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Title: Simplified analysis of concrete gravity dams including foundation flexibility
Authors: Nau, James M.
Keywords: Concrete gravity dams
Foundation flexibility
Seismic analysis
Simplified procedure
Mathematical models
Publisher: Structures Laboratory (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Contract Report;SL-89-3
Abstract: Abstract: The objective of this study was to develop a model for the flexible foundation rock beneath a dam and to incorporate this model into the finite element procedure and a two-dimensional model of the monolith, SDFDAM. To account for foundation flexibility, the theory of Flamant, assuming the foundation to be an isotropic, elastic half-plane, was used. The findings of this study indicate that it is important to include the effects of foundation flexibility in the seismic analysis of concrete gravity dams on the supposition that reliable foundation properties can be obtained from field or laboratory measurements.
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