Fluid Mechanics (civil)
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...Topic: Hydraulic structures Describe the design and operation of dams and reservoirs indicating the factors affecting choice of dam and reservoir site.
Hydraulic structures are basically constructed to direct and manage water flow. The following deals with the design considerations of dams and reservoirs. Dams are constructed to obstruct and divert the natural flow of water. A reservoir is an artificial lake in existence because of dam construction. The construction and operation of these hydraulic structures involves numerous socio-economic factors.
Keywords: dam, reservoir, potential, seepage, water, irrigation, tremors, resource, trade off, equilibrium, foundation... Hydraulic...