The National Dam Safety Program Research Needs Workshop: Outlet Works

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This report addresses (1) outlet works failure modes, including failure by seepage and piping along the outlet works conduit; (2) conduit materials, selection criteria, and construction methods, including pipe material types and their advantages, disadvantages, and appropriate applications; (3) gates, valves, and controls, including types of gates and valves and their applications; (4) energy dissipaters, including stilling basins and energy dissipating valves; (5) rehabilitation of conduits, including in-place rehabilitation and replacement; and (6) outlet works inspection, including the determination of appropriate frequency; systems, methods, and techniques; and consideration of design criteria to accommodate inspection.
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The National Dam Safety Program Research Needs Workshop: Outlet Works
August 1, 2006
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