Dam II - Dam and Dam Safety 7.5 credits

Damm II - dammar och dammsäkerhet
Second cycle, G7004B
Course syllabus valid: Spring 2019 Sp 4 - Present
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Syllabus established
The plan is established by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering 2007-01-31 and is valid from H07.

Last revised
by Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies Eva Gunneriusson, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering 11 Jan 2019

Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Soil Mechanics
Subject group (SCB)
Civil Engineering
Main field of study
Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

Entry requirements

Basic course in Solid and structural mechanics.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim
Give students basic knowledge about the structure, design and function of hydropower dams and mine tailings dams. The student will have good knowledge about dam safety and dam maintenance. The student will have good knowledge about how to apply hydrological methods to dams and their safety.

Design of different types of hydro power dams - different parts of a dam and their functions - construction (soil compaction etc) - design guides: RIDAS, ICOLD etc Different factors influencing dam safety - material transport due to water flow - behaviour of a dam, foundation, seepage etc. - geophysical measuring methods - stability etc. Case records – dam failures and incidents Maintenance of dams Introduction to tailings dams (design, function, safety etc.) Hydrology with application to dams and dam design - water accumulation area - snow accumulation, melting of snow - measuring methods and calculation models Fluid flow with free water surface Underground constructions

Lessons, exercises and assignments.

Written exam.

Transition terms

Jan Laue

Transition terms
The course G7004B is equal to ABG108

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2007 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
To be decided later.

Course offered by
Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleHPStatusFrom periodTitle
0001Written examG U 3 4 54.50MandatoryA07
0002Project workU G#3.00MandatoryA07