Reliability-based design of earth-fill dams regarding heavy rains and earthquakes

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Abstract

This research deals with a strategy for the maintenance of geotechnical structures such as earth- fill dams. Standard penetration test (SPT) N-values are frequently used to determine the soil parameters. Firstly, based on the statistical model for the N-values, the shear strength parameters are derived through the empirical relationships. Secondly, a reliability analysis of the embankments is conducted considering the variability of the internal friction angle and the seismic hazard. Thirdly, the probability of overflow of earth fills during heavy rains is evaluated. The rainfall intensity is dealt with as a probabilistic parameter, and the various rainfall patterns are tested by the Monte Carlo method.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLife-Cycle of Structural Systems
Subtitle of host publicationDesign, Assessment, Maintenance and Management - Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering, IALCCE 2014
EditorsMitsuyoshi Akiyama, Hitoshi Furuta, Dan M. Frangopol
PublisherCRC Press/Balkema
Pages1390-1397
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781138001206
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2015
Event4th International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering, IALCCE 2014 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: Nov 16 2014Nov 19 2014

Publication series

NameLife-Cycle of Structural Systems: Design, Assessment, Maintenance and Management - Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering, IALCCE 2014

Other

Other4th International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering, IALCCE 2014
CountryJapan
CityTokyo
Period11/16/1411/19/14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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