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Seismic evaluation of cemented material dams -A case study of Tobetsu Dam in Japan
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  • Journal title : Earthquakes and Structures
  • Volume 10, Issue 3,  2016, pp.717-733
  • Publisher : Techno-Press
  • DOI : 10.12989/eas.2016.10.3.717
 Title & Authors
Seismic evaluation of cemented material dams -A case study of Tobetsu Dam in Japan
Arefian, Amir; Noorzad, Ali; Ghaemian, Mohsen; Hosseini, Abbas;
Trapezoidal Cemented Sand and Gravel Dam, namely Trapezoid CSG, is a new type of dam. Due to lack of dynamic studies in the field of CSG dam, this research was performed to analyze Trapezoidal CSG dam using dynamic Finite element method with ABAQUS Software. To investigate possible earthquake-induced damages, fragility curves are plotted based on damage index, the length of the cracks created at the dam base and the area of cracked elements in the dam. The seismic analysis indicated that minimum and maximum tensions are generated in the heel and toe of the dam, respectively. According to the fragility curves, with increase in PGA, the possibility of the exceeding the defined limit state is increased. However, the rate of increment is significantly reduced after PGA
CSG dam;numerical analysis;fragility curves;concrete damage plasticity;damage index;limit state;
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