2019 USSD Conference and Exhibition
Golder is pleased to be a Silver sponsor of the US Society on Dams annual conference. Come talk to our dam and levee professionals about best practices and innovations in the industry at booth 119.
Date: Tuesday, April 9
Time: 1:30 pm -3:30 pm
Location: Track 2A: Embankment Dams I
Title: Study of Embankment Cracking for Small Dams
Presenter: Ana Avendano
Small dam embankments in Colombia are often used for irrigation supply in dry seasons and flood control in rain seasons. These dams are generally constructed with compacted cohesive soil, which tends to experience cracking and seepage issues, affecting dam performance and embankment stability. Methods to reduce cracking and improve dam embankment behavior will be presented.
Ana Avendano, M.Eng., is geotechnical engineer with more than seven years’ experience in tailing management facilities and irrigation dams, focusing on different levels of dam design in South America.