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Federal Guidelines for Dam Safety: Earthquake Analyses and Design of Dams (FEMA P-65)

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Federal Emergency Management Agency, 2005

These guidelines provide a basic framework for the earthquake design and evaluation of dams... This document contains general guidelines for specifying design earthquake loadings (for design or safety evaluation) and performing seismic analyses for the design of new dams (for evaluating the safety of existing dams or modifying existing dams). The guidelines are presented in four parts:

  • Selection of design or safety evaluation earthquakes
  • Characterization of ground motions
  • Seismic analyses of the dams and foundations
  • Evaluation of structural adequacy for earthquake loading

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2005 (current)

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Revision ID: 5845
Revision Date: 12/16/2022