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Total risk rating and stability analysis of embankment dams in the Kachchh Region, Gujarat, India

Srivastava, Amit and Babu, Sivakumar GL (2010) Total risk rating and stability analysis of embankment dams in the Kachchh Region, Gujarat, India. In: Engineering Geology, 115 (1-2). pp. 68-79.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enggeo.2010.06.011


A method for total risk analysis of embankment dams under earthquake conditions is discussed and applied to the selected embankment dams, i.e., Chang, Tapar, Rudramata, and Kaswati located in the Kachchh region of Gujarat, India, to obtain the seismic hazard rating of the dam site and the risk rating of the structures. Based on the results of the total risk analysis of the dams, coupled non-linear dynamic numerical analyses of the dam sections are performed using acceleration time history record of the Bhuj (India) earthquake as well as five other major earthquakes recorded worldwide. The objective of doing so is to perform the numerical analysis of the dams for the range of amplitude, frequency content and time duration of input motions. The deformations calculated from the numerical analyses are also compared with other approaches available in literature, viz, Makdisi and Seed (1978) approach, Jansen's approach (1990), Swaisgood's method (1995), Bureau's method (1997). Singh et al. approach (2007), and Saygili and Rathje approach (2008) and the results are utilized to foresee the stability of dams in future earthquake scenario. (C) 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Embankment dam; Seismic hazard; Risk analysis; Numerical; Earthquake; Deformation.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Civil Engineering
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Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2010 11:30
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2010 11:30
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/32936

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