Earthquake Engineering for Embankment Dams: Agenda

*All times listed are Eastern. 

Monday, May 23, 2022

  • 10:30 am     Introduction
  • 10:45 am     Performance During Past Earthquakes
    • Lessons Learned
    • Case Histories
    • Potential Failure Modes    
  • 11:45 am     Earthquake Basics
    • Causes of Earthquakes, Fault Types, Seismic Waves
    • Tectonics, Regional Geology, Seismic Sources    
  • 12:30 pm     Break
  • 1:00 pm     Seismic Hazard Assessment
    • Seismic Source Characterization
    • Ground Motion Attenuation
    • Deterministic Analysis
    • Probabilistic Analysis    
  • 2:00 pm     Design Earthquake Ground Motions
    • Design Criteria and Regulatory Requirements
    • Ground Motion Characterization
      • Response Spectra
      • Time Histories
      • Selecting Earthquake Records    
  • 2:45 pm     Break
  • 3:30 pm     Dynamic Response of Dams
    • Basic Concepts
    • Soil Properties
    • Dynamic Response Modeling
    • Response During Past Earthquakes    
  • 5:00 pm     Questions and discussion
  • 5:30 pm     Adjourn

 

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

  • 10:30 pm     Field Exploration and Testing
    • Site Geologic Investigations and Mapping
    • Geophysical Techniques
    • Geotechnical Investigation and Testing
      • Drilling and In-situ Testing
      • Test Pits/Trenches
      • Laboratory Testing    
  • 12:15 pm     Break
  • 12:45 pm     Soil Behavior and Strength
    • Key Soil Behaviors
    • Strength Characterization
    • Liquefaction Resistance
    • Residual Strength
    • Cyclic Softening    
  • 2:15 pm     Break
  • 3:00 pm     Seismic Stability Analysis
    • Historical Perspective
    • Liquefaction Triggering
    • Deformation Analyses
      • Simplified
      • Sliding block (Newmark-Type)
      • Advanced Analyses
    • Post-Earthquake Stability
    • Case Histories
  • 4:30 pm     Seismic Performance Instrumentation 
    • Types of Instruments
      • Survey Monuments
      • Inclinometers
      • Piezometers
      • Accelerometers
    • Automated Data Acquisition Systems
    • Design, Installation, Monitoring     
  • 5:15 pm     Questions and discussion
  • 5:30 pm     Adjourn    

 

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

  • 10:30 pm     Post-Earthquake Inspection
    • Criteria for Inspections
    • Visual Inspections
    • Instrumentation Data Evaluation
    • Response Actions    
  • 11:00 pm     Risk Analysis Considerations
    • Framework and Approach for Seismic Loading
    • Potential Failure Modes Analysis
    • Supporting Engineering Analyses and Uncertainty
    • Likelihood and Consequence Assessment    
  • 12:30 pm     Break
  • 1:00 pm     Defensive Design Measures
    • Embankment and Foundation Measures
    • Soil Improvement
    • Case Histories    
  • 2:30 pm     Questions and discussion
  • 3:00 pm     Concluding Remarks
  • 3:15 pm     Adjourn
     
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