​​​​​​Selected Papers for Downloading

Applications of Dam Safety Risk Assessment


Dam Breach Modeling


  • A Numerical Method for Simulating One-Dimensional Headcut Migration and Overstopping Breaching in Cohesive and Zoned Embankments. Water Resources Research. Vol. 43(5), W05411, 2007. (Z. Wang and D.S. Bowles).
  • Dam Breach Simulations with Multiple Breach Locations under wind and Wave Actions. Advances in Water Resources, Vol. 29(8):1222-1237, 2006. (Z. Wang and D.S. Bowles).
  • Do Current Breach Parameter Estimation Techniques Provide Reasonable Estimates for Use in Breach Modeling? Proceedings of Dam Safety 2004, ASDSO 2004 Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ. September 2004. (S.S. Chauhan, D.S. Bowles, and L.R. Anderson).
  • Overtopping Breaches for a Long Dam Estimated Using a Three-Dimensional Model. Proceedings of the 2006 USSD Annual Lecture, San Antonio, TX. June 2006. (Z. Wang, and D.S. Bowles).
  • Three-Dimensional Non-Cohesive Earthern Dam Breach Model. Part 1. Theory and Methology. Advances in Water Resources. Vol. 29(10):1528-1545, 2006. (Z. Wang and D.S. Bowles).
  • Three-Dimensional Non-Cohesive Earthern Dam Breach Model. Part 2. Validation and applications. Advances in Water Resources. Vol. 29(10):1490-1503, 2006. (Z. Wang and D.S. Bowles).


Dam Safety Risk Assessment and Management


Extreme Flood Estimation


Life-Loss Estimation and Evacuation Modeling

Portfolio Risk Assessment and Management


Reservoir Operation Including Forecast-Based Real-Time Flood Operation


Reservoir Operating Restrictions


Risk Analysis and Probability Estimation


Risk Analysis--Long Dams


Spillway Gate Reliability


Tolerable Risk Evaluation and Decision Making

Uncertainty Analysis

David S. Bowles, Ph.D., P.E., P.H., D.WRE, F.ASCE, F.AWRA

RAC

Engineers and Economists, LLC

Internationally recognized as pioneers and leaders in Dam Safety Risk Assessment and Risk Management.

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Professor Emeritus of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Utah State University |Logan | Utah | U.S.A.