Seismic Evaluation of PG&E Concrete Dams

by Ronald G. Domer, Pacific Gas & Electric Co, United States,
Wayne D. Edwards, Pacific Gas & Electric Co, United States,
Charles S. Ahlgren, Pacific Gas & Electric Co, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Seismic Engineering: Research and Practice


Seismic evaluation of PG&E concrete dams is an ongoing process. The seismic environment for the dams changes over time because more historical earthquake data is obtained, faults are re-evaluated and engineering research is changing the state-of-the-art analysis techniques. Methods of analysis used by PG&E are described and their advantages and disadvantages are discussed.

Subject Headings: Seismic tests | Seismic effects | Earthfill dams | Historic sites | Computing in civil engineering | Concrete dams | Electric power | Geological faults | California | United States

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