Power Technology and Engineering

, Volume 48, Issue 5, pp 331–342 | Cite as

Characteristics of the Spatial Behavior of a Dam with a Bituminous-Concrete Diaphragm During Earthquakes


The deformed and strength state of earthen dams in narrow valleys during earthquakes differs from solutions in the plane statement. This difference is associated with variation in the dynamic properties of the dam, its shape, and natural-vibration frequencies, and with the effects of hang-up of the diaphragm on the rock edges, etc. This paper cites examples of solution of the plane and three-dimensional problems for a 100-m-high earthen dam with a bituminous-concrete diaphragm in a narrow valley subject to 9-point earthquakes.


seismic effect residual displacements in dams during earthquakes stress state of dam strength state of soil spread velocity of seismic waves earthquake resistance of dams crack formation in core contact filtration 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Moscow State Civil-Engineering UniversityMoscowRussia

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