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ISRN Civil Engineering
Volume 2012, Article ID 681350, 10 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.5402/2012/681350
Research Article

Seismic Performance Evaluation and Analysis of Major Arch Dams Considering Material and Joint Nonlinearity Effects

Department of Civil Engineering, K. N. Toosi University of Technology, P.O. Box 15875-4416, Tehran, Iran

Received 10 September 2011; Accepted 18 October 2011

Academic Editor: D. N. Singh

Copyright © 2012 Mohammad Amin Hariri Ardebili and Hasan Mirzabozorg. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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