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: Design, Assessment, Maintenance and Management - Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering, IALCCE 2014
PublisherCRC Press/Balkema
Pages1390-1397
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781138001206
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event4th International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering, IALCCE 2014 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: Nov 16 2014Nov 19 2014

Other

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

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Dams
Rain
Earthquakes
Earth (planet)
Internal friction
Embankments
Reliability analysis
Shear strength
Hazards
Monte Carlo methods
Soils
Statistical Models

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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Nishimura, S., Shuku, T., Shibata, T., & Fujisawa, K. (2015). Reliability-based design of earth-fill dams regarding heavy rains and earthquakes. In Life-Cycle of Structural Systems: Design, Assessment, Maintenance and Management - Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering, IALCCE 2014 (pp. 1390-1397). CRC Press/Balkema.

Reliability-based design of earth-fill dams regarding heavy rains and earthquakes. / Nishimura, Shin-ichi; Shuku, Takayuki; Shibata, Toshifumi; Fujisawa, K.

Life-Cycle of Structural Systems: Design, Assessment, Maintenance and Management - Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering, IALCCE 2014. CRC Press/Balkema, 2015. p. 1390-1397.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Nishimura, S, Shuku, T, Shibata, T & Fujisawa, K 2015, Reliability-based design of earth-fill dams regarding heavy rains and earthquakes. in Life-Cycle of Structural Systems: Design, Assessment, Maintenance and Management - Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering, IALCCE 2014. CRC Press/Balkema, pp. 1390-1397, 4th International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering, IALCCE 2014, Tokyo, Japan, 11/16/14.
Nishimura S, Shuku T, Shibata T, Fujisawa K. Reliability-based design of earth-fill dams regarding heavy rains and earthquakes. In Life-Cycle of Structural Systems: Design, Assessment, Maintenance and Management - Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering, IALCCE 2014. CRC Press/Balkema. 2015. p. 1390-1397
Nishimura, Shin-ichi ; Shuku, Takayuki ; Shibata, Toshifumi ; Fujisawa, K. / Reliability-based design of earth-fill dams regarding heavy rains and earthquakes. Life-Cycle of Structural Systems: Design, Assessment, Maintenance and Management - Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering, IALCCE 2014. CRC Press/Balkema, 2015. pp. 1390-1397
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