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An overview of Dam

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  1. 1. DAM
  2. 2. Prepared by Muneer AhmedDepartment of Water Resources Engineering
  3. 3. Dam is a structure built across a STREAM,RIVER, or estuary to store water. ARESERVOIR is created upstream of the damto supply water for human consumption,IRRIGATION, or industrial use.
  4. 4. Dam is the central structure in a multipurpose schemeaiming at the conservation of water resources.Auxiliary works for a dam include spillways, gates, orvalves to control the discharge of surplus water, anintake structure and means for permitting boats orfishes to cross the dam.
  5. 5. A spillway is a section of a dam designedto pass water from the upstream side ofa dam to the downstream side.Types of spillway include:primary spillway,auxiliary spillway,emergency spillway,fuse plug spillway etc.
  6. 6. Spillways
  7. 7. Flood ControlIrrigationWater StorageMine TailingsDebris ControlWater diversionLand reclamationElectrical GenerationNavigation
  8. 8. Irrigation
  9. 9. Electrical Generation
  10. 10. Land reclamation
  11. 11. Water diversion
  12. 12. Significant considerations when building a daminclude: permeability of the surrounding rock or soil•earthquake faults•landslides and slope stability•water table•peak flood flow•reservoir silting•environmental impacts on river fisheries, forests•impacts on human habitations•compensation for land being flooded as well aspopulation resettlement•removal of toxic materials and buildings from theproposed reservoir area
  13. 13. Dam erosion
  14. 14. Dam failure
  15. 15. I. By sizeII. By useIII. By structure
  16. 16. Large dams
  17. 17. Major dams
  18. 18. Major dams of the columbia river ecoregion
  19. 19. Major dams on sindhu river , Pakistan
  20. 20. By use dams can be classified as: 1.check dam 2.detention dam 3.diversionary dam 4.dry dam 5.saddle dam dam 7.overflow dam 8.wing dam 9.cofferdam
  21. 21. A check damreduces flowvelocity and controlsoil erosion.
  22. 22. Detention dams are constructed to minimize theimpact of flooding and to restrict the flow rate of aparticular channel.
  23. 23. A diversionary dam diverts all or a portion ofthe flow of a river from its natural course.
  24. 24. A dry dam is designed to control flooding. It normally holdsback no water and allows the channel to flow freely, exceptduring periods of intense flow .
  25. 25. Saddle dam under construction A saddle dam is an auxiliary dam constructed to confine the reservoir created by a primary dam.
  26. 26. Storage dams are built to provide a reliable source of waterfor short or long periods of time.
  27. 27. Storage dams
  28. 28. An overflow dam is designed to be over topped.
  29. 29. A weir is a type of small overflow dam that are oftenused within a river channel .
  30. 30. A wing dam extends partway into a river and forces water intoa fast-moving center channel which reduces the rate ofsediment accumulation.
  31. 31. A cofferdam is a (usually temporary) barrier constructedto exclude water from an area that is normally submerged.
  32. 32. By structure dams can beclassified as:1. embankment dam2. timber dam3. arch dam4. gravity dam5. steel dam6. beaver dam
  33. 33. Embankment dams are made from compacted earth,they rely on their weight to hold back the force of water.
  34. 34. The San Luis Dam,California is an embankment dam
  35. 35. A Timber crib dam, MichiganTimber dams were widely used early due to ease and speed ofconstruction. Rarely built in modern times by humans becauseof relatively short lifespan and limited height.
  36. 36. Timber dams
  37. 37. In the arch dam, stability is obtained by acombination of arch and gravity action.
  38. 38. Single arch dam Multiple arch dam
  39. 39. In a gravity dam, stability is secured by making it of such asize and shape that it will resist overturning, sliding andcrushing at the toe.
  40. 40. The Gilboa dam,NY is a solid gravity dam
  41. 41. A steel dam is a type of dam which uses steel plating (at anangle) and load bearing beams as the structure.
  42. 42. Beaver dams are created as a protection against predators,such as coyotes, wolves and bears, and to provide easy accessto food during winter.
  43. 43. Garbage accumulated because of a dam
  44. 44. -> Kaptai Dam-> Rubber dams
  45. 45. Location- on the Karnafuli river at Kaptai in Rangamatidistrict, 65 km upstream of Chittagong.Length- 670.56mHeight- 45.7m highWidth- 45.7m (at foundation level) 7.6m(at crest level)The catchment area of the reservoir- 11,000 sq kmSince it is an earthen dam a 16-gated spillway (each 12.2mby 11.3m) with discharge capacity of 625,000 cusec has beenconstructed on the left side of the main dam.
  46. 46. Kaptai dam
  47. 47. Kaptai dam
  48. 48. Compared to concrete barrage and regulators rubber dams are cheaper and more flexibleand can be fully deflated during the flood season . Rubber dams can be as long as 100mand used for irrigation , small-scale hydropower generation and rural water supply.
  49. 49. Rubber dams in BANGLADESH
  50. 50. Feature Bakkhali Dam Eidgaon DamLength (m) 84 52Height (m) 3.5 3Maximum water retention depth (m) 4 3Maximum overflow discharge (cumec) 256 80Maximum flood flow (cumec) 1073 600Length of concrete floor (m) 40 33.5Protective works (m):Upstream 9 6Downstream 13 8Volume of inflated dam (cu m) 1200 800Weight of dam bag (ton) 14 7Filling pump capacity (cu m/hr) 150 100Filling/emptying time (hr) 8.1 8.1Total cost (million Tk) 36 18
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  52. 52. About hoover dam…Official name- Hoover DamImpounds- Colorado RiverLocale- Nevada-Arizona United StatesLength- 1244 ft (379 m)Height- 726.4 ft (221 m)Construction began- 1931Opening date- 1936Construction cost- $49 million
  53. 53. Hoover dam
  54. 54. Hoover dam
  55. 55. Hoover dam
  56. 56. Aswan dam
  57. 57. Aswan dam
  58. 58. About Nurek dam…
  59. 59. Nurek dam
  60. 60. Glen canyon dam
  61. 61. Three Gorges Dam
  62. 62. Thank You