Deconvolved Stochastic Seismic Excitation Effect on the Nonlinear Response of Asphaltic Lining Dam-Foundation Interaction Systems

Haciefendioglu K.

ADVANCES IN STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING, vol.13, no.1, pp.127-137, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1260/1369-4332.13.1.127
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.127-137
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: No


The effect of the deconvolved stochastic seismic excitation on the nonlinear response of dam-foundation interaction systems is investigated in this paper using the equivalent linear method. For this purpose, three different earthquake input mechanisms are used: the standard-rigid-base input model, the massless-foundation input model and the deconvolved-base-rock input model. The spatial variability of ground motion including the incoherence and wave-passage effects are taken into account in the analyses. The limit earthquake in 1999 is selected as sample ground motion. Two-dimensional interface finite elements are used between the dam-soil deposit and the asphalt face and also between the foundation-soil deposit and the cutoff wall. The mean of the absolute maximum displacement and stress values obtained from the three earthquake input models are compared with each other.