Concrete Dams Design and Analysis: Agenda

Please note - Concrete Dams Design and Analysis will be held in West Windsor, NJ. All times listed are Eastern Time. 

August 9, 2022

  • 8:00 AM - Introductions
  • 8:30 AM - Historical Perspective
  • 8:30 AM - Gravity Dams
    • From Masonry to Concrete
    • Material Evolution
  • 9:45 AM - Break
  • 10:00 AM - Load, Load Combinations, and Criteria
  • 12:00 PM - Lunch
  • 1:00 PM - Methods of Analysis
    • Simplified to Complex
    • Simplified Analysis
  • 1:30 PM - Comparison between Simplified and Advanced Studies
  • 2:45 PM - Break
  • 3:00 PM - Example Problem
    • Gravity Method
    • Cracked Base Analysis
  • 5:00 PM - Adjourn

August 10, 2022

  • 8:00 AM - Stability Criteria
  • 8:45 AM - Potential Failure Modes
    • Historical Examples
    • Identifying and Developing
  • 9:45 AM - Break
  • 10:00 AM - Session Example – PFM Workshop
    • PFM Brainstorming
    • PFM Development
    • Initiation
    • Progression
    • Intervention
    • Failure
    • Evaluation and Screening
    • Risk Reduction
    • Surveillance and Monitoring Plan
    • Other Safety Measures
  • 12:00 PM - Lunch
  • 1:00 PM - Introduction into Dynamics
    • Ground Motions    
    • Structural Characteristics    
    • Structural Response    
    • Seismic Damage Assessment    
    • Post-Earthquake    
  • 2:45 PM - Break
  • 3:00 PM -  Session Example
  • 5:00 PM - Adjourn

August 11, 2022

  • 8:00 AM - Introduction to Risk Analysis
    • Failure Likelihood    
    • Consequences    
    • Confidence    
  • 9:45 AM - Break
  • 10:00 AM - Surveillance and Monitoring
    • Performance-based systems
    • Load based systems
  • 11:30 AM - Major Findings and Understandings
  • 12:30 PM - Adjourn
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