Steady-state and transient dynamic visco-elastic response of concrete and earth dams due to dam-reservoir interaction

Loizos Pelecanos, Stavroula Kontoe, Lidija Zdravkovic

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

80 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

The aim of this study is to investigate the effects of dam–reservoir interaction on
the dynamic response of dams. Both thin rectangular concrete cantilever and large trapezoidal earth dams are considered with empty and full reservoir.
It has recently been shown by Pelecanos et al. [32] that the amplification of accelerations at the crest of the dam depends on the combinations of the frequency of the harmonic acceleration load and the fundamental frequencies of the dam and the reservoir. This study considers transient dynamic loading and selected scenarios of different combinations of the abovementioned frequencies are examined under random seismic acceleration load.
It is shown that for certain cases the amplification of accelerations of the dam can be affected by the presence of the upstream reservoir. In general, thin rectangular concrete cantilever dams are found to be considerably more sensitive to dam–reservoir interaction than large trapezoidal earth dams. Therefore, this investigation examines the significance of dam–reservoir interaction and when this interaction should be taken into consideration or it could be neglected.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jun 2017
Event6th International Conference on Computational Methods in Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering - Rhodes, Greece
Duration: 15 Jun 201717 Jun 2017
https://2017.compdyn.org/

Conference

Conference6th International Conference on Computational Methods in Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering
Abbreviated titleCOMPDYN 2017
CountryGreece
CityRhodes
Period15/06/1717/06/17
Internet address

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Steady-state and transient dynamic visco-elastic response of concrete and earth dams due to dam-reservoir interaction'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Pelecanos, L., Kontoe, S., & Zdravkovic, L. (2017). Steady-state and transient dynamic visco-elastic response of concrete and earth dams due to dam-reservoir interaction. Paper presented at 6th International Conference on Computational Methods in Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Rhodes, Greece.