Location

St. Louis, Missouri

Session Start Date

4-26-1981

Session End Date

5-3-1981

Abstract

Fill dams of height 50 meters or more are increasingly being planned, designed and constructed in highly seismic areas of the world. These dams incorporate various earthquake design measures. The design measures have been critically examined. Design guides with respect to free board, core base width, crest width, type and material of core and material of shells have been reviewed. Some examples of actual changes made in the design, for the seismicity of the region have been given (Table II). Finally, a table of pertinent data of over 50 high dams located in highly seismic areas of the world is included (Table I).

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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Design Measures to Improve Performance of Fill Dams Under Earthquake Loading

St. Louis, Missouri

Fill dams of height 50 meters or more are increasingly being planned, designed and constructed in highly seismic areas of the world. These dams incorporate various earthquake design measures. The design measures have been critically examined. Design guides with respect to free board, core base width, crest width, type and material of core and material of shells have been reviewed. Some examples of actual changes made in the design, for the seismicity of the region have been given (Table II). Finally, a table of pertinent data of over 50 high dams located in highly seismic areas of the world is included (Table I).