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Title: Effects of Re-entrant Corner on Seismic Performance of High Concrete Gravity Dams
Authors: Ansari M.I.
Agarwal, Pankaj
Gupt N.K.
Iqba M.A.
Published in: Proceedings of Procedia Engineering
Abstract: The seismic vulnerability assessment of any important infrastructure like concrete gravity dam is an integral part for the seismic risk evaluation. Vulnerability of the concrete gravity dam depends on many factors including its geometric configuration, since the geometric shape of a concrete gravity dam assures its stability during static and dynamic loading conditions. In case of high concrete gravity dams, sometimes it becomes necessary to provide slope at its upstream face and in the consequence re-entrant corner appears in the geometry. Stress concentration in the re-entrant corner region causes initiation of crack in the dam body, which is an alarming issue among engineering community. Therefore in the present work, effects of re-entrant corner on seismic performance of concrete gravity dams are investigated using incremental dynamic analysis method on typical high concrete gravity dams. A possible solution to the problem is also proposed in the study. © 2017 The Authors.
Citation: Proceedings of Procedia Engineering, (2017), 1886- 1893
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
Keywords: Damage states
High concrete gravity dam
Re-entrant corner
Seismic vulnerability assessment
Concrete dams
Damage detection
Dynamic loads
High performance concrete
Risk assessment
Seismic design
Seismic waves
Concrete gravity dams
Damage state
Engineering community
ISSN: 18777058
Author Scopus IDs: 57188678491
Author Affiliations: Ansari, M.I., Earthquake Engineering Department, IIT Roorkee, Roorkee, 247667, India
Agarwal, P., Earthquake Engineering Department, IIT Roorkee, Roorkee, 247667, India
Corresponding Author: Ansari, M.I.; Earthquake Engineering Department, IIT RoorkeeIndia; email:
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