Hydropower – existing weirs

Hydropower – existing weirs

Stauwehr Bauwerkserhaltung von Altstahl
Weir

Task

Concept development for the evaluation of brittle fracture safety of existing dams made of old steel

Goal

Calculation of component safety and service life time for critical components with possible cracked imperfections; experimental determination of the crack toughness of scrap steel

Path

Application of fracture mechanics methods based on BS 7910 and adaptation to riveted and welded structures made of old steel; experimental determination of crack toughness