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National Dam Safety Technical Seminar #20: Overtopping Protection for Dams

The following presentations and papers are from the National Dam Safety Technical Seminar #20: Overtopping Protection for Dams, held February 20-21, 2013 at FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute in Emmitsburg, MD.

Presentations

  1. Hydrologic Loadings - Karen Weghorst, P.E.
  2. Proposed FEMA Guidelines for Selecting and Accommodating Inflow Design Floods for Dams - Paul Schweiger, P.E.
  3. Probabilistic Flood Loadings - Karen Weghorst, P.E.
  4. Case History: Site-Specific Hydrologic Study - Jerry Gomez, P.E.
  5. Spillway Design Issues - Thomas E. Hepler, P.E.
  6. Flood Overtopping Failure of Dams - Tony L. Wahl, M.S., P.E.
  7. WinDAM B Earthen Embankment Overtopping Analysis Software - Karl Visser, P.E.
  8. Modeling in a Hydraulic Lab - Christopher I. Thornton, PhD., P.E.
  9. Overview of New FEMA Manual: Overtopping Protection for Dams - Thomas E. Hepler, P.E.
  10. Vegetative Cover: Overtopping of Grassed Embankments - Darrel Temple, P.E., D.WRE
  11. Vegetative Cover and Turf Reinforcement Mats - Christopher I. Thornton, PhD., P.E. & Jeffrey S. Beasley, Ph.D.
  12. Riprap, Flow-Through Rockfill, and Reinforced Rockfill - Tony L. Wahl, M.S., P.E.
  13. Concrete Blocks: ABCs of ACBs (Articulated Concrete Blocks) - Paul Schweiger, P.E. & Christopher I. Thornton, PhD., P.E.
  14. Precast Concrete Blocks: Articulated Concrete Block Guidelines and Performance of ACB's During Flood Events - Darin L. Shaffer, P.E.
  15. Concrete Blocks: Performance of ACBs for Overtopping Protection - Paul Schweiger, P.E.
  16. Conventional Concrete for Dam Overtopping Protection - Thomas E. Hepler, P.E.
  17. Roller-Compacted Concrete (RCC): Lessons Learned from Design and Construction of 6 RCC Embankment Overtopping Spillways and 2 Concrete Chute - Gregg W. Hudock, P.E.
  18. RCC: Gwinnett County’s NRCS Watershed Dam Rehabilitation Program - Planning Overtopping Protection - Sam Fleming, P.E. & Gregg W. Hudock, P.E.
  19. RCC: Gwinnett County - Performance of RCC Overtopping Structures during the September 2009 Flood Event - Sam Fleming, P.E. & Gregg W. Hudock, P.E.
  20. RCC vs. Articulated Concrete Blocks for Overtopping Protection - Paul Schweiger, P.E.
  21. Gabions, Geomembranes, Geocells, and Fabric-Formed Concrete for Dam Overtopping Protection - Thomas E. Hepler, P.E.
  22. Workshop conclusions: Overtopping Protection for Embankment Dams - Thomas E. Hepler, P.E.
  23. Overview: Overtopping Protection for Concrete Dams - Thomas E. Hepler, P.E.
  24. Overtopping Modifications to Tygart Dam - Mark P. Zaitsoff, P.E.
  25. Foundation and Abutment Reinforcing for Concrete Dams - Thomas E. Hepler, P.E.
  26. Using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) for Overtopping Evaluation - Dan Gessler Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE
  27. Cost Estimating for Overtopping Protection - Jay N. Stateler, P.E.
  28. Potential Failure Modes and Risk Analysis for Overtopping Protection - Tony L. Wahl, M.S., P.E.

Papers Associated with Presentations

  1. Earthen Embankment Overtopping Analysis using the WinDAM B Software – Karl Visser, Hydraulic Engineer, USDA-NRCS, Fort Worth, TX, Gregory Hanson, Research Engineer, Retired, ARS, Stillwater, OK, Darrel Temple, Research Engineer Retired, ARS; Stillwater, OK, Ronald Tejral, Agricultural Engineer, ARS, Stillwater, OK, Mitchell Neilsen, Professor of Computing and Information Sciences, Kansas State University
  2. Vegetative Cover: Overtopping of Grass Embankments Topic References
  3. Submittal and Review Requirements for Overtopping Protection Utilizing Articulated Concrete Blocks (ACBs) For NJDEP- Bureau of Dam Safety & Flood Control
  4. Lessons Learned from Design and Construction of Six (6) RCC Embankment Overtopping Spillways and Two (2) Concrete Chute Embankment Overtopping Spillways in Georgia - Gregg W. Hudock, P.E.
  5. Gwinnett County’s NRCS Watershed Dam Rehabilitation Program and Performance of the Yellow River RCC Overtopping Structures during the September 2009 Flood Event
  6. Overtopping Modifications to Tygart Dam - Mark P. Zaitsoff, P.E.
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