Finite element analyses of an arch dam subjected to seismic loads and hydrodynamic forces
2014 (English)In: XXII Nordic Concrete Research Symposium, 2014, Vol. 50, 465-468 p.Conference paper (Other academic)
A concrete arch dam subjected to seismic ground accelerations has been analysed using the finite element method. The response of the concrete structure is calculated through dynamic implicit analyses using two different modelling approaches, the Westergaard added mass approach with hydrodynamic inertia forces from a finite water volume and a model based on acoustic elements. The models show high tensile stresses near the base of the dam which indicate a risk for cracking. The study demonstrate that the choice of damping, the type of seismic excitation and use of quiet boundaries have a significant influence on the result.
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2014. Vol. 50, 465-468 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-166767OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-166767DiVA: diva2:812128
Nordic Concrete Research
NQC 20152015-05-152015-05-152015-06-15Bibliographically approved