Seismic Safety Evaluation of Concrete Dams

The consequences of a large dam failing can be disastrous. However, predicting the performance of concrete dams during earthquakes is one of the most complex and challenging problems in structural dynamics. Based on a nonlinear approach, "Seismic Safety Evaluation of Concrete Dams" allows engineers to build models that account for nonlinear phenomena such as vertical joint slippage, cracks, and cavitation. This yields more accurate estimates. Advanced but readable, this book is the culmination of the work carried out by Tsinghua University Research Group on Earthquake Resistance on Dams over the last two decades. Nonlinearity characteristics of high concrete dams, seismic analysis methods, evaluation models A systematic approach to nonlinear analysis and seismic safety evaluation of concrete dams Includes nonlinear fracture of dam-water-foundation interaction system, dynamic fluid-structure and Covers soil-structure interactions, and meso-scale mechanical behavior of concrete are all international front issues of the field.

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  • Author : Chong Zhang
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 670 pages
  • ISBN : 0124079199
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Seismic Safety Evaluation of Concrete Dams

Seismic Safety Evaluation of Concrete Dams
  • Author : Chong Zhang
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 21 August 2014
GET THIS BOOKSeismic Safety Evaluation of Concrete Dams

The consequences of a large dam failing can be disastrous. However, predicting the performance of concrete dams during earthquakes is one of the most complex and challenging problems in structural dynamics. Based on a nonlinear approach, "Seismic Safety Evaluation of Concrete Dams" allows engineers to build models that account for nonlinear phenomena such as vertical joint slippage, cracks, and cavitation. This yields more accurate estimates. Advanced but readable, this book is the culmination of the work carried out by Tsinghua

Earthquake Engineering for Concrete Dams

Earthquake Engineering for Concrete Dams
  • Author : Anil K. Chopra
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 06 April 2020
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A comprehensive guide to modern-day methods for earthquake engineering of concrete dams Earthquake analysis and design of concrete dams has progressed from static force methods based on seismic coefficients to modern procedures that are based on the dynamics of dam–water–foundation systems. Earthquake Engineering for Concrete Dams offers a comprehensive, integrated view of this progress over the last fifty years. The book offers an understanding of the limitations of the various methods of dynamic analysis used in practice and

Earthquake Engineering for Concrete Dams

Earthquake Engineering for Concrete Dams
  • Author : National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems,Division of Natural Hazard Mitigation,Committee on Earthquake Engineering,Panel on Earthquake Engineering for Concrete Dams
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 01 February 1991
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The hazard posed by large dams has long been known. Although no concrete dam has failed as a result of earthquake activity, there have been instances of significant damage. Concerns about the seismic safety of concrete dams have been growing recently because the population at risk in locations downstream of major dams continues to expand and because the seismic design concepts in use at the time most existing dams were built were inadequate. In this book, the committee evaluates current

Earthquake Engineering Handbook

Earthquake Engineering Handbook
  • Author : Charles Scawthorn,Wai-Fah Chen
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 27 September 2002
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Earthquakes are nearly unique among natural phenomena - they affect virtually everything within a region, from massive buildings and bridges, down to the furnishings within a home. Successful earthquake engineering therefore requires a broad background in subjects, ranging from the geologic causes and effects of earthquakes to understanding the imp

Validation of Dynamic Analyses of Dams and Their Equipment

Validation of Dynamic Analyses of Dams and Their Equipment
  • Author : Jean-Jacques Fry,Norihisa Matsumoto
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 27 June 2018
GET THIS BOOKValidation of Dynamic Analyses of Dams and Their Equipment

Validation of Dynamic Analyses of Dams and Their Equipment is the outcome of a three year cooperation program between CFBR (Comite Francais des Barrages et Reservoirs or French Committee on Large dams) and JCOLD (Japan Commission on Large Dams), and focusses on the dynamic behavior of concrete and embankment dams analyzed based on acceleration records of the JCOLD data base. The book covers a broad range of topics, including simplified and detailed methods of dynamic analysis for the seismic response

Nonlinear Response of Concrete Gravity Dams to Strong Earthquake-induced Ground Motion

Nonlinear Response of Concrete Gravity Dams to Strong Earthquake-induced Ground Motion
  • Author : Paul F. Mlakar
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 24 June 1987
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This report documents an investigation of the behavior of concrete gravity dams subjected to earthquake motions of sufficient strength to induce cracking. Nonlinear, dynamic, finite element analyses of three dams subjected to the Parkfield earthquake motion are conducted with the ADINA84 code. In the analyses the essential characteristics of static preloading, bidirectional seismic motion, dynamic concrete cracking, and hydrodynamic interaction are modeled. The results show that cracked zones can propagate through the cross sections at various elevations. The US Army

Safety of Existing Dams

Safety of Existing Dams
  • Author : National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems,Water Science and Technology Board,Committee on the Safety of Existing Dams
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 01 January 1983
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Written by civil engineers, dam safety officials, dam owners, geologists, hydraulic engineers, and risk analysts, this handbook is the first cooperative attempt to provide practical solutions to dam problems within the financial constraints faced by dam owners. It provides hands-on information for identifying and remedying common defects in concrete and masonry dams, embankment dams, reservoirs, and related structures. It also includes procedures for monitoring dams and collecting and analyzing data. Case histories demonstrate economical solutions to specific problems.

Thermal Stresses and Temperature Control of Mass Concrete

Thermal Stresses and Temperature Control of Mass Concrete
  • Author : Zhu Bofang
  • Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Release : 11 December 2013
GET THIS BOOKThermal Stresses and Temperature Control of Mass Concrete

Methods of controlling mass concrete temperatures range from relatively simple to complex and from inexpensive too costly. Depending on a particular situation, it may be advantageous to use one or more methods over others. Based on the author’s 50 years of personal experience in designing mass concrete structures, Thermal Stresses and Temperature Control of Mass Concrete provides a clear and rigorous guide to selecting the right techniques to meet project-specific and financial needs. New techniques such as long time superficial