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NUMERICAL ASSESSMENT OF THE DEFORMATION OF CFRD DAMS DURING EARTHQUAKES (2008)
A numerical procedure for the preliminary estimation of the earthquake-induced settlement of concrete face rockfill dams is presented. The method is based on a simple constitutive model that accounts for the key features of the behavior of coarse grained materials that affect the response of CFRDs, namely pressure dependent elasticity and a peak friction angle dependent on both pressure and void ratio. The actual earthquake design record is replaced by a simple sinusoidal base acceleration having an equivalent effect on the dam.
The 12th International Conference of
International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics (IACMAG) India, 2008
University of Buenos Aires, Argentina