Table of Contents Author Guidelines Submit a Manuscript
Shock and Vibration
Volume 2014, Article ID 432760, 15 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/432760
Research Article

Excellent Performance of Earth Dams under Resonance Motion Using Isolator Damping Layer

Engineering Seismology and Earthquake Engineering Research Group (e-SEER), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 Skudai, Johor, Malaysia

Received 20 February 2014; Accepted 22 April 2014; Published 25 May 2014

Academic Editor: Alicia Gonzalez-Buelga

Copyright © 2014 Behrouz Gordan and Azlan Adnan. 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.

Linked References

  1. M. Zeghal and A. M. Abdel-Ghaffar, “Analysis of behavior of earth dam using strong-motion earthquakes records,” Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, vol. 118, no. 2, pp. 266–277, 1992. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  2. V. Gikas and M. Sakellariou, “Settlement analysis of the Mornos earth dam (Greece): evidence from numerical modeling and geodetic monitoring,” Engineering Structures, vol. 30, no. 11, pp. 3074–3081, 2008. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  3. R. Verdugo, N. Sitar, J. D. Frost et al., “Seismic performance of earth structures during the February 2010 Maule, Chile, earthquake: dams, levees, tailings dams, and retaining walls,” Earthquake Spectra, vol. 28, no. 1, pp. S75–S96, 2012. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  4. Y. Parish and F. N. Abadi, “Dynamic behaviour of earth dams for variation of earth material stiffness,” Proceedings of World Academy of Science: Engineering and Technology, vol. 50, pp. 606–611, 2009. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  5. T. G. Berhe, X. T. Wang, and W. Wu, “Numerical investigation into the arrangement of clay core on the seismic performance of earth dams,” in Proceedings of the GeoShanghai International Conference on Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, pp. 131–138, ASCE, June 2010. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  6. Z. F. Xia, G. L. Ye, J. H. Wang, B. Ye, and F. Zhang, “Fully coupled numerical analysis of repeated shake-consolidation process of earth embankment on liquefiable foundation,” Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, vol. 30, no. 11, pp. 1309–1318, 2010. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  7. X. J. Kong, Y. Zhou, B. Xu, and D. G. Zou, “Analysis on seismic failure mechanism of Zipingpu dam and several reflections of aseismic design for high rock-fill dam,” in Proceedings of the Earth and Space, pp. 3177–3189, March 2010. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  8. A. Bayraktar, M. E. Kartal, and S. Adanur, “The effect of concrete slabrockfill interface behavior on the earthquake performance of a CFR dam,” International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics, vol. 46, no. 1, pp. 35–46, 2011. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  9. R. P. Piao, A. H. Rippe, B. Myers, and K. W. Lane, “Earth dam liquefaction and deformation analysis using numerical modeling,” in Proceedings of the GeoCongress, pp. 1–6, March 2006. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  10. A. W. Elgamal, “Three-dimensional seismic analysis of la villita dam,” Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, vol. 118, no. 12, pp. 1937–1958, 1992. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  11. B. Gordan and B. A. Azlan, “Effect of material properties in CFRD tailing-embankment bridge during a strong earthquake,” Caspian Journal of Applied Sciences Research, vol. 2, no. 11, pp. 61–72, 2013. View at Google Scholar
  12. A. Papalou and J. Bielak, “Seismic elastic response of Earth dams with canyon interaction,” Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, vol. 127, no. 5, pp. 446–453, 2001. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  13. Y. Yu, L. Xie, and B. Zhang, “Stability of earth-rockfill dams: influence of geometry on the three-dimensional effect,” Computers and Geotechnics, vol. 32, no. 5, pp. 326–339, 2005. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  14. L. H. Mejia and H. B. Seed, “Comparison of 2-D and 3-D dynamic analyses of earth dams,” Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, vol. 109, no. 11, pp. 1383–1398, 1983. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  15. J. L. Borges, “Three-dimensional analysis of embankments on soft soils incorporating vertical drains by finite element method,” Computers and Geotechnics, vol. 31, no. 8, pp. 665–676, 2004. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  16. A. Yildiz, “Numerical analyses of embankments on PVD improved soft clays,” Advances in Engineering Software, vol. 40, no. 10, pp. 1047–1055, 2009. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  17. B. Le Hello and P. Villard, “Embankments reinforced by piles and geosynthetics-Numerical and experimental studies dealing with the transfer of load on the soil embankment,” Engineering Geology, vol. 106, no. 1-2, pp. 78–91, 2009. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  18. S. W. Abusharar, J. J. Zheng, B. G. Chen, and J. H. Yin, “A simplified method for analysis of a piled embankment reinforced with geosynthetics,” Geotextiles and Geomembranes, vol. 27, no. 1, pp. 39–52, 2009. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  19. R. Noorzad and M. Omidvar, “Seismic displacement analysis of embankment dams with reinforced cohesive shell,” Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, vol. 30, no. 11, pp. 1149–1157, 2010. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  20. T. Matsumaru, K. Watanabe, and J. Isono, “Application of cement-mixed gravel reinforced by ground for soft ground improvement,” in Proceedings of the 4th Asian Regional Conference on Geosynthetics, pp. 380–385, Shanghai, China, June 2008.
  21. Namdar and A. A. K. Pelko, “Seismic evaluation of embankment shaking table test and finite element method,” The Pacific Journal of Science and Technology, vol. 11, no. 2, 2010, http://www.akamaiuniversity.us/PJST. View at Google Scholar
  22. L. Wang, G. Zhang, and J. Zhang, “Centrifuge model tests of geotextile-reinforced soil embankments during an earthquake,” Geotextiles and Geomembranes, vol. 29, no. 3, pp. 222–232, 2011. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  23. H. B. Seed, R. T. Wong, I. M. Idriss, and K. Tokimatsu, “Moduli and damping factors for dynamic analyses of cohesionless soils,” Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, vol. 112, no. 11, pp. 1016–1032, 1986. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  24. B. M. Das, Advanced Soil Mechanics, CRC Press, New York, NY, USA, 2013.
  25. M. J. Griffin, Handbook of Human Vibration, Academic Press, New York, NY, USA, 2012.
  26. J. Garnier, C. Gaudin, S. M. Springman, P. J. Culligan, D. J. Goodings, and D. Konig, “Catalogue of scaling laws and similitude questions in geotechnical centrifuge modelling,” International Journal of Physical Modelling in Geotechnics, vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 1–23, 2007. View at Google Scholar
  27. A. Fluent, 12.0 User's Guide, User Inputs for Porous Media, 2009.