An evaluation study on instrumentation system of Cindere dam

Thesis Type: Postgraduate

Institution Of The Thesis: Middle East Technical University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, Turkey

Approval Date: 2008

Thesis Language: English

Student: Özgün İlke Sezgin



In this study, the first hardfill dam in Turkey, Cindere Dam, is evaluated regarding current and alternative measurement systems in detail. Cindere Dam is a notable project, especially with its height as an example of hardfill dam, not only in Turkey but also in the world. First, the current instrumentation system of Cindere Dam is evaluated as a whole with reference to the parameters measured, instruments and data acquisition system. Second, an alternative instrumentation system is developed by using additional parameter and instruments to the current instrumentation system. Furthermore, each instrumentation system equipped with manual and automatic data acquisition systems is considered. The comparison between the current and the alternative instrumentation systems are also carried out in terms of technical and economical feasibility aspects. Although, the current instrumentation system is found to be satisfactory, it is observed that the alternative system promotes the current system in various aspects without increasing the cost significantly.