Location

San Diego, California

Session Start Date

3-26-2001

Session End Date

3-31-2001

Abstract

The performance of dams subjected to earthquakes is addressed with particular emphasis of recent earthquakes. Analysis of dams stability during earthquakes by experimental and mathematical models is referred. Foundation studies for soil and rock materials are described and assessment of liquefaction potential is discussed. Selection of design earthquakes by deterministic and probabilistic criteria is presented. Also neotectonics and attenuation relations are described. Monitoring and dam safety during construction and operation are addressed. Reservoir induced seismicity and prototype dynamic tests are treated. Ageing effects and rehabilitation of dams are discussed. Benefits and concerns of dams are referred. Risk analysis is addressed. Some final considerations and topics for discussions are presented.

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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Dam Engineering — Earthquake Analysis

San Diego, California

The performance of dams subjected to earthquakes is addressed with particular emphasis of recent earthquakes. Analysis of dams stability during earthquakes by experimental and mathematical models is referred. Foundation studies for soil and rock materials are described and assessment of liquefaction potential is discussed. Selection of design earthquakes by deterministic and probabilistic criteria is presented. Also neotectonics and attenuation relations are described. Monitoring and dam safety during construction and operation are addressed. Reservoir induced seismicity and prototype dynamic tests are treated. Ageing effects and rehabilitation of dams are discussed. Benefits and concerns of dams are referred. Risk analysis is addressed. Some final considerations and topics for discussions are presented.