Session Start Date

6-1-1988

Abstract

This paper gives a series of case histories of earth dams which have been damaged by strong earthquakes in the past 25 years in China. These damages include slides, cracks, settlements leakages and also some appurtenant structure failures. Experiences show it is necessary to stringently control the design and construction to resist earthquakes.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering

Meeting Name

Second Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

6-1-1988

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 1988 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Some Experiences from Damages of Embankments During Strong Earthquakes China

This paper gives a series of case histories of earth dams which have been damaged by strong earthquakes in the past 25 years in China. These damages include slides, cracks, settlements leakages and also some appurtenant structure failures. Experiences show it is necessary to stringently control the design and construction to resist earthquakes.