Location

San Diego, California

Session Start Date

3-26-2001

Session End Date

3-31-2001

Abstract

An extensive database of ‘free-field’ strong motion records, from rock sites all over the world, of significant strong motion (peak ground acceleration ≥ 0.1 g) has been utilised to identify the dynamic characteristics of a typical dam-layer system. Linear elastic analysis is used to calculate the response of the dam and spectra of average seismic coefficients are presented. Attenuation relationships for the response accelerations along the height of the dam are also presented and the two methods are compared. A rigid-block model is used to calculate the earthquake-induced displacements on the body of the dam, to be used as a check on safety of earth dams under seismic loading.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

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

Meeting Name

Fourth Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

3-26-2001

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 2001 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Dynamic Response of Dam-Layer System to Earthquake Excitations

San Diego, California

An extensive database of ‘free-field’ strong motion records, from rock sites all over the world, of significant strong motion (peak ground acceleration ≥ 0.1 g) has been utilised to identify the dynamic characteristics of a typical dam-layer system. Linear elastic analysis is used to calculate the response of the dam and spectra of average seismic coefficients are presented. Attenuation relationships for the response accelerations along the height of the dam are also presented and the two methods are compared. A rigid-block model is used to calculate the earthquake-induced displacements on the body of the dam, to be used as a check on safety of earth dams under seismic loading.