Dam Break and Flash Flood Prediction Case Study: Zhinvali Dam, Georgia


David Gurgenidze
Georgian Technical University, Georgia
Givi Gavardashvili
Ts. Mirtskhulava Water Management Institute of Georgian Technical University, 60b, I. Chavchavadze Avenue 0179 Tbilisi, Georgia
Vugar Aliyev
AMIR Technical Services LLC, Apsheron district, Djeyranbatan settlement, AZ-0112, Baku, Azerbaijan
Adam Ujma
Czestochowa University of Technology, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Dabrowskiego 69, 42-200 Czestochowa, Poland


The reason for the disruption of hydraulic facilities, including Zhinvali earth dam (Georgia) may be natural calamities (earthquake, storm, mudflow, etc.), technogenic factors (corrosion and collapse of the building structures, violation of water intake regimes, etc.), as well as sabotage and terroristic acts and use of arms destructing dams during the war. In case of disruption of a hazardous hydrodynamic plant, a 102-meter-high Zhinvali earth dam in our case, destructing tsunami-type waves are formed potentially.

April 12, 2020