Seismic Displacement Analysis of Earth Dams

by Sarada K. Sarma, (M.ASCE), Lecturer; Civ. Engrg. Dept., Imperial College, London SW7, England,

Serial Information: Journal of the Geotechnical Engineering Division, 1981, Vol. 107, Issue 12, Pg. 1735-1739

Document Type: Journal Paper


In the limit equilibrium method of seismic design of earth dams, the computation of displacements during earthquakes plays an important part. The case when the critical acceleration actually deteriorates with displacement is not included in this analysis.

Subject Headings: Seismic effects | Seismic design | Displacement (mechanics) | Limit equilibrium | Seismic tests | Earthfill dams | Computing in civil engineering | Earthquakes

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