Seismic Safety of High Arch Dams

Seismic Safety of High Arch Dams
Author: Houqun Chen,Shengxin Wu,Faning Dang
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 614
Release: 2015-11-10
ISBN 10: 0128036273
ISBN 13: 9780128036273
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Seismic Safety of High Arch Dams Book Review:

Written for civil, structural and geotechnical engineers, this book presents the latest research and practical experience in the design of high-arch dams in seismically active regions, from an author team that is highly active and experienced in the design, development and construction of 300m high arch dams. The book covers the entire subject of dam design for seismic regions, including seismic input mechanisms and modeling, non-linear analysis techniques for dam structure and foundations, concrete material properties, and simulation techniques for dam design. Of particular value are the real-world experimental data and design case studies that enhance the book and ensure that readers can apply the theoretical content to their own projects. Break through the conventional concepts in civil engineering discipline and focus on applying new techniques from other subject fields to seismic safety on high-arch dam design in an innovative way Shows how to model and evaluate seismic safety of dams using seismic input, dam response and dynamic resistance Summarizes the methodology and approaches applied to high-arch dam design and construction in China, demonstrates the selection of site-specific seismic input parameters, and enables the reader to apply this to their own specific design challenge

Seismic Safety Evaluation of Concrete Dams

Seismic Safety Evaluation of Concrete Dams
Author: Chong Zhang
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 670
Release: 2014-08-21
ISBN 10: 0124079199
ISBN 13: 9780124079199
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Seismic Safety Evaluation of Concrete Dams Book Review:

The consequences of a large dam failing can be disastrous. However, predicting the performance of concrete dams during earthquakes is one of the most complex and challenging problems in structural dynamics. Based on a nonlinear approach, "Seismic Safety Evaluation of Concrete Dams" allows engineers to build models that account for nonlinear phenomena such as vertical joint slippage, cracks, and cavitation. This yields more accurate estimates. Advanced but readable, this book is the culmination of the work carried out by Tsinghua University Research Group on Earthquake Resistance on Dams over the last two decades. Nonlinearity characteristics of high concrete dams, seismic analysis methods, evaluation models A systematic approach to nonlinear analysis and seismic safety evaluation of concrete dams Includes nonlinear fracture of dam-water-foundation interaction system, dynamic fluid-structure and Covers soil-structure interactions, and meso-scale mechanical behavior of concrete are all international front issues of the field.

New Developments in Dam Engineering

New Developments in Dam Engineering
Author: Martin Wieland,Qingwen Ren,John S.Y. Tan
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 1240
Release: 2014-05-14
ISBN 10: 9780203020678
ISBN 13: 0203020677
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Developments in Dam Engineering Book Review:

The development of water resources is a key element in the socio-economic development of many regions in the world. Water availability and rainfall are unequally distributed both in space and time, so dams play a vital role, there being few viable alternatives for storing water. Dams hold a prime place in satisfying the ever-increasing demand for power, irrigation and drinking water, for protection of man, property and environment from catastrophic floods, and for regulating the flow of rivers. Dams have contributed to the development of civilization for over 2,000 years. Worldwide there are some 45,000 large dams listed by ICOLD, which have a height over 15 meters. Today, in western countries, where most of the water resources have been developed, the safety of the existing dams and measures for extending their economical life are of prime concern. In developing countries the focus is on the construction of new dams. The proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Dam Engineering includes contributions from 18 countries, and provides an overview of the state-of-the-art in hydropower development, new type dams, new materials and new technologies, dam and environment. Traditional areas, such as concrete dams and embankment dams, methods of analysis and design of dams, dam foundation, seismic analysis, design and safety, stability of dam and slope, dam safety monitoring and instrumentation, dam maintenance, and rehabilitation and heightening are also considered. The book is of special interest to scientists, researchers, engineers, and students working in dam engineering, dam design, hydropower development, environmental engineering, and structural hydraulics.

Earthquake Engineering for Concrete Dams

Earthquake Engineering for Concrete Dams
Author: Anil K. Chopra
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2020-01-23
ISBN 10: 1119056047
ISBN 13: 9781119056041
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Earthquake Engineering for Concrete Dams Book Review:

A comprehensive guide to modern-day methods for earthquake engineering of concrete dams Earthquake analysis and design of concrete dams has progressed from static force methods based on seismic coefficients to modern procedures that are based on the dynamics of dam–water–foundation systems. Earthquake Engineering for Concrete Dams offers a comprehensive, integrated view of this progress over the last fifty years. The book offers an understanding of the limitations of the various methods of dynamic analysis used in practice and develops modern methods that overcome these limitations. This important book: Develops procedures for dynamic analysis of two-dimensional and three-dimensional models of concrete dams Identifies system parameters that influence their response Demonstrates the effects of dam–water–foundation interaction on earthquake response Identifies factors that must be included in earthquake analysis of concrete dams Examines design earthquakes as defined by various regulatory bodies and organizations Presents modern methods for establishing design spectra and selecting ground motions Illustrates application of dynamic analysis procedures to the design of new dams and safety evaluation of existing dams. Written for graduate students, researchers, and professional engineers, Earthquake Engineering for Concrete Dams offers a comprehensive view of the current procedures and methods for seismic analysis, design, and safety evaluation of concrete dams.

Seismic Performance Analysis of Concrete Gravity Dams

Seismic Performance Analysis of Concrete Gravity Dams
Author: Gaohui Wang,Wenbo Lu,Sherong Zhang
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2020-07-10
ISBN 10: 981156194X
ISBN 13: 9789811561948
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Seismic Performance Analysis of Concrete Gravity Dams Book Review:

This book evaluates the seismic performance of concrete gravity dams, considering the effects of strong motion duration, mainshock-aftershock seismic sequence, and near-fault ground motion. It employs both the extended finite element method (XFEM) and concrete damaged plasticity (CDP) models to characterize the mechanical behavior of concrete gravity dams under strong ground motions, including the dam-reservoir-foundation interaction. In addition, it discusses the effects of the initial crack, earthquake direction, and cross-stream seismic excitation on the nonlinear dynamic response to strong ground motions, and on the damage-cracking risk of concrete gravity dams. This book provides a theoretical basis for the seismic performance evaluation of high dams, and can also be used as a reference resource for researchers and graduate students engaged in the seismic design of high dams.

Validation of Dynamic Analyses of Dams and Their Equipment

Validation of Dynamic Analyses of Dams and Their Equipment
Author: Jean-Jacques Fry,Norihisa Matsumoto
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 658
Release: 2018-06-27
ISBN 10: 0429957076
ISBN 13: 9780429957079
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Validation of Dynamic Analyses of Dams and Their Equipment Book Review:

Validation of Dynamic Analyses of Dams and Their Equipment is the outcome of a three year cooperation program between CFBR (Comite Francais des Barrages et Reservoirs or French Committee on Large dams) and JCOLD (Japan Commission on Large Dams), and focusses on the dynamic behavior of concrete and embankment dams analyzed based on acceleration records of the JCOLD data base. The book covers a broad range of topics, including simplified and detailed methods of dynamic analysis for the seismic response of concrete and embankment dams compared with measured behavior. The response of embankment dams subjected to a 1.0 g foundation acceleration time history is computed by several analytical methods and compared. The modelling of stress-strain behavior of compacted soils for seismic stability analysis of earth-fill dams and its application for a failed earthfill dam is described. The cracking of the face slab of four faced rockfill dams during earthquakes is analyzed. The seismic behavior of concrete arch dams is discussed by the comparison of numerical and experimental results. Displacement-based seismic assessment of concrete dams is presented. Finally the book contains a comparison between the Japanese and French design criteria of gates and a comparison of the analysis of gates and field measurements. Validation of Dynamic Analyses of Dams and Their Equipment will be useful to professional and academics involved or interested in dam engineering.

Advanced Dam Engineering for Design Construction and Rehabilitation

Advanced Dam Engineering for Design  Construction  and Rehabilitation
Author: R.B. Jansen
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 811
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 1461308577
ISBN 13: 9781461308577
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advanced Dam Engineering for Design Construction and Rehabilitation Book Review:

The present state of the art of dam engineering has been ronmental, and political factors, which, though important, attained by a continuous search for new ideas and methods are covered in other publications. while incorporating the lessons of the past. In the last 20 The rapid progress in recent times has resulted from the years particularly there have been major innovations, due combined efforts of engineers and associated scientists, as largely to a concerted effort to blend the best of theory and exemplified by the authorities who have contributed to this practice. Accompanying these achievements, there has been book. These individuals have brought extensive knowledge a significant trend toward free interchange among the pro to the task, drawn from experience throughout the world. fessional disciplines, including open discussion of prob With the convergence of such distinguished talent, the op lems and their solutions. The inseparable relationships of portunity for accomplishment was substantial. I gratefully hydrology, geology, and seismology to engineering have acknowledge the generous cooperation of these writers, and been increasingly recognized in this field, where progress am indebted also to other persons and organizations that is founded on interdisciplinary cooperation. have allowed reference to their publications; and I have This book presents advances in dam engineering that attempted to acknowledge this obligation in the sections have been achieved in recent years or are under way. At where the material is used. These courtesies are deeply ap tention is given to practical aspects of design, construction, preciated.

ICGG 2018 Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Geometry and Graphics

ICGG 2018   Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Geometry and Graphics
Author: Luigi Cocchiarella
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 2300
Release: 2018-07-06
ISBN 10: 3319955888
ISBN 13: 9783319955889
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

ICGG 2018 Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Geometry and Graphics Book Review:

This book gathers peer-reviewed papers presented at the 18th International Conference on Geometry and Graphics (ICGG), held in Milan, Italy, on August 3-7, 2018. The spectrum of papers ranges from theoretical research to applications, including education, in several fields of science, technology and the arts. The ICGG 2018 mainly focused on the following topics and subtopics: Theoretical Graphics and Geometry (Geometry of Curves and Surfaces, Kinematic and Descriptive Geometry, Computer Aided Geometric Design), Applied Geometry and Graphics (Modeling of Objects, Phenomena and Processes, Applications of Geometry in Engineering, Art and Architecture, Computer Animation and Games, Graphic Simulation in Urban and Territorial Studies), Engineering Computer Graphics (Computer Aided Design and Drafting, Computational Geometry, Geometric and Solid Modeling, Image Synthesis, Pattern Recognition, Digital Image Processing) and Graphics Education (Education Technology Research, Multimedia Educational Software Development, E-learning, Virtual Reality, Educational Systems, Educational Software Development Tools, MOOCs). Given its breadth of coverage, the book introduces engineers, architects and designers interested in computer applications, graphics and geometry to the latest advances in the field, with a particular focus on science, the arts and mathematics education.

Twenty Sixth International Congress on Large Dams Vingt Sixi me Congr s International des Grands Barrages

Twenty Sixth International Congress on Large Dams   Vingt Sixi  me Congr  s International des Grands Barrages
Author: CIGB ICOLD
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 4571
Release: 2018-06-27
ISBN 10: 0429877579
ISBN 13: 9780429877575
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Twenty Sixth International Congress on Large Dams Vingt Sixi me Congr s International des Grands Barrages Book Review:

The International Committee on Large Dams (ICOLD) held its 26th International Congress in Vienna, Austria (1-7 July 2018). The proceedings of the congress focus on four main questions: 1. Reservoir sedimentation and sustainable development; 2. Safety and risk analysis; 3. Geology and dams, and 4. Small dams and levees. The book thoroughly discusses these questions and is indispensable for academics, engineers and professionals involved or interested in engineering, hydraulic engineering and related disciplines.

3rd International Conference Dam Safety Evaluation 11 14 December 2001 Panaji Goa India

3rd International Conference  Dam Safety Evaluation  11 14 December 2001  Panaji  Goa   India
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 487
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UCBK:C076625970
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

3rd International Conference Dam Safety Evaluation 11 14 December 2001 Panaji Goa India Book Review:

Contributed conference papers.

Advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering

Advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering
Author: Abbas Moustafa
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 438
Release: 2012-02-10
ISBN 10: 9535100254
ISBN 13: 9789535100256
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering Book Review:

This book sheds lights on recent advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering with special emphasis on soil liquefaction, soil-structure interaction, seismic safety of dams and underground monuments, mitigation strategies against landslide and fire whirlwind resulting from earthquakes and vibration of a layered rotating plant and Bryan's effect. The book contains sixteen chapters covering several interesting research topics written by researchers and experts from several countries. The research reported in this book is useful to graduate students and researchers working in the fields of structural and earthquake engineering. The book will also be of considerable help to civil engineers working on construction and repair of engineering structures, such as buildings, roads, dams and monuments.

Dynamic Soil Structure Interaction

Dynamic Soil Structure Interaction
Author: C. Zhang,John P Wolf
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 320
Release: 1998-09-22
ISBN 10: 9780080530581
ISBN 13: 0080530583
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dynamic Soil Structure Interaction Book Review:

Dynamic Soil-structure interaction is one of the major topics in earthquake engineering and soil dynamics since it is closely related to the safety evaluation of many important engineering projects, such as nuclear power plants, to resist earthquakes. In dealing with the analysis of dynamic soil-structure interactions, one of the most difficult tasks is the modeling of unbounded media. To solve this problem, many numerical methods and techniques have been developed. This book summarizes the most recent developments and applications in the field of dynamic soil-structure interaction, both in China and Switzerland. An excellent book for scientists and engineers in civil engineering, structural engineering, geotechnical engineering and earthquake engineering.

Computational Geomechanics and Hydraulic Structures

Computational Geomechanics and Hydraulic Structures
Author: Sheng-Hong Chen
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 890
Release: 2018-06-21
ISBN 10: 9811081352
ISBN 13: 9789811081354
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Computational Geomechanics and Hydraulic Structures Book Review:

This book presents recent research into developing and applying computational tools to estimate the performance and safety of hydraulic structures from the planning and construction stage to the service period. Based on the results of a close collaboration between the author and his colleagues, friends, students and field engineers, it shows how to achieve a good correlation between numerical computation and the actual in situ behavior of hydraulic structures. The book’s heuristic and visualized style disseminates the philosophy and road map as well as the findings of the research. The chapters reflect the various aspects of the three typical and practical methods (the finite element method, the block element method, the composite element method) that the author has been working on and made essential contributions to since the 1980s. This book is an advanced continuation of Hydraulic Structures by the same author, published by Springer in 2015.

Experimental Vibration Analysis for Civil Structures

Experimental Vibration Analysis for Civil Structures
Author: Joel P. Conte,Rodrigo Astroza,Gianmario Benzoni,Glauco Feltrin,Kenneth J. Loh,Babak Moaveni
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 918
Release: 2017-10-11
ISBN 10: 3319674439
ISBN 13: 9783319674438
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Experimental Vibration Analysis for Civil Structures Book Review:

This edited volume presents selected contributions from the International Conference on Experimental Vibration Analysis of Civil Engineering Structures held in San Diego, California in 2017 (EVACES2017). The event brought together engineers, scientists, researchers, and practitioners, providing a forum for discussing and disseminating the latest developments and achievements in all major aspects of dynamic testing for civil engineering structures, including instrumentation, sources of excitation, data analysis, system identification, monitoring and condition assessment, in-situ and laboratory experiments, codes and standards, and vibration mitigation.

Earthquake Engineering for Concrete Dams

Earthquake Engineering for Concrete Dams
Author: National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems,Division of Natural Hazard Mitigation,Committee on Earthquake Engineering,Panel on Earthquake Engineering for Concrete Dams
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 158
Release: 1991-02-01
ISBN 10: 0309043360
ISBN 13: 9780309043366
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Earthquake Engineering for Concrete Dams Book Review:

The hazard posed by large dams has long been known. Although no concrete dam has failed as a result of earthquake activity, there have been instances of significant damage. Concerns about the seismic safety of concrete dams have been growing recently because the population at risk in locations downstream of major dams continues to expand and because the seismic design concepts in use at the time most existing dams were built were inadequate. In this book, the committee evaluates current knowledge about the earthquake performance of concrete dams, including procedures for investigating the seismic safety of such structures. Earthquake Engineering for Concrete Dams specifically informs researchers about state-of-the-art earthquake analysis of concrete dams and identifies subject areas where additional knowledge is needed.

Computer Science and Engineering Technology CSET2015 Medical Science and Biological Engineering MSBE2015

Computer Science and Engineering Technology  CSET2015   Medical Science and Biological Engineering  MSBE2015
Author: Jiamei Deng,Qingjun Liu
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 776
Release: 2015-12-08
ISBN 10: 9814651028
ISBN 13: 9789814651028
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Computer Science and Engineering Technology CSET2015 Medical Science and Biological Engineering MSBE2015 Book Review:

This book brings together 106 papers presented at the Joint Conferences of 2015 International Conference on Computer Science and Engineering Technology (CSET2015) and 2015 International Conference on Medical Science and Biological Engineering (MSBE2015), which were held in Hong Kong on 30–31 May 2015. The joint conferences covered a wide range of research topics in new emerging technologies, ranging from computing to biomedical engineering. During the conferences, industry professionals, scholars and government agencies around the world gathered to share their latest research results and discuss the practical challenges they encountered. Their research articles were reviewed and selected by a panel of experts before being compiled into this proceedings. Combining research findings and industry applications, this proceedings should be a useful reference for researchers and engineers working in computing and biomedical science. Contents: Mechanical and Control EngineeringComputer Science and Its ApplicationMedical Science and Biological EngineeringTechnology for EducationBuilding Material and Civil EngineeringMaterial Science and Engineering Readership: Researchers interested in computer science and biomedical science, as well as graduate students working on related technologies. Keywords:Computer Engineering;Mechanical Engineering;Medical Science;Computer Aided Instruction

Material Science and Environmental Engineering

Material Science and Environmental Engineering
Author: Ping Chen
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 888
Release: 2015-12-30
ISBN 10: 1315638533
ISBN 13: 9781315638539
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Material Science and Environmental Engineering Book Review:

Material Science and Environmental Engineering presents novel and fundamental advances in the fields of material science and environmental engineering. Collecting the comprehensive and state-of-art in these fields, the contributions provide a broad overview of the latest research results, so that it will proof to be a valuable reference book to aca

Earthquake Engineering

Earthquake Engineering
Author: P. Bisch,P. Labbe,A. Pecker
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 691
Release: 1998-01-01
ISBN 10: 9789054109822
ISBN 13: 9054109823
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Earthquake Engineering Book Review:

This text details the proceedings of the 11th European Conference on Earthquake Engineering. CD-ROM contains full text of the 650 papers in printed form. This would have been 6 volumes of 1000 pages each. Topics covered: are: Engineering seismology; Experimental aspects for soils, rocks and construction material; Computational aspects for materials, structures and soil-structure interaction; Civil engineering projects; Active and passive isolation; Industrial facilities, lifelines and equipment; Vulnerability, seismic risk and strengthening; Site effects and spatial variability of seismic motions; Reliability analyses and probabilistic aspects; Design criteria, codees and standards; Eurocode 8 and national applications; Seismic risk in the Mediterranean basin; Post earthquake investigations;

Advances in Civil Engineering

Advances in Civil Engineering
Author: Rao Martand Singh,K. P. Sudheer,Babu Kurian
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 966
Release: 2020-09-21
ISBN 10: 981155644X
ISBN 13: 9789811556449
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Civil Engineering Book Review:

This volume comprises select peer reviewed papers presented at the international conference - Advanced Research and Innovations in Civil Engineering (ARICE 2019). It brings together a wide variety of innovative topics and current developments in various branches of civil engineering. Some of the major topics covered include structural engineering, water resources engineering, transportation engineering, geotechnical engineering, environmental engineering, and remote sensing. The book also looks at emerging topics such as green building technologies, zero-energy buildings, smart materials, and intelligent transportation systems. Given its contents, the book will prove useful to students, researchers, and professionals working in the field of civil engineering.

Aging Shaking and Cracking of Infrastructures

Aging  Shaking  and Cracking of Infrastructures
Author: Victor E. Saouma,M. Amin Hariri-Ardebili
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 1115
Release: 2021-04-13
ISBN 10: 3030574342
ISBN 13: 9783030574345
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aging Shaking and Cracking of Infrastructures Book Review:

This self-contained book focuses on the safety assessment of existing structures subjected to multi-hazard scenarios through advanced numerical methods. Whereas the focus is on concrete dams and nuclear containment structures, the presented methodologies can also be applied to other large-scale ones. The authors explains how aging and shaking ultimately lead to cracking, and how these complexities are compounded by their random nature. Nonlinear (static and transient) finite element analysis is hence integrated with both earthquake engineering and probabilistic methods to ultimately derive capacity or fragility curves through a rigorous safety assessment. Expanding its focus beyond design aspects or the state of the practice (i.e., codes), this book is composed of seven sections: Fundamentals: theoretical coverage of solid mechnics, plasticity, fracture mechanics, creep, seismology, dynamic analysis, probability and statistics Damage: that can affect concrete structures, such as cracking of concrete, AAR, chloride ingress, and rebar corrosion, Finite Element: formulation for both linear and nonlinear analysis including stress, heat and fracture mechanics, Engineering Models: for soil/fluid-structure interaction, uncertainty quantification, probablilistic and random finite element analysis, machine learning, performance based earthquake engineering, ground motion intensity measures, seismic hazard analysis, capacity/fragility functions and damage indeces, Applications to dams through potential failure mode analyses, risk-informed decision making, deterministic and probabilistic examples, Applications to nuclear structures through modeling issues, aging management programs, critical review of some analyses, Other applications and case studies: massive RC structures and bridges, detailed assessment of a nuclear containment structure evaluation for license renewal. This book should inspire students, professionals and most importantly regulators to rigorously apply the most up to date scientific methods in the safety assessment of large concrete structures.