Seismic analysis of the embedded control tower at Success Dam

dc.contributor.advisor Pando-López, Miguel A. Prieto-Piedrahita, Rafael A. College of Engineering en_US
dc.contributor.committee Suárez, Luis E.
dc.contributor.committee Ramos, Ricardo
dc.contributor.department Department of Civil Engineering en_US
dc.contributor.representative Portela, Genock 2019-03-01T13:20:00Z 2019-03-01T13:20:00Z 2006
dc.description.abstract This thesis presents the analyses carried out to compute the Dynamic Soil-Structure Interaction (DSSI) effects of the embedded control tower at Success Dam, California. The particular case of the Success Dam in Sacramento, California was chosen because the control tower at this dam is partially embedded in its upstream slope. The analyses carried out included two dimensional plane strain models based on finite element and explicit finite difference formulations. Several 2D models were analyzed including models with and without the control tower, with and without the intake pipe, with different elastic properties, and incorporating soil nonlinearity using the equivalent linear method. The 3D effects involved in the problem were also studied. This was done by using 3D models and the finite elements formulation. The results obtained herein were compared with previous studies, and conclusions were drawn and recommendations for future work were provided.
dc.description.abstract Esta tesis presenta los análisis realizados para calcular los efectos de Interacción Dinámica Suelo Estructura (IDSE) de la torre de control embebida en la presa Success, California. El caso particular de la presa Success en Sacramento, California fue seleccionado porque la torre de control en esta presa está parcialmente embebida en su talud aguas arriba. Los análisis realizados incluyeron modelos bidimensionales de deformación plana usando formulaciones de elementos finitos y diferencias finitas explícitas. Varios modelos 2D fueron analizados con y sin la torre de control, con y sin la tubería de toma, con diferentes propiedades elásticas, e incorporando la no linealidad del suelo usando el método lineal equivalente. Los efectos 3D del problema fueron también estudiados. Eso fue realizado por modelos 3D usando el método de los elementos finitos. Los resultados obtenidos fueron comparados con estudios previos, y se presentan conclusiones y recomendaciones para estudios futuros.
dc.description.graduationYear 2006 en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) of the U.S. Army Corps Engineers en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights.holder (c) 2006 Rafael Antonio Prieto Piedrahita en_US
dc.rights.license All rights reserved en_US
dc.subject Seismic analysis en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Earthquake resistant design--California--Sacramento. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Dams--California--Sacramento. en_US
dc.title Seismic analysis of the embedded control tower at Success Dam en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dspace.entity.type Publication Civil Engineering en_US M.S. en_US
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