Location

St. Louis, Missouri

Session Start Date

4-26-1981

Session End Date

5-3-1981

Abstract

The paper describes the investigation of the seismic safety of a 131 m high rock fill dam presently under construction across the Rio Chixoy in Guatemala. The dam is located in a region of high seismicity the recently active Motagua fault being only 40 km distant. Due to the possibility of high peak ground accelerations it was considered necessary to conduct a full dynamic analysis, which was carried out in stages following the Seed-Lee-Idriss method, the latter being modified where it was deemed necessary.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conferences on Recent Advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics

Meeting Name

First Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

4-26-1981

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 1981 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Earthquake Resistance of a Rockfill Dam

St. Louis, Missouri

The paper describes the investigation of the seismic safety of a 131 m high rock fill dam presently under construction across the Rio Chixoy in Guatemala. The dam is located in a region of high seismicity the recently active Motagua fault being only 40 km distant. Due to the possibility of high peak ground accelerations it was considered necessary to conduct a full dynamic analysis, which was carried out in stages following the Seed-Lee-Idriss method, the latter being modified where it was deemed necessary.