DAMAST - Dams and Seismicity

Technologies for Risk Reduction: From Rigid Constructions to Smart Solutions

DAMAST - Dams and Seismicity

OUTLINE

New dams are being built worldwide as part of the establishment of a climate-friendly energy and water supply system.

In many places, natural or induced seismic activity, especially in combination with extreme events such as heavy precipitation or landslides, can pose a threat to dams and water reservoirs and thus also the local population.

In the DAMAST project, German, Georgian and Armenian partners use the Enguri dam as example to investigate the underlying processes and safety-relevant parameters of water reservoirs.

The project aims to develop & test transferable and efficient monitoring concepts for dams in tectonically active regions.

Project Overview

Information, Facts & Figures about the Project

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Recent Activities

Ongoing Work & Results from the Working Groups

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NEWS

Field Trip 2020 in progress

The field trip 2020, including drillings and borehole measurements, just started.

For short information on the current field work follow the link below.

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Drillings have started

August 2020: Mobilization of Sinergia Drill Rig for the drilling of 20 m seismometer holes has been completed.

The drillings on the drill sites close do Enguri Dam have started.

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The DAS cable has arrived

On July 28 the teams of GPI and AGW take part at an introduction course for the handling of the cable. The cable will be used as a seismometer in one of the 300 m deep drill holes at the Enguri Dam.

Tools have been picked up

The acoustic televiewer, the oriented four–arm caliper and the gamma ray logging tools have been picked up at ALT Luxembourg by representatives of EIFER and AGW-TP after a 2 day training course The logging tools will be used for borehole logging in the two 300 m deep wells at Enguri Dam.

New Article Online

A. Ismail-Zadeh and colleagues published a study in Earth-Science Reviews (Elsevier) entitled "Geodynamics, seismicity, and seismic hazards of the Caucasus". The work can be accessed via Science Direct

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Successful Proposal

Congrats to our Georgian partners for the successful proposals, granted by the Shota Rustaveli Foundation:

1. "Characterization of Ingirishi fault reactivation potential at Enguri Dam (Young Scientist Proposal for Nino Goguadze)"

2. "New fundamental approaches to assessment of geo-hazards of large hydropower dams/reservoirs: the case of Enguri High Arc Dam Area"

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