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Safety analysis of dams


As in other areas of civil engineering, safety is crucial in the specialized area of dams in view of the serious consequences of structural flaws.

Research work developed by IPT in this area includes:

  • Review of projects and construction methods
  • Field inspection
  • Analysis of auscultation instruments
  • Analysis of dam behavior in various phases of operation

The Institute also develops complementary studies such as field and laboratory trials, engineering analyses (percolation, stability, tensile deformation) and the preparation of diagnoses and recommendations to improve safety conditions.