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Title: Earthquake resistance of earth and rock-fill dams. Report 2, Analysis of response of Rifle Gap Dam to Project RULISON underground nuclear detonation
Authors: Ahlberg, James E.
Fowler, Jack, 1938-
Heller, Lyman W.
Keywords: Earth dams
Earthquake-resistant structures
Ground motion
Mathematical models
Nuclear explosion effects
Rifle Gap Dam
Rock-fill dams
Rulison (Project)
Underground explosions
Hydraulic structures
Issue Date: Jun-1972
Publisher: Soils and Pavements Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Description: Miscellaneous Paper
Abstract: The motion of Rifle Gap Dam was measured in September 1969 during the Project RULISON underground nuclear explosion. The observed response was then compared with the response computed in a mathematical model. Observed and computed responses were similar. From this study it appears that the mathematical models used are applicable to the design and analysis of soil structures, at least for ground motion intensities comparable to those observed at Rifle Gap Dam. NOTE: This file is large. Allow your browser several minutes to download the file.
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