Dynamic response of rock-fill dams to asynchronous ground motion

Akkose M., Adanur S., Bayraktar A., Dumanoglu A. A.

7th International Conference on Vibration Problems (ICOVP 2005), İstanbul, Turkey, 5 - 09 September 2005, vol.111, pp.9-10 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 111
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.9-10
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, dynamic response of rock-fill darns to asynchronous ground motion is investigated. The Keban Dam, constructed in Elazig, Turkey, is chosen as a numerical example. In the asynchronous dynamic analysis, wave velocities of 500 m/s, 1000 m/s, 2000 m/s and infinite are used for the travelling ground motion. Stresses are obtained for the wave velocities, and compared with each other. It is observed that the propagation velocity of the ground motion greatly influences the response of the rock-fill dam.