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 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

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

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

Seismic Safety of High Arch Dams

Seismic Safety of High Arch Dams
  • Author : Houqun Chen,Shengxin Wu,Faning Dang
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 10 November 2015
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Written for civil, structural and geotechnical engineers, this book presents the latest research and practical experience in the design of high-arch dams in seismically active regions, from an author team that is highly active and experienced in the design, development and construction of 300m high arch dams. The book covers the entire subject of dam design for seismic regions, including seismic input mechanisms and modeling, non-linear analysis techniques for dam structure and foundations, concrete material properties, and simulation techniques for

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.

New Developments in Dam Engineering

New Developments in Dam Engineering
  • Author : Martin Wieland,Qingwen Ren,John S.Y. Tan
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 14 May 2014
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The development of water resources is a key element in the socio-economic development of many regions in the world. Water availability and rainfall are unequally distributed both in space and time, so dams play a vital role, there being few viable alternatives for storing water. Dams hold a prime place in satisfying the ever-increasing demand for power, irrigation and drinking water, for protection of man, property and environment from catastrophic floods, and for regulating the flow of rivers. Dams have

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
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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

Numerical Modeling of AAR

Numerical Modeling of AAR
  • Author : Victor Saouma
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 05 February 2014
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This reference book presents the theory and methodology to conduct a finite element assessment of concrete structures subjected to chemically induced volumetric expansion in general and alkali aggregate reaction in particular. It is limited to models developed by the author, and focuses on how to best address a simple question: if a structure suffers from AAR, how is its structural integrity jeopardized, and when would the reaction end. Subjects treated are: • Brief overview of AAR: nature of the chemical reactions,

Advanced Dam Engineering for Design, Construction, and Rehabilitation

Advanced Dam Engineering for Design, Construction, and Rehabilitation
  • Author : R.B. Jansen
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 06 December 2012
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The present state of the art of dam engineering has been ronmental, and political factors, which, though important, attained by a continuous search for new ideas and methods are covered in other publications. while incorporating the lessons of the past. In the last 20 The rapid progress in recent times has resulted from the years particularly there have been major innovations, due combined efforts of engineers and associated scientists, as largely to a concerted effort to blend the best of theory

Sustainable and Safe Dams Around the World / Un monde de barrages durables et sécuritaires

Sustainable and Safe Dams Around the World / Un monde de barrages durables et sécuritaires
  • Author : Jean-Pierre Tournier,Tony Bennett,Johanne Bibeau
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 08 August 2019
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These proceedings include digital media with the full conference papers (3600+ pages). Sustainable and Safe Dams Around the World contains the contributions presented at the 2019 Symposium of the International Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD 2019, Ottawa, Canada, 9-14 June 2019). The main topics of the book include: 1. Innovation (recent advancements and techniques for investigations, design, construction, operation and maintenance of water or tailings dams and spillways) 2. Sustainable Development (planning, design, construction, operation, decommissioning and closure management strategies for water resources or tailings dams,

Dam Engineering

Dam Engineering
  • Author : Hasan Tosun
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release : 20 February 2019
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Dams and their auxiliary structures are built to provide water for human consumption, irrigating lands, generating hydroelectric power, and use in industrial processes. They are critical structures for continuing life and providing public safety. Construction of a dam is a complicated task that requires sophisticated modern technology and technical expertise. Scientists need to review and adjust their perspectives on designing embankments and their related structures, and compaction and consolidation of fill material, behavior of concrete materials, geotechnical and seismological studies