Essays about: "persistent rock joint"

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  1. 1. Reliability-Based Analysis of Concrete Dams

    University essay from KTH/Jord- och bergmekanik; KTH/Jord- och bergmekanik

    Author : David Fouhy; Francisco Ríos Bayona; [2014]
    Keywords : concrete dams; buttress dams; gravity dams; probabilistic analyses; stability analyses; sliding stability; overturning stability; rock bolts; persistent rock joint; dam safety;

    Abstract : Dams are designed and assessed based on traditional factor of safety methodology. Several drawbacks of this approach exist; for example varying failure probability for structures where the factor of safety is the same. This traditional factor of safety methodology imposes conservative assumptions in terms of both design and analysis. READ MORE