Geology of Dams

Walter Duarte Costa

The book presents the main concepts of Geology related to the design and construction of dams. It includes field and laboratory investigations, watershed studies, dam axis and criteria for determining the type of dam. For Geology and Engineering students and professionals interested in applying geological knowledge in designing dams that are safer, sustainable and have reduced cost.

Original title
Geologia de barragens
ISBN
978-85-7975-054-0
Pages
352
Year of publication
2012
Edition
1st

About the authors

Walter Duarte Costa

Walter Duarte Costa has over 30 years of experience at several universities teaching Geology applied to Engineering. He was involved in the design or acted as a consultant in the construction of 171 dams in Brazil.

Author's CV (in portuguese).