SEISMIC SAFETY OF EARTH DAMS

THIS STUDY CONSIDERS THE SAFETY OF A HOMOGENEOUS EARTH DAM WHICH IS DESIGNED BY A SET OF PROCEDURES DEEMED REPRESENTATIVE OF CURRENT PRACTICE. VARIOUS UNCERTAINTIES AND ERRORS ARE EVALUATED FROM PUBLISHED RESEARCH RESULTS, AND ARE USED TO COMPUTE THE FAILURE PROBABILITY OF AN EARTH DAM LOCATED IN A SEISMIC REGION AND DESIGNED ACCORDING TO THE CONVENTIONAL PRACTICE. DECISION THEORY IS USED TO OBTAIN THE OPTIMUM DESIGN. THIS APPROACH PERMITS THE EVALUATION OF THE EFFECTS OF VARIOUS UNCERTAINTIES ON THE SAFETY AND COST OF AN EARTH DAM. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 96, No SM6, PROC PAPER NO 7686, PP 1987-2006, 9 FIG,
  • Authors:
    • Wu, T H
    • Kraft, L M
  • Publication Date: 1970-11

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  • Accession Number: 00235846
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 3 1971 12:00AM