Advanced SearchSearch Tips
Seismic analysis of dam under different upstream water levels
facebook(new window)  Pirnt(new window) E-mail(new window) Excel Download
 Title & Authors
Seismic analysis of dam under different upstream water levels
Bhatnagar, Shashank; Kranthikumar, A; Sawant, VA;
The present paper describes the results of numerical modeling of a dam founded on loose liquefiable deposit using PLAXIS-3D finite element software. Effect of a different dam water level on parameters like displacements, Excess Pore water pressures, Liquefaction potential and Accelerations is studied. El- Centro earthquake motion is applied as input earthquake motion. The results of this study show that different upstream dam water level greatly affects the displacements, excess pore pressure and displacement tendency of the underlying foundation soils and the dam.
seismic analysis;earthen dam;excess pore pressure;acceleration;displacements;
 Cited by
Adalier, K. and Aydingun, O. (2000), "Liquefaction during the June 27, 1998 Adana-Ceyhan (Turkey) Earthquake", J. Geotech. Geol. Eng., 18(3), 155-174. crossref(new window)

Adalier, K., Elgamal, A.W. and Martin, G.R. (1998), "Foundation liquefaction countermeasures for earth embankments", J. Geotech. Geoenviron. Eng., ASCE, 124(6), 500-517. crossref(new window)

Brinkgreve, R.B.J., Engin, E. and Swolfs, W.M. (2012), PLAXIS, Finite Element code for soil and rock analysis, user's manual.

Cubrinovski, M. and Ishihara, K. (1999), "Empirical correlation between SPT N-value and relative density for sandy soils", Soils and Foundations, Elsevier, 39(5), 61-71. crossref(new window)

Dewoolkar, M.M., Chan, A.H.C., Ko, H. and Pak, R.Y.S. (2009), "Finite element simulations of seismic effects on retaining walls with liquefiable backfills", Int. J. Numer. Analytic. Meth. Geomech., 33(6), 791-816. crossref(new window)

Galavi, V., Petalas, A. and Brinkgreve, R.B.J. (2013), "Finite element modelling of seismic liquefaction in soils", Geotech. Eng. J., 44(3), 55-64.

Latha, G.M., Dash, S. and Rajagopal, K. (2009), "Numerical simulation of the behavior of geocell reinforced sand in foundations", Int. J. Geomech., ASCE, 9(4), 143-152. crossref(new window)

Maheshwari, B.K., Singh, H.P and Saran, Swami (2012), "Effects of reinforcement on liquefaction resistance of solani sand", J. Geotech. Geoenviron. Eng., ASCE, 138(7), 831-840. crossref(new window)

Marcuson, W.F., Hadala, P.F. and Ledbetter, R.H. (1996), "Seismic rehabilitation of earth dams", J. Geotech. Eng., ASCE, 122(1), 7-20. crossref(new window)

McCulloch, D.S. and Bonilla, M.G. (1967), "Railroad damage in the Alaska Earthquake", J. Geotech. Eng. Div., ASCE, 93(5), 89-100.

Puebla, H., Byrne, P.M. and Phillips, P. (1997), "Analysis of canlex liquefaction embankments prototype and centrifuge models", Can. Geotech. J., 34(5), 641-657. crossref(new window)

Taiebat, M., Shahir, H. and Pak, A. (2007), "Study of pore pressure variation during liquefaction using two constitutive models for sand", Soil Dyn. Earthq. Eng., 27(1), 60-72. crossref(new window)

Taiyab, M.A., Alam, M.J. and Abedin, M.Z. (2014), "Dynamic soil-structure interaction of a gravity quay wall and the effect of densification in liquefiable sites", Int. J. Geomech., ASCE, 14(1), 20-33. crossref(new window)

Yamada, G. (1966), "Damage to earth structures and foundations by the Niigata Earthquake, June 16, 1964", Soil. Found., 6(1), 1-13. crossref(new window)