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<p>Following an overview of pertinent literature, this paper presents a new methodology for estimating seismic coefficients for the performance-based design of earth dams and tall embankments. The methodology is based on statistical regression of (decoupled) ...
Reference: Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering 01/2014; 56:57–73. DOI
Xu B. , Lu Q. et al.  
<p>The Yanghuya tailings dam, which is located in the city of Zibo, China, exposes the residential area below the dam to a high level of flood debris risk, and, as such, the stability of the tailings dam was evaluated. The seismic stability of the tailings ...
Reference: Environmental & Engineering Geoscience, Vol. XX, No. 4, November 2014, pp. 371–391
<p>The evolutions of practices of seismic slope stability analysis of earth embankment/dam are discussed in this paper. The basic concepts of various methods, salient features, advantages and limitations of each of them are elucidate. Methods for both stability ...
Reference: International Journal of Recent advances in Mechanical Engineering (IJMECH) Vol.2, No.1, February 2013
The excess pore water pressure developed in the Upper San Fernando Dam during the 1971 San Fernando Earthquake has been evaluated in several studies. Almost all of these studies indicate large excess pore pressure ratios developed only in the upstream and ...
Reference: Proceedings of 5th International Conference on Recent Advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics, University of Missouri, May 24-29, 2010, 12 p.
<p>Several tailings earthen dams have failed during past earthquakes. Due to the failure of tailings dam, the stored tailings waste releases into the surrounding locality causing a disaster for mankind. To reduce such phenomenon, both static and seismic analyses ...
Reference: Indian Geotechnical Conference – 2010, GEOtrendz December 16–18, 2010 IGS Mumbai Chapter & IIT Bombay
<p>Dynamic crack propagation analysis was used to assess the seismic safety of concrete gravity dams in large-scale earthquakes. Since damping characteristics have been shown to have a major effect on the occurrence and propagation of cracks in dam body, we ...
Reference: The 14th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering October 12-17, 2008, Beijing, China
New Zealand is located in the area of active seismicity on the boundary between the Australian and Pacific plates. Most dams in New Zealand are in the close proximity to active faults and some dams have been built across active faults. The paper describes ...
Reference: First Turkish Dam Safety Symposium May 2007
The Gujarat State Disaster Management Authority Gandhinagar and the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur are happy to present the IITK-GSDMA Guidelines on Seismic Design of Earth Dams and Embankments to the professional engineering community in the country. ...
Reference: Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur Kanpur
<p>On March 2005, the River Bureau of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport issued &ldquo;Guidelines for Seismic Performance Evaluation of Dams during Large Earthquakes (Draft).&rdquo; The Draft Guidelines describe the methods for systematically ...
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<p>In a series of twelve separate geotechnical centrifuge physical modeling tests, seismic behavior of a zoned earth dam with saturated sandy soil foundation was studied under moderate earthquake conditions. Soil response during and after shaking was monitored ...
Reference: 13th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering Vancouver, B.C., Canada August 1-6, 2004 Paper No. 1025