WP1

Guidance review and management

Objectives
1. Provide continuous input from the Reference Group on the project’s development.
2. Assess progress & results and manage the project.
Partners
Responsible partner: NORUT. Participating partners: All.

WP2

Start-up & state-of-the-art

Objectives
1. Initiate project
2. Gather information on dams’ failure from case studies.
3. Identify new and established models for resistance of small concrete dams.
4. Identify tools for destructive and non-destructive (DT and NDT) testing of mechanical and geometrical properties of small concrete dams.
Partners
Responsible partner: NORUT. Participating partners: NTNU, KTH, NVE, Polytechnique Montréal.

WP3

Condition Assessment and Inspection

Objectives
1. Test assessment and inspection systems.
2. Develop new/optimized methods for inspection, NDT and laboratory tests, for materials and geometry.
Deliverables
Report on: guidance on integrating new tools in inspection protocols procedure of testing materials & analysis of results. Applications & limitations of NDT and other tools for condition assessment.
Partners
Responsible partner: NORUT. Participating partners: NTNU, KTH, NVE, Norconsult, Multiconsult, SWECO, Tech. Olav Olsen AS.

WP4

Capacity & Resistance

Objectives
1. Establish best practices for assessing dams, incorporating theoretical advances identified in WP 2 & numerical modelling.
2. Develop guidelines for resistance assessment including measures of dams’ condition, identified in WP 3.
Deliverables
Report of practical use for a structural engineer familiar with dam assessment.
Partners
Responsible partner: NORUT. Participating partners: NTNU, KTH, Norconsult, Multiconsult, SWECO, Tech. Olav Olsen AS

WP5

Demonstration

Field tests of dam section to elucidate failure mechanisms, load redistributions and theoretical models’ predictive power.
OBJECTIVES
1. Apply and assess utility and reliability of methods identified/developed in WP 3
2. Assess reliability of methods described in WP 4.
3. Provide complementary field-data for phenomena pertinent to other WPs.
DELIVERABLES
Report on: test procedures, results and performance of developed methods, proposal for new assessment steps for management.
PARTNERS
Responsible partner: NORUT. Participating partners: NTNU, KTH, NVE, Statkraft, Nordkraft.

WP6

Dissemination and training

OBJECTIVES
1. Write peer-review publications.
2. Organize workshops for industry.
3. Participate in conferences
PARTNERS
Responsible partner: NORUT. Participating partners: All.