Location

Chicago, Illinois

Session Start Date

4-29-2013

Session End Date

5-4-2013

Abstract

This presentation aims at providing an informative fact-based description of the complex reasons resulting in dam ruptures. The investigations focus on the tragic damage of red mud reservoir No. 10 in Ajka and restrict itself to the engineering aspects of the damage. The analysis of the direct and indirect reasons for the tragic incident may serve as a lesson to our engineers and specialists as well as provide guidelines and revelations with the intention of improvement while emphasizing the necessity of deeper comprehension. Neither this presentation nor the engineering analyses aimed at the search for scapegoats behind the failures.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering

Meeting Name

Seventh Conference

Publisher

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

4-29-2013

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 2013 Missouri University of Science and Technology, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Technical Analyses and Lessons of The Embankment Failure at the Ajka Red Mud Reservoir

Chicago, Illinois

This presentation aims at providing an informative fact-based description of the complex reasons resulting in dam ruptures. The investigations focus on the tragic damage of red mud reservoir No. 10 in Ajka and restrict itself to the engineering aspects of the damage. The analysis of the direct and indirect reasons for the tragic incident may serve as a lesson to our engineers and specialists as well as provide guidelines and revelations with the intention of improvement while emphasizing the necessity of deeper comprehension. Neither this presentation nor the engineering analyses aimed at the search for scapegoats behind the failures.