Dynamic Effect of Sediment on Dam Hydrodynamics

by Bang-Fuh Chen, Nation Sun Yat-Sen Univ, Kaoshiung, Taiwan,
Kuo-Chyang Chang, Nation Sun Yat-Sen Univ, Kaoshiung, Taiwan,
Tin-Kan Hung, Nation Sun Yat-Sen Univ, Kaoshiung, Taiwan,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Engineering Mechanics

Abstract: The dynamic behavior of reservoir sediment during earthquakes is important to an analysis of dam safety when the depth of the water is seriously reduced by the sediment. While the dynamic response of a concrete dam involves the interaction of the dam, water, reservoir bottom materials and the foundation rock, little is known about the dynamic behavior of sediment and its effect on hydrodynamic pressure during earthquakes or simple ground motions.

Subject Headings: Concrete dams | Dam foundations | Earthfill dams | Ground motion | Reservoirs | Sediment | Hydrodynamics | Earthquakes

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