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Hariri Ardebili M, Mirzabozorg H, Kianoush R. A STUDY ON NONLINEAR BEHAVIOR AND SEISMIC DAMAGE ASSESSMENT OF CONCRETE ARCH DAM-RESERVOIR-FOUNDATION SYSTEM USING ENDURANCE TIME ANALYSIS. International Journal of Optimization in Civil Engineering. 2012; 2 (4) :573-606
URL: http://ijoce.iust.ac.ir/article-1-114-en.html

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In the present paper, nonlinear behavior of mass concrete simulated by smeared crack model is combined with Endurance Time Analysis (ETA) method for studying seismic response of arch dams. ETA is a time-history based dynamic pushover procedure in which special predesigned intensifying acceleration functions are used for analysis and estimation of structural responses in various performance levels by just a single analysis. For this purpose 203m DEZ arch dam is selected as case study and the finite element model of dam-reservoir-foundation system is excited in various performance levels. It was found that ETA provides reasonable responses in comparison with Time-History Analysis (THA) at equivalent target time. In addition, ETAleads to acceptable estimation of crack profiles within dam body and can reduce the total time of analyses, meaningfully. Generally, it was concluded that ETA can be considered as an alternative of THA in nonlinear analysis of arch dams.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Optimal design
Received: 2012/10/14

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