Location

New York, New York

Session Start Date

4-13-2004

Session End Date

4-17-2004

Abstract

Alborz rockfill dam with a clay core is under construction in North of Iran, an area of heavy rainfall. Because of the difficulties in the construction of a clay core in a wet area, an alternative for the watertight element (asphalt core) was considered. During the design of Alborz dam, a dynamic response analysis of the asphalt core was performed using two-dimensional modeling based on the equivalent linear method. Considering the shortage of study on the seismic behavior of asphalt core dams and also the high level of risk of earthquakes in Iran, it was necessary that the dynamic behavior of this dam was studied using three-dimensional models. In this study, the dynamic response of Alborz dam for both variants of clay and asphalt cores has been investigated and three-dimensional dynamic (non-linear) analyses have been carried out using the explicit finite-difference program, FLAC3-D, under various hazard levels of earthquakes (DBL and MCL). The results obtained included: time histories of the response acceleration, displacement, shear stress and shear strains are presented in this paper. The dynamic response of the dam with a clay core and asphalt core are compared with each other.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering

Meeting Name

Fifth Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

4-13-2004

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 2004 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Three Dimensional Dynamic Analysis of Alborz Dam with Asphalt and Clay Cores

New York, New York

Alborz rockfill dam with a clay core is under construction in North of Iran, an area of heavy rainfall. Because of the difficulties in the construction of a clay core in a wet area, an alternative for the watertight element (asphalt core) was considered. During the design of Alborz dam, a dynamic response analysis of the asphalt core was performed using two-dimensional modeling based on the equivalent linear method. Considering the shortage of study on the seismic behavior of asphalt core dams and also the high level of risk of earthquakes in Iran, it was necessary that the dynamic behavior of this dam was studied using three-dimensional models. In this study, the dynamic response of Alborz dam for both variants of clay and asphalt cores has been investigated and three-dimensional dynamic (non-linear) analyses have been carried out using the explicit finite-difference program, FLAC3-D, under various hazard levels of earthquakes (DBL and MCL). The results obtained included: time histories of the response acceleration, displacement, shear stress and shear strains are presented in this paper. The dynamic response of the dam with a clay core and asphalt core are compared with each other.