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Title
Earthquake Analysis and Response of Concrete Arch Dams.
File
PB86139672.pdf
Author(s)
Fok, K. L.; Chopra, A. K.
Source
National Science Foundation, Washington, DC., July 1985, 216 p.
Identifying Number(s)
UCB/EERC-85/07
Abstract
The objectives of the investigation are to develop an effective and computationally efficient analytical procedure for computing the earthquake response of concrete arch dams, and to investigate how this response is affected by dam-water interaction, foundation-rock flexibility, and the alluvium and sediments usually prevent at the reservoir boundary.
Keywords
Seismic waves; Arch dams; Ground motion; Earthquake engineering; Foundations; Concrete dams; Safety; Design; Sediments; Dynamic structural analysis