Accession Number : AD0763928

Title :   Dynamic Properties of Pine Flat Dam,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Rea,D. ; Liaw,C. Y. ; Chopra,A. K.

Report Date : DEC 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 83

Abstract : Dynamic tests were undertaken to determine if the equipment that had been used to test other structures would have sufficient power to excite measurable vibrations in a concrete gravity dam and to determine as much about the dynamic properties of the dam as the existing equipment would permit. Two series of tests at different water levels were performed. Measurements of dynamic water pressure in the reservoir were attempted. The results of the dynamic tests on Pine Flat Dam were used to check the accuracy of two mathematical models of the dam. Comparisons are made between the dynamic properties of the mathematical model and the experimentally determined properties of the Pine Flat Dam. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   (*DAMS, STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES), VIBRATION, RESONANT FREQUENCY, DAMPING, ACCELEROMETERS, TEST METHODS, PERIODIC VARIATIONS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, CALIFORNIA

Subject Categories : Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE