WIT Press

Application Of Pseudo-symmetric Technique In Dynamic Analysis Of Concrete Gravity Dams

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/FSI030201

Volume

71

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

573.43 kb

Author(s)

V. Lotfi

Abstract

Application of pseudo-symmetric technique in dynamic analysis of concrete gravity dams V. Lotfi Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Amirkabir University, Iran Abstract A new approach is presented for seismic analysis of concrete gravity dams in the time domain. The technique is based on symmetric formulation of dam-reservoir systems utilizing pressure degrees of freedom in the fluid domain. The method is explained initially in relation to other available techniques. Following from this, the analysis of a typical concrete dam is considered as a verification example by utilizing a modified program based on this technique. The methodology introduced is very convenient and can be easily implemented in general-purpose finite element programs with regard to their fluid-structure interaction modules. 1 Introduction There has been extensive research in relation to Fluid-Structure Interaction problem encountered in dynamic analysis of concrete dams. Some of these studies are formulated

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