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Seismic Safety Evaluation of Concrete Dams

A Nonlinear Behavioral Approach

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.


Researchers in the fields: hydropower and dam structures, especially on earthquake resistance of high dam structures, hydraulic engineering, geotechnical engineering, earthquake engineering, and energy engineering

Hardbound, 712 Pages

Published: August 2013

Imprint: Butterworth Heinemann

ISBN: 978-0-12-408083-6


  • Part One: Challenges of high dam constructions to computational mechanics

    2. The performance of dams during the wenchuan 5-12 earthquake

    3. Seismic safety evaluation of high concrete dams

    4. Seismic safety evaluation of high concrete dams: Case study

    5. A primary digital dam simulation system for an Arch Dam

    Part 2  Dynamic Soil-Structure and Fluid-Structure Interactions

    6. A coupling procedure of FE and SBFE for soil-structure interaction

    7. Time-domain analysis of gravity dam-reservoir interaction

    8. Finite element analysis of dam-reservoir interaction

    9. Analytical solutions for dynamic pressures of coupling fluid

    10. Modification of equation of motion of fluid-conveying pipe

    Part 3  Non-linear Earthquake Response of Concrete Dams

    11. Influence of seismic input mechanisms and radiation damping
    12. Seismic damage-cracking analysis

    13. A comparative study of the different procedures for seismic
    cracking analysis

    14. Nonlinear earthquake analysis of high arch dam-water-foundation
    rock systems

    15. Numerical simulation of reinforcement strengthening

    16. Nonlinear seismic analyses of a high gravity dam

    17. Seismic safety of arch dams with aging effects

    Part 4 Topics Related to the Safety Evaluation

    18. 3D mode discrete element method: Elastic Model

    19. Comparative study procedure for the safety evaluation of high arch dams

    20. Investigation of damping in arch dam-water-foundation rock system

    21. Practical procedure for predicting non-uniform temperature

    22. Experimental and numerical study of the geometrical and hydraulic

    Part 5  Meso-Scale Mechanical Behavior of Concrete

    23. Study on the heterogeneity of concrete and its failure

    24. A multiphase mesostructure mechanics approach

    25. Numerical study of dynamic behavior of concrete


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