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 OJCE  Vol.6 No.3 , June 2016
Comparison between Response Spectrum and Time History Method of Dynamic Analysis of Concrete Gravity Dam
Abstract: Dam structure built to store water has failed with resulting loss of life, social, economic and environmental losses due to seismic vibrations. These vibrations are dynamic in nature. These vibrations must be reduced with proper application of engineering principles and for estimating the behavior of concrete gravity dam dynamic analysis plays an extraordinary role. This paper presents the dynamic time history analysis and response spectrum method of a concrete gravity dam by using STAAD-PRO. Here Finite Element Approach is used to analyze the dam. A concrete gravity dam model is prepared in STAAD-PRO to perform the time history analysis and response spectrum analysis and a comparison is done between both these methods. Concrete gravity dam is a large structure which retains a very large amount of water on its upstream side and it is very crucial for a dam to survive against vibrations of earthquake. So it is a matter of study to check the behaviour of a dam during and after the application of the loading.
Cite this paper: Rampure, A. and Mangulkar, M. (2016) Comparison between Response Spectrum and Time History Method of Dynamic Analysis of Concrete Gravity Dam. Open Journal of Civil Engineering, 6, 329-334. doi: 10.4236/ojce.2016.63027.
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