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Evaluation study on the instrumentation system of cindere dam

Yanmaz, Ali Melih
Sezgin, O. Ilke
The first hardfill dam in Turkey, Cindere Dam, has recently been constructed and a number of instruments have been installed. The aim of this study is to review the capability of the current instrumentation system and to observe the feasibility of possible alternative measurement systems. To this end, the current instrumentation system has been evaluated as a whole with reference to the parameters measured, instruments, and data acquisition system. Afterward, an alternative instrumentation system was developed by considering additional parameters and instruments to the current system. Furthermore, each instrumentation system equipped with manual and automatic data acquisition systems was considered. The comparison between the current and alternative instrumentation systems was also carried out in terms of technical and economical aspects. Although the current instrumentation system was found to be satisfactory according to the commonly used dam instrumentation practices, it was observed that the alternative system promotes the current one in various aspects without increasing the cost significantly.