Dams and Dam Failure - Module 1: Terminology and Open Channel Hydraulics

Dams and Dam Failure - Module 1: Terminology and Open Channel Hydraulics

After completing this module you should be able to:

  • Define dam-related terminology
  • Identify dam types and purposes
  • Be familiar with dam failure modes and statistics
  • Comprehend the basic principles of open channel hydraulics
  • Recognize subcritical, critical, and supercritical flow conditions
  • Understand the elements of Manning’s equation
  • Be familiar with the concept of conveyance