Apuseni Mountains - Rosia Poieni use fall created to produce electricity and
other uses of the river basin Aries.

Keywords: accumulation, dam, importance, geotechnical category, geotechnical risk.