Earthquake Resistance of Rock-Fill Dams

by R.W. Clough,
D. Pirtz,


Serial Information: Journal of the Soil Mechanics and Foundations Division, 1956, Vol. 82, Issue 2, Pg. 1-26


Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract:

Tests on effects of earthquakes on rock fill dams with earthen cores were performed on 1/150 scale models of two types of dams, one having inclined core near upstream face, and other having central core; models were subjected simultaneously to water loadings and to simulated earthquakes; test results show that rock fill dams inherently are very resistant to earthquakes because of their flexible structure.



Subject Headings: Rock fills | Earthfill dams | Load tests | Earthquakes | Hydraulic models | Scale models | Simulation models | Structural models

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