Structural Condition Assessment of Dam Facilities with Non-Destructive Evaluation Methods: Download
The webinar will discuss the basics of various non-destructive evaluation (NDE) methods and their applications for investigating dam, spillway and conduit conditions such as freeze-thaw cracking, void, seepage, corrosion of reinforcing, anchor bolts, strength/moduli, and stability. Guidance will be provided as to which NDE methods are useful for diagnosing various conditions of concrete, masonry, earthen and steel materials. The webinar will highlight the important aspects of each phase from planning of NDE investigations and the basics of the NDE methods in terms of testing and analysis.
Larry D. Olson, P.E.
President and Principal Engineer, Olson Engineering
Larry D. Olson, P.E., is internationally known for his expertise in nondestructive evaluation and performance monitoring of civil infrastructure including dams, bridges, buildings, foundations, pavements, tunnels, etc. He has over 31 years of consulting experience in structural condition assessment and monitoring, materials, pavement, geotechnical, geophysical, and vibration engineering. He is President and Principal Engineer of Olson Engineering, Inc. and Olson Instruments, Inc. He holds BS and MS Geotechnical Engineering degrees from the Civil Engineering Department of the University of Texas at Austin.