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Design of Protection Dams Against Torrent Floods (Hardcover) (Jean-marc Tacnet)

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Natural phenomena in mountains such as debris-flows and torrent floods put people and infrastructures at risk with dramatic consequences because of the intensity and suddenness of their floods. In this context, measures and emergency evacuation are often difficult to envisage. To limit risks, protection works against flash floods have therefore an essential role to reduce both the causes (“active structural measures) and effects or consequences (“passive structural measures) of sediment production.

Design of Protection Works Against Torrent Floods explores the main features of the three leading types of protection works to help you learn how to design them. It is dedicated to technicians, engineers, risk manager who are in charge of structures design and/or management. It presents a technical and integrated overview of the design process but describes the different points that make those protection works so specific in comparison with classical civil engineering works such as buildings, bridges and roads. This book emphasizes the main issues of their structural and functional design and offers the keys to dedicated and more specialized literature. It combines a description of theoretical calculation methods and also feedback for real behavior of works with examples of observed failures.

  • Featuring a comparison of the three main types of protection works; Torrent checkdams, sediment dams and torrential dykes
  • Presents mathematical examples for practical guidance on the dedicated editor website
  • Provides worked examples of observed protection works failures

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