By National Research Council (U.S.). Panel on Earthquake Engineering for Concrete Dams
The chance posed by means of huge dams has lengthy been identified. This ebook evaluates modern wisdom concerning the earthquake functionality of concrete dams, together with strategies for investigating the seismic protection of such constructions. It informs researchers approximately earthquake research of concrete dams and identifies components the place extra wisdom is required.
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EARTHQUAKE INPUT 34 RESEARCH NEEDS Various theoretical models have been developed for prediction of freefield motion at the surface of a valley or canyon to be used as input to a dam system; however, no verification of such input predictions has yet been achieved by comparison with actually recorded earthquake motions. The existing strong-motion instrumentation at concrete dams is not designed to provide such essential data. It is clear, therefore, that an improved instrumentation program for observation of earthquake motions at sites of existing or proposed dams is needed.
These calculated stresses (shown in Figure 3-2), which exceeded 600 psi on the upstream face and 900 psi on the downstream face, were about two to three times the estimated 350-psi tensile strength of the concrete at that elevation. Hence, significant cracking consistent with what was observed could have been expected during an earthquake of this intensity. The maximum compressive stress in the monolith (not shown in Figure 3-2) was about 1,100 psi, well within the compressive capacity of the concrete.
Compression and vertical shear waves). Similar procedures have been used by others in solving P, SV, and Rayleigh wave problems (2-11, 2-12). A solution for incident SH, P, and SV waves also has been obtained by assuming periodicity in the surface topography and a downward-only scattered wave (2-13). Direct numerical solution using a finite difference formulation has been employed to evaluate the scattering effects of various surface irregularities—for example, a ridge with incident SH wave (2-14), vertically incident SV and P waves on a step change in surface (2-15), and the use of nonreflecting boundary conditions with other surface irregularities (2-16).