Location

San Diego, California

Session Start Date

5-24-2010

Session End Date

5-29-2010

Abstract

In this paper, an integrated numerical approach is proposed for analyzing the seismic response of the reservoir-earth dam-pore fluid system subjected to earthquake loading. The fluid-mechanical coupling approach is deployed to capture the fluid-solid matrix coupling effects automatically. A hysteretic damping constitutive law is adopted to follow the modulus reduction and damping ratio curves. The Finn-Byrne equation is used to represent the shear-induced volumetric strain behavior of liquefiable materials. The interaction between the reservoir water and the dam boundary is treated as a dynamically updated pressure boundary condition. The deconvolution is accomplished by the equivalent linear program SHAKE. An automatic remeshing algorithm is employed to replace the badly distorted mesh with a new regular mesh whenever needed during the system evolution process. The system integrating these elements is constructed in the explicit finite-difference program FLAC, and applied to analyze the responses of a reservoir dam under seismic loading in both horizontal and vertical directions; the potential liquefied regions, earthquake-induced settlement and lateral spreading predicted by the simulation 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

Fifth Conference

Publisher

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

5-24-2010

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 2010 Missouri University of Science and Technology, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Seismic Analysis of the Reservoir-Earth Dam-Pore Fluid System Using an Integrated Numerical Approach

San Diego, California

In this paper, an integrated numerical approach is proposed for analyzing the seismic response of the reservoir-earth dam-pore fluid system subjected to earthquake loading. The fluid-mechanical coupling approach is deployed to capture the fluid-solid matrix coupling effects automatically. A hysteretic damping constitutive law is adopted to follow the modulus reduction and damping ratio curves. The Finn-Byrne equation is used to represent the shear-induced volumetric strain behavior of liquefiable materials. The interaction between the reservoir water and the dam boundary is treated as a dynamically updated pressure boundary condition. The deconvolution is accomplished by the equivalent linear program SHAKE. An automatic remeshing algorithm is employed to replace the badly distorted mesh with a new regular mesh whenever needed during the system evolution process. The system integrating these elements is constructed in the explicit finite-difference program FLAC, and applied to analyze the responses of a reservoir dam under seismic loading in both horizontal and vertical directions; the potential liquefied regions, earthquake-induced settlement and lateral spreading predicted by the simulation are presented.