Civil and Environmental Engineering MS Project Presentation: Silas Sanderson
Friday, June 15, 2018 - 2:00pm

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is pleased to announce Silas Sanderson's MS Project Presentation: "Non-linear Deformation Analysis of an Embankment Dam."

Date: Friday, June 15, 2018
Time: 2:00pm
Location: Engineering Building 315
Adviser: Dr. Arash Khosravifar

Non-linear deformation analysis (NDA) of embankment dams is becoming more common as geotechnical engineers seek to better understand how critical infrastructure will perform under high seismic loading. In order to perform this type of analysis, site specific ground motions and engineering properties of the embankment dam are required. The NDA modeling effort consists of a static and seepage analysis to establish an initial stress state followed by a dynamic analysis to simulate the embankment response to ground motions. Using this approach, a two dimensional NDA was performed on an embankment dam using the NDA program FLAC. The presentation will discuss the input parameters, modeling efforts, and results of the analysis.