Seismic Design of Embankments and Caverns

by Terry R. Howard, (M.ASCE), Univ. of Idaho, College of Mines, Moscow, Idaho 83843,

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-361-3 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-361-0 (ISBN-10), 1983, Soft Cover, Pg. 201

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Conference information: A Symposium of ASCE Convention | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States | May 16-20, 1983

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book - Proceedings


The papers included in this publication were presented at three symposia on seismicity and seismic design for embankment dams and underground openings. Primary topics for discussion include: (1) Seismicity and the design earthquake; (2) the design of embankment dams including seismic forces as well as methods to improve the stability of existing structures; and (3) static and dynamic design considerations for underground openings in various rock conditions and underground structures subjected to explosive loads. In each case state-of-the-art technology was sought to provide practicing engineers with techniques that can be used for design of these types of structures.

Subject Headings: Seismic design | Underground structures | Seismic loads | Seismic tests | Earthquake resistant structures | Structural stability | Publications | Earthquakes


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