Date of Award

6-18-2018

Document Type

Project

Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.) in Civil & Environmental Engineering

Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

First Advisor

Arash Khosravifar

Subjects

Structural analysis (Engineering), Earth dams -- Earthquake effects, Strains and stresses, Earthquake hazard analysis

Subject Categories

Civil and Environmental Engineering

DOI

10.15760/CCEMP.40

Abstract

Non-linear deformation analysis (NDA) of embankment dams is becoming more common as geotechnical engineers seek to better understand how critical infrastructure will perform under high seismic loading. In order to perform this type of analysis, site specific ground motions and engineering properties of the embankment dam are required. The NDA modeling effort consists of a static and seepage analysis to establish an initial stress state followed by a dynamic analysis to simulate the embankment response to ground motions. Using this approach, a two dimensional NDA was performed on an embankment dam using the NDA program FLAC. This report discusses the input parameters, modeling efforts, and results of the analysis.

Comments

A research project report submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering

Persistent Identifier

https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/25602

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