Current Trends in the Seismic Analysis of Embankment Dams






Earthquakes represent a significant hazard to dams in many parts of the United States and the world, and are a key consideration in the safe design and construction of dams. A key aspect of earthquake risk mitigation for dams is reliable seismic analysis of the expected performance of dams under earthquake loads. Significant advances have been made by the dam engineering profession in the seismic analysis of dams over the past several years. This webinar will provide an overview of the the fundamentals of seismic analysis of embankment dams and discuss current trends in the analysis of seismic stability and deformations. The webinar will provide dam engineers and dam safety officials with basic knowledge of seismic analysis of embankment dams and an overview of recent developments in analysis methodologies for the seismic safety evaluation of such dams. Topics to be covered include: lessons from observed performance during past earthquakes, selection of appropriate analysis procedures, evaluation of soil behavior and strength, and procedures for analysis of seismic stability and deformations. Key concepts will be presented for each topic with application examples of selected concepts in practice.

Five Learning Objectives of This Webinar:

  • Overview of past performance and the potential effects of earthquakes on embankment dams.
  • Understanding of available approaches for the seismic stability evaluation of dams.
  • Basic knowledge of dam and material characterization requirements for reliable seismic evaluation of dams.
  • Understanding of procedures for the analysis of seismic stability and deformations of dams. 
  • Overview of current trends for the seismic analysis of embankment dams.

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This course qualifies for 2 PDHs.

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