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REDUCING THE EARTHQUAKE INDUCED DAMAGE AND RISK IN MONUMENTAL STRUCTURES: EXPERIENCE AT ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE DE MONTREAL FOR LARGE CONCRETE DAMS SUPPORTED BY HYDRO-QUEBEC AND ALCAN

  • P. Léger
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Abstract

This paper presents a summary of (a) structural analysis methodologies to assess the seismic cracking and sliding responses of concrete gravity dams including transient uplift pressures in cracks, (b) related computer programs, (c) dam strengthening using post-tension anchors, and (d) related experimental validation work. The paper refers principally to research and development work performed at École Polytechnique de Montréal (Montréal University, Canada), in recent years.

Keywords

Peak Ground Acceleration Shake Table Test Crack Mouth Opening Displacement Seismic Safety Uplift Force 
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  • P. Léger
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  1. 1.Department of Civil, Geological and Mining EngineeringÉcole Polytechnique de Montréal, Montréal University,QuebecCanada

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