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On-Demand Webinar: Seismic Stability Evaluation of Earth Dams

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Association of State Dam Safety Officials, 2015

Earthquakes represent a hazard to dams in many parts of the United States and therefore are of interest to design engineers and dam safety officials. Evaluation of the seismic stability of these dams to future anticipated earthquakes require an understanding of seismic hazards, site exploration methods, soil behavior under seismic loading, and seismic stability analysis techniques. This webinar will cover the fundamentals of these topics to provide design engineers and dam safety officials with basic knowledge to help in the analysis and review of seismic analyses of earth dams.

Topics covered include: examples of seismic performance of embankment dams, selection of applicable evaluation procedures, liquefaction evaluation, cyclic softening evaluation, soil strength, and seismic stability analysis. Key concepts to understand will be presented for each topic with examples to demonstrate the application of these concepts to practice.

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Speaker(s): Lelio H. Mejia and Richard J. Armstrong

Revision ID: 2254
Revision Date: 08/19/2022