Possible base sliding induced by an earthquake on concrete gravity dams is obtained by a simplified procedure. The model is a nonlinear single-degree-of-freedom system which takes into account dam-water-foundation interaction based on the model developed by Fenves and Chopra (1987). The nonlinearity is in the foundation rock, since a threshold value for the sliding foundation resistance, modeled with the Mohr-Coulomb yielding criterion including a frictional and a cohesive component, is imposed. Nonlinear step by dams is obtained by a simplified procedure. The model is a nonlinear single-degree-of-freedom system which takes into account dam-water-foundation interaction based on the model developed by Fenves and Chopra (1987). The nonlinearity is in the foundation rock, since a threshold value for the sliding foundation resistance, modeled with the Mohr- Coulomb yielding criterion including a frictional and a cohesive component, is imposed. Nonlinear step by step dynamic analyses are carried out on four case studies representing typical examples of Italian concrete gravity dams by utilizing several natural earthquakes. On the basis of the obtained results, a simplified methodology to estimate residual displacement without performing nonlinear dynamic analysis is presented. An example of application using as seismic input the elastic response spectra furnished by the Italian Code is also presented.

Basili, M., Nuti, C. (2011). A Simplified Procedure for Base Sliding Evaluation of Concrete Gravity Dams under Seismic Action. ISRN CIVIL ENGINEERING, Volume 2011(Article ID 413057, 14 pages) [10.5402/2011/413057].

A Simplified Procedure for Base Sliding Evaluation of Concrete Gravity Dams under Seismic Action

NUTI, CAMILLO
2011-01-01

Abstract

Possible base sliding induced by an earthquake on concrete gravity dams is obtained by a simplified procedure. The model is a nonlinear single-degree-of-freedom system which takes into account dam-water-foundation interaction based on the model developed by Fenves and Chopra (1987). The nonlinearity is in the foundation rock, since a threshold value for the sliding foundation resistance, modeled with the Mohr-Coulomb yielding criterion including a frictional and a cohesive component, is imposed. Nonlinear step by dams is obtained by a simplified procedure. The model is a nonlinear single-degree-of-freedom system which takes into account dam-water-foundation interaction based on the model developed by Fenves and Chopra (1987). The nonlinearity is in the foundation rock, since a threshold value for the sliding foundation resistance, modeled with the Mohr- Coulomb yielding criterion including a frictional and a cohesive component, is imposed. Nonlinear step by step dynamic analyses are carried out on four case studies representing typical examples of Italian concrete gravity dams by utilizing several natural earthquakes. On the basis of the obtained results, a simplified methodology to estimate residual displacement without performing nonlinear dynamic analysis is presented. An example of application using as seismic input the elastic response spectra furnished by the Italian Code is also presented.
Basili, M., Nuti, C. (2011). A Simplified Procedure for Base Sliding Evaluation of Concrete Gravity Dams under Seismic Action. ISRN CIVIL ENGINEERING, Volume 2011(Article ID 413057, 14 pages) [10.5402/2011/413057].
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