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Eng. Onorio Francesco Salvatore

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Hydrodynamic effects during earthquakes on dams and retaining walls: Zangar’s theory


In this post we’ll study the Zangar’s theory for dams and retaining walls, following the previous posts on the same subject where we went through the theories of Westergaard (“Hydrodynamic effects during earthquakes on dams and retaining walls: Westergaard’s theory“) and von Karman (“Hydrodynamic effects during earthquakes on dams and retaining walls: von Karman’s theory“). […]

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Hydrodynamic effects during earthquakes on dams and retaining walls: von Karman’s theory


In a previous post we went through the Westergaard’s theory for the analysis of gravity dams under seismic actions (“Hydrodynamic effects during earthquakes on dams and retaining wall: Westergaard’s theory“). In this post we’ll see the von Karman’s theory of the same subject. Following the discussions on Westergaard’s theory, there were some proposals by different […]

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Hydrodynamic effects during earthquakes on dams and retaining walls: Westergaard’s theory


During an earthquake, there are dynamic effects on dams and retaining walls that can be highly variable. They can go from no damages at all up to massive destruction. One of the first studies on the evaluation of the hydrodynamic actions on a massive gravity dam during horizontal solicitations was given by H. M. Westergaard […]

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