This research Project is enshrined in a new research line with the final objective of defining criteria for the usage of intelligent systems as a support tool in dam safety analysis. The general objective of the project is to establish a new methodology to analyze dam safety and potential risk, using analysis techniques based on Neural Networks.
Figure 1. La Baells dam
These are the specific objectives:
The developments of the Project will be applied to the Baells dam, as a test case. It's an arch dam of 102 m height and 300 m of crown length. This dam has been selected because of the large amount of monitoring data available, since the first filling up of the reservoir until nowadays.
CIMNE is developing a mathematical model for both the dam and the foundation to be used in the calculation of the response to different situations.