How do concrete dams perform in seismic events?

09/27/2011 | International Water Power and Dam Construction

Concrete dams have generally performed well during seismic events, write engineers Kenneth Hansen and Larry Nuss. However, "we should not become overconfident of their performance in the future," they add. "Great care should be taken in the design details and quality of construction." In this piece, they look at the performance of six concrete dams built between 1990 and 2008.

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