Location

St. Louis, Missouri

Session Start Date

4-2-1995

Session End Date

4-7-1995

Abstract

This study is intended as a contribution towards a better understanding of the seismic response of embankment dams. Laboratory tests for the determination of static and dynamic mechanical properties of the material are described. A parametric study is performed varying the main source of earthquakes, the height of the dam, the type of the materials and the core position (central and upstream sloping core). The dynamic analyses have made possible the identification of hazard scenarios and particularly the evaluation of stability and residual deformation of the dams.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

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

Meeting Name

Third Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

4-2-1995

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 1995 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Seismic Response of Embankment Dams

St. Louis, Missouri

This study is intended as a contribution towards a better understanding of the seismic response of embankment dams. Laboratory tests for the determination of static and dynamic mechanical properties of the material are described. A parametric study is performed varying the main source of earthquakes, the height of the dam, the type of the materials and the core position (central and upstream sloping core). The dynamic analyses have made possible the identification of hazard scenarios and particularly the evaluation of stability and residual deformation of the dams.