India occupies third position globally with 5254 large dams in operation and 447 dams under construction. Over 80% of our existing dams are more than 25 years old and many of them may be experiencing distress and require assessment of their condition for their operational performance and safety. Traditionally, dam operators have relied on visual observations for assessing condition of dams. In complex structures like dams, reliance on physical manifestation of underlying internal structural problems can be catastrophic. Geophysical techniques can be used for assessing condition of these structures in non-destructive manner. These techniques have been used very effectively for all types of dams. Even if the dam is not showing any sign of distress, it is advisable to know the health of the dam internal condition.
This course is desiged to train you in non-desctructive techniques for assessing conditions of Dams.
Geophysical Investigation techniques
Knowledge is power.
1. In present scenario such type of course is quite useful. In future we suggest to provide similar courses like Inspection of dams from safety point of view, Modernisation of dams with Instrumentation,Dam safety assurance in flood like situation etc. I will extremely appreciate the work being done by Mr. Sanjay Rana for awareness about dam safety but in my openion long way to go and he has much more potential to do in this sector in comparison to what he is presently doing. Rajesh Kumar Kaloria Dy. Direcor DRIP SPMU Rajasthan
Very well designed
suggest to all concern related to Dam Safety , to undergo this course to have basic understanding of Geo- physical test.
I really recommend Dam Geophysics course. it has an excellent content/prize rate balance especially to developing countries where these techniques are necessary. Dr. Rana is an excellent experienced instructor.
Over all Course content was good and knowledgeable. Instructor was very good and advanced.
Overall course content was knowledgeable, satisfactory and easy to understand considering future needs of the dam performance Ashwini Ahari
I found the training very effective
Course is well structured and provide precise information about Geophysical investigation. In science & engineering few concepts like geophysics is very difficult to understand but Dr. Sanjay Rana have very sound knowledge about topic & delivered it very simple way.
A course that everyone related to dams MUST undergo. 100% guarantee that Dr. Sanjay Rana will satisfy your all expectations and technical queries.
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Course is very good for understanding the basic of geophysics.
An introduction to geophysical methods in Dam Safety.
Dr. Sanjay Rana,Presenter of is the one of the gems in Geophysical industry. The innovation,he brought in Engineering Geophysics is commendable.Based on his guidance and knowledge shared by him,always helpful to grow in industry
I am Satya Prakash Sharma working on the post of Sr. Executive Engineer in Beas Sutlej Link Project (popularly known as BSL Project) of Bhakra Beas management Board (BBMB). Present I am in charge of Water Conductor System of BSL Project starting from Baggi Control Works to Sundernagar balancing Reservoir. 12.80 KM long hydel Channel popularly known as Sundernagar Hydel Channel traverses through high cutting and filling Zones and there are total 17 no. X-drainage works (i.e 01 no. Super Passage and 16 no. aqueducts) on this channel. This is a concrete lined channel and seepage and leakage from this channel is very possibility and hence this course is very helpful for investigation and repair of leakage paths. The Course is well planned and excellently executed too. Thanks & Regards....
This course is is well designed and with updated technical information.
Its too good for beginners who are not geophysicists by training.
On Hydro-mechanical topic.
Excellent course for learning different methods of Geophysical Investigations for confirming types of rocks,Leakages underneath and in body of Dams,Tunnels etc
The couse gives an overview about Dam geophysics, and an illustration about the techaniques used. A very concise course.
this course helped me in my professional career
It is a good starting point for the person who are willing to make its career in the geophysical investigation particularly on dam site investigation.. thanks for instructor Dr. Sanjay Rana who is greatly delivered the all about the dam site investigation.
This is an excellent course for all professional involved in Dam works.
Sir the course is beneficial for all ,training should be attended by the survey personnel before conducting resistivity surveys at any damsite.
Fantastic delivery of course and very much valuable course
I personally appreciate the efforts of the department to provide an in depth insight for such vast topics. Thanks to Aqua Foundation for their support.
The course for Dam geophysics was very well delivered and the idea about advancement of various techniques was understood
I highly recommend the course as it provides each and every aspect related to field and lab work.
It is a fabulous course
As a government employee don't want my name to be used in the public domain.
The provided course was very informative and useful and I am much pleased to have received it. Thanks to the Team AF Academy.
Excellent course providing actual field scenarios and real-life case studies. It is very beneficial for new geophysicists as well to get in-sight of site conditions and opens thinking process to apply these geophysical techniques in innovative manner under difficult field conditions .
Overall it's good training
Excellent, Name- NABARUP GANGULY
Thanks sir for sharing your vast experience about dam safety and also the advance technology
The course covers wide range of geophysics investigation, which are useful for planning & designing of hydropower project
The Training provided will be very helpful to our entire Water Resources community and I am sure will help us create the safest way towards dam safety
Where there are reeds, there is water.
Use Geophysical investigation to optimize cost of Rehabilitation and guaranted solution of future problem.
Awesome, Valuable Name- NABARUP GANGULY
Really the course was excellent. I learnt huge knowledge.
A very interesting and valuable experience. I learnt a lot and it gave me a good grounding in the basics. It really made me think
Very good course
It is new experience for me.
Very useful and informative.
It is a great initiative to disseminate complex knowledge to all stake holders. This will help importance of monitoring of Structure which is normally neglected & save lives by warning of any catastrophe.
This course is very much useful for dam engineers to make them aware of different method of Geophysics and its limitations.
Great learning on Dam Geo-physics, extremely knowledgeable faculty and very helpful study material.
The whole structure of the course was great, I enjoyed it. All the session s and the way of presentation was Good. Rushikesh Patil
A good course to give insight into dam safety especially when rehabilitation is required due to aging of dams and its components.
Course shall be interactive and it shall be as per time zone if the area.
Very nice and informative course for all those engaged in the field of hydropower / Dams about the technology/ techniques available to check the health of dams as well as to address the problems of any
It's a very great learning milestone, informative, knowledgeable and well organized.
Excellent delivery of course notes
Dr. Sanjay is a perfect Guru with indepth knowledge and experience in handling of geophysical investigations for different applications. With an inherent attitude to help, I am sure new generation will benefit from his core competence and develop skills that can be helpful to different disciplines where such investigations are essential.
This well organised online course helped the participants to understand the various Geophysical Investigation Techniques as well their applications in a much better way. Sessions were elaborate and presentation was great. Thanks.
This course is well designed and covers the basics in the intended way
₹3,000.00 / $60.00