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Dynamic Analysis Of Concrete Arch Dams By FE-BE Approach Including Non-uniform Ground Motion

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/BE030191

Volume

35

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

403.85 kb

Author(s)

V. Lotfi

Abstract

Dynamic analysis of concrete arch dams by FE-BE approach including non-uniform ground motion V. Lotfi Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Amirkabir University, Iran Abstract In this paper, a FE-BE procedure is implemented for dynamic analysis of concrete arch dams, which considers the effects of non-uniform ground motion. The technique relies on the finite element method for the discretization of the dam body, while the foundation rock domain is handled by three dimensional boundary element formulations with no restrictions imposed on the geometry of the canyon shape. A previously developed special purpose program is enhanced based on this approach and the response of the Morrow Point arch dam is studied as an example. The efficiency of the analysis is highly influenced by an interpolation scheme, which is used for evaluation of foundation impedance matrix and force vector. The convergence of this method is initially controlled for uniform, as well as non-uniform ground excitat

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