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The Material Point Method and the analysis of dams and dam failures
Zabala García, Francisco; Alonso Pérez de Agreda, Eduardo
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Enginyeria del Terreny, Cartogràfica i Geofísica; Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. MSR - Mecànica del Sòls i de les Roques
The paper describes the application of the Material Point Method to the simulation ofan earthdam failure case and the evaluation of the seismic response of concrete-faced dams. Results for the historical failure case of Aznalcóllar dam and for two dams located in the western part of Argentinathat are under high seismic hazard are presented. The ability of the method to correctly simulate failure mechanisms is shown.
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Àrees temàtiques de la UPC::Enginyeria civil::Enginyeria hidràulica, marítima i sanitària::Embassaments i preses
Earth dams
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CRC Press

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