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Structural Monitoring and Maintenance
  Volume 4, Number 1, March 2017 , pages 85-105

Reliable monitoring of embankment dams with optimal selection of geotechnical instruments
Isa Masoumi, Kaveh Ahangari and Ali Noorzad

    Monitoring is the most important part of the construction and operation of the embankment dams. Applied instruments in these dams should be determined based on dam requirements and specifications. Instruments selection considered as one of the most important steps of monitoring plan. Competent instruments selection for dams is very important, as inappropriate selection causes irreparable loss in critical condition. Lack of a systematic method for determining instruments has been considered as a problem for creating an efficient selection. Nowadays, decision making methods have been used widely in different sciences for optimal determination and selection. In this study, the Multi-Attribute Decision Making is applied by considering 9 criteria and categorisation of 8 groups of geotechnical instruments. Therefore, the Analytic Hierarchy Process and Multi-Criteria Optimisation and Compromise Solution methods are employed in order to determine the attributes
Key Words
    risk management; decision analysis; embankments dams; geotechnical instrument; monitoring; multi-attribute decision making; Analytic Hierarchy Process; Multi-Criteria Optimisation and Compromise Solution
Isa Masoumi, Kaveh Ahangari: Department of Mining Engineering, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

Ali Noorzad: Faculty of Civil, Water and Environmental Engineering, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran

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