Seismic response of earthfill and rockfill embankment dams

Stavroula Kontoe, Bo Han, Loizos Pelecanos, Lidija Zdravković

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Abstract

The seismic design of earthfill and rockfill dams routinely relies on methods of analysis, which adopt simplifying assumptions regarding the dam geometry, soil behaviour and the dynamic interaction of the fluid and solid phases within the dam body. This paper explores such simplifying assumptions, which are typically used for the numerical modelling of earthfill and rockfill embankment dams, within the context of two case studies. First a clay core dam, the La Villita dam in Mexico, is considered focusing mainly on the implications of 2D plane strain approximation in the case of dams built in relatively narrow canyons. In the second case study, of the rockfill Yele dam in China, the importance of hydro-mechanical coupling is explored by parametrically varying the permeability of the materials.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication3rd Meeting of EWG Dams and Earthquakes. An International Symposium
Publication statusPublished - May 2019
Event3rd Meeting of EWG Dams and Earthquakes
An International Symposium
- Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 6 May 20198 May 2019
http://ewg2019.lnec.pt/

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Conference3rd Meeting of EWG Dams and Earthquakes
An International Symposium
Period6/05/198/05/19
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Kontoe, S., Han, B., Pelecanos, L., & Zdravković, L. (2019). Seismic response of earthfill and rockfill embankment dams. In 3rd Meeting of EWG Dams and Earthquakes. An International Symposium

Seismic response of earthfill and rockfill embankment dams. / Kontoe, Stavroula; Han, Bo; Pelecanos, Loizos; Zdravković, Lidija.

3rd Meeting of EWG Dams and Earthquakes. An International Symposium. 2019.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Kontoe, S, Han, B, Pelecanos, L & Zdravković, L 2019, Seismic response of earthfill and rockfill embankment dams. in 3rd Meeting of EWG Dams and Earthquakes. An International Symposium. 3rd Meeting of EWG Dams and Earthquakes
An International Symposium, 6/05/19.
Kontoe S, Han B, Pelecanos L, Zdravković L. Seismic response of earthfill and rockfill embankment dams. In 3rd Meeting of EWG Dams and Earthquakes. An International Symposium. 2019
Kontoe, Stavroula ; Han, Bo ; Pelecanos, Loizos ; Zdravković, Lidija. / Seismic response of earthfill and rockfill embankment dams. 3rd Meeting of EWG Dams and Earthquakes. An International Symposium. 2019.
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