Risk evaluation and reliability-based design of earth-fill dams

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Abstract

A reliability-based design for the improvement of earth-fill dams is discussed in this study, and the effect of improving of the embankment is evaluated in relation to the safety of the embankment against earthquakes. An inclined core is considered here as the means of improvement for the earth-fill embankment. To evaluate the stability of earth-fill dams, the elasto-viscoplastic finite element method (EVP-FEM) is used. Then, combining the Monte Carlo method with the EVP-FEM, the expected damage costs are calculated. Finally, the effect of this improvement is evaluated by comparing the total costs before and after the restoration of the embankment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication14th Asian Regional Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event14th Asian Regional Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, ARC 2011 - Hong Kong, China
Duration: May 23 2011May 27 2011

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Other14th Asian Regional Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, ARC 2011
CountryChina
CityHong Kong
Period5/23/115/27/11

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Embankments
embankment
Dams
risk assessment
fill
dam
Earth (planet)
Monte Carlo method
earthquakes
finite element method
Finite element method
methodology
cost
Restoration
Costs
Earthquakes
Monte Carlo methods
safety
earthquake
damage

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Soil Science
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology

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Nishimura, S. (2011). Risk evaluation and reliability-based design of earth-fill dams. In 14th Asian Regional Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering

Risk evaluation and reliability-based design of earth-fill dams. / Nishimura, Shin-ichi.

14th Asian Regional Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering. 2011.

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

Nishimura, S 2011, Risk evaluation and reliability-based design of earth-fill dams. in 14th Asian Regional Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering. 14th Asian Regional Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, ARC 2011, Hong Kong, China, 5/23/11.
Nishimura S. Risk evaluation and reliability-based design of earth-fill dams. In 14th Asian Regional Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering. 2011
Nishimura, Shin-ichi. / Risk evaluation and reliability-based design of earth-fill dams. 14th Asian Regional Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering. 2011.
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