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Dam Engineering

Recent Advances in Design and Analysis

Edited by Zhongzhi Fu

Nanjing Hydraulic Research Institute


Erich Bauer

Graz University of Technology

Dams are critical structures in the sense that damage or breach of even a small dam may cause an unacceptable loss of life and property. Therefore, the safety of dams over the intended lifespan is of utmost importance for unrestricted operation. The basic prerequisites for any safe and successful operation of a dam include state-of-the-art design, experimental investigations of the construction material and properties of the foundation, a refined theoretical analysis of relevant load cases, and high-quality construction. In the past decades, many advancements have been achieved in both construction technologies and design, including those for the prediction of the long-term behavior of dams under various loading conditions. As such, this book examines these advancements with respect to the design, construction, and performance of earth, rockfill, and concrete dams. Over eight chapters, this book provides a comprehensive overview of the latest progress and research in dam engineering.

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Dam EngineeringRecent Advances in Design and AnalysisEdited by Zhongzhi Fu

Published: March 31st 2021

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.78818

ISBN: 978-1-83962-158-1

Print ISBN: 978-1-83962-157-4

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83962-159-8

Copyright year: 2021

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1. Using Clay-Gravel Mixtures as the Impervious Core Materials in Rockfill Dams

By Zhongzhi Fu, Shengshui Chen, Enyue Ji, Guoying Li and Yang Lu


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2. Heightening of an Existing Embankment Dam: Results from Numerical Simulations

By Zhu Yumeng, Guoying Li, Zhankuan Mi, Zhongzhi Fu and Kuangmin Wei


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3. Space-Time Finite Element Method for Seismic Analysis of Concrete Dam

By Vikas Sharma, Akira Murakami and Kazunori Fujisawa


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4. Long-Term Behavior of Coarse-Grained Rockfill Material and Their Constitutive Modeling

By Erich Bauer


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5. A State-Dependent Constitutive Model for Unsaturated Rockfill Materials

By Liujiang Wang and Zhongzhi Fu


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6. A Practical Framework for Probabilistic Analysis of Embankment Dams

By Xiangfeng Guo and Daniel Dias


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7. Probabilistic Slope Stability Analysis for Embankment Dams

By Yijiang Zhang, Enyue Ji and Weiwei Xu


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8. Earth-Rock Dams’ Breach Modelling

By Qiming Zhong, Yibo Shan and Jiaxin Liu


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