Vogt Boundary for Finite Element Arch Dam Analysis

by Gilbert A. Hartley, Res. Asst.; Dept. of Civ. Engrg., Univ. of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada,
Gregory M. NcNeice, Assoc. Prof.; Dept. of Civ. Engrg., Univ. of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada,
Walter Stensch, Chf. Engr., Surveyor; Nenninger & Chenevert, Consulting Engrs., Montreal, PQ, Canada,


Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1974, Vol. 100, Issue 1, Pg. 51-62


Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: The Vogt theory for boundary deformations of arch dams is recast in finite element terms. The derivation of boundary stiffness coefficients from the Vogt parameters for direct application to three-dimensional finite element analysis is presented. The formulation neither increases the number of degrees-of-freedom above that required for the dam structure, nor creates any additional nonzero coefficients within the assembled structural matrix.

Subject Headings: Arch dams | Finite element method | Domain boundary | Three-dimensional analysis | Deformation (mechanics) | Stiffening | Parameters (statistics) | Matrix (mathematics)

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