Accession Number : ADA212547

Title :   Computer-Aided Structural Engineering (CASE) Project. The Response-Spectrum Dynamic Analysis of Gravity Dams Using the Finite Element Method. Phase 2.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS INFORMATION TECHNOLOG Y LAB

Personal Author(s) : Wiersma, Paul

PDF Url : ADA212547

Report Date : Aug 1989

Pagination or Media Count : 109

Abstract : This report is a part of a Corps-wide project to provide guidance for the use of finite element analyses. A continuation of the Phase Ia study dealing with a static finite element analysis of a gravity dam and Phase Ib study dealing with foundation-structure interaction, Phase II gives direction in performing a response-spectrum dynamic finite element analysis of a gravity dam. An example problem is presented to demonstrate how to verify the results for a simplified structure before moving to the analysis of the real structure. An analysis of a realistic gravity dam is then presented with results. The primary objective of this study is to give direction in performing a response-spectrum dynamic finite element analysis of a gravity dam using a general-purpose computer program. (SDW)

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN, *DAMS, *STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS, GRAVITY, SIMPLIFICATION, STATIC TESTS

Subject Categories : Civil Engineering
      Numerical Mathematics
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE