Hasan Tosun

Eskişehir Osmangazi UniversityTurkey

Hasan Tosun is professor in the Civil Engineering Department of the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Osmangazi University, Eskisehir, Turkey. He is the president of National Association of Dam Safety in Turkey. Dr. Tosun specializes in geotechnics for dam engineering, especially for embankment and rockfill dams and teaches Soil Mechanics and Engineering Geology. Up to 1997, he worked at the General Directorate of State Hydraulic Works, and supervised the geotechnical studies of large dams constructed in Turkey. He has over 190 technical papers published in national and international journals and conference proceedings, and is the author of four books on soil mechanics and geotechnics for dams. He is a member of the National Society of Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering.

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Dams and their auxiliary structures are built to provide water for human consumption, irrigating lands, generating hydroelectric power, and use in industrial processes. They are critical structures for continuing life and providing public safety. Construction of a dam is a complicated task that requires sophisticated modern technology and technical expertise. Scientists need to review and adjust their perspectives on designing embankments and their related structures, and compaction and consolidation of fill material, behavior of concrete materials, geotechnical and seismological studies of the dam site, total risk analysis, safety monitoring and instrumentation, heightening, hydrological studies, soil conservation, and watershed management. This book intends to provide the reader with a comprehensive overview of the latest information in dam engineering.

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