A general framework for modeling long-term behavior of earth and concrete dams

Bernhard A. Schrefler, Francesco Pesavento, Lorenzo Sanavia, Giuseppe Sciume, Stefano Secchi, Luciano Simoni

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Abstract

Many problems are linked with the long-term behavior of both earthdams and concrete dams. They range from hydraulic fracturing to alkali-silica reaction (ASR) and to repair work in concrete dams, from seismic behavior to secondary consolidation in earthdams. A common framework for the simulation of such systems is shown, based on the mechanics of multiphase porous media. The general model is particularized to specific situations and several examples are shown.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)41-52
Number of pages12
JournalFrontiers of Architecture and Civil Engineering in China
Volume5
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2011

Keywords

  • alkali-silica reaction (ASR)
  • concrete dams
  • concrete hydration
  • coupled problems
  • earth dams
  • finite element method
  • hydraulic fracture
  • multiphase porous materials

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Architecture

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