Earthquake resistance of earth and rock-fill dams. Report 2, Analysis of response of Rifle Gap Dam to Project RULISON underground nuclear detonation
Ahlberg, James E.; Fowler, Jack, 1938-; Heller, Lyman W.
Miscellaneous PaperAbstract: 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.
Soils and Pavements Laboratory (U.S.)Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Earth dams; Earthquake-resistant structures; Ground motion; Mathematical models; Nuclear explosion effects; Rifle Gap Dam; Rock-fill dams; Rulison (Project); Underground explosions; Hydraulic structures; Earthquakes
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