17h: Seminário: Role of Instrumentation in Managing Risks from Dams.
Eng. W. Allen Marr, PE, PhD, NAE (CEO, Geocomp Corporation, Massachussets).
Abstract: Recent failures of dams by global instability have had great consequences. The geotechnical principles needed to create and maintain safe dams are well established, but they aren’t always applied as needed to adequately manage risks associated with these structures. Instrumentation to measure actual
performance can help monitor and reduce these risks. The lecture will review what can be monitored to indicate emerging risks and present the components of a modern monitoring system. It will review the shortcomings of current monitoring practices and recommend actions that can lead to more effective monitoring programs and improved dam safety.
17h40: Debate, coordenação: Eng. Pedricto Rocha Filho, Diretor, PMMR Engenharia, RJ).